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Barbour, Stuart headline MEC event

Governor and county music legend expected to  celebrate Mississippi’s music heritage as tourism mechanism Mississippi’s rich musical heritage will take center stage Thursday at the Mississippi Economic Council’s 61st Annual Meeting in Jackson. With the theme “Mississippi — The Birthplace of America’s Music,” approximately 2,000 business and community leaders will see how they can use this unique cultural heritage tool ...

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Mississippi enters the Google fray

Jackson, Oxford in the running for high-speed internet program that would be launched next year Site selection for most major economic development projects is wrapped in a shroud of secrecy that would make the CIA jealous. Typically, the public learns its city or state was in the running for something similar to a Toyota or Nissan plant when the site ...

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Mississippi manufacturing counties now in focus

There are eight counties in Mississippi that have more than 30 percent of their jobs in the manufacturing sector.  Do these counties have anything in common?  Are there any trends among them?    What are their futures?  A quick review of some of the economic data reveals some interesting insights.   One of the most memorable field trips of my ...

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Banks try to force Evans into Chapter 7; still searching for trust account

Creditors in the Evans brothers commercial real estate fraud case are still trying to get information on the funds of Charles Evans Jr., and Evans continues to stall them. Creditors were informed on Monday that Charles would not show up for a deposition that was scheduled for Tuesday. The parties have obtained information on Charles’ trust fund but can’t yet ...

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DRMC names interim CEO/president

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Chainsaw massacre continues; Barbour cuts $40 million from budget

  Gov. Haley Barbour announced today that an additional $41 million was disappearing from the state’s budget for fiscal year 2010 because of spiraling state revenue collections. Since the budget year started last July, $499.1 million has been cut. “Hopefully we’re making the last cuts of the year,” Barbour said. The latest round of cuts comes just a few hours ...

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