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MDA launches new tool to identify minority businesses

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has launched the Mississippi Minority Business Registry, a resource for businesses and public entities looking for prospective suppliers or contractors that can meet their procurement needs. The new registry can be accessed online at www.mmbr.org. A component of MDA’s Diversity in Contracting initiative, which focuses on increasing minority- and women-owned business participation in ...

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Technology cluster adds Google-certified company

HANCOCK COUNTY — Lime PI Digital, a Google-certified AdWords Partner, is the newest member of the Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS), which is based at Stennis Space Center. Lime PI Digital’s main focus is on cloud-based marketing, organic search engine optimization, cost per click management, AdWords account management, search engine-friendly web design, data-driven web implementation and management, web tracking and ...

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MDAC: Businesses 'overwhelmingly support' online pesticide registration

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce (MDAC) introduced the Pesticide Products Registration Online System in 2011 to overwhelming support from businesses nationwide, according to MDAC. In its first year of operation as a pilot system, over 80 percent of businesses took advantage of the online application as a way to register pesticides for sale or distribution in ...

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FCC reforms prompt $53M investment in state by AT&T

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — AT&T is making a $53 million investment throughout Mississippi as a result of reforms made to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Universal Service Fund, a vast majority of which will be used to enable broadband expansion. This investment in Mississippi will mean more than 170 new sites in more than 60 wire centers, which will increase access ...

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Senate committee amends charter school bill

JACKSON — Online charter schools would not be allowed under a bill that Mississippi senators are pushing forward. A committee agreed today to an amendment banning such virtual schools, which have been a subject of intense argument among education advocates. The bill would also let charter schools sponsor prekindergarten programs, although no state money is provided for students four years ...

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Study: Broadband usage growing quicker than studies show

STARKVILLE — Broadband Internet usage in Mississippi is catching up to the national average more quickly than recent national studies report, according to a statewide survey conducted by the Southern Rural Development Center at Mississippi State University. Information on this Internet and broadband use survey is available at srdc.msstate.edu/ebeat/reports.html. Reports on the Mississippi Broadband Survey, conducted by telephone from May ...

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BancorpSouth Arena officials fighting scalpers

TUPELO — BancorpSouth Arena’s officials have announced a new concert — Eric Church in April — and with that comes the battle to keep concert tickets in the hands of real — and local — music fans. Ticket scalping has jumped from street corners to shady websites. Scalpers are legally buying tickets and are reselling those tickets at much higher ...

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Coalition makes recommendations for promoting broadband usage

JACKSON — The Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition has issued recommendations for improving access to high-speed Internet and encouraging digital literacy. These recommendations are the culmination of almost a year of study and meetings by stakeholders from the public and private sectors. The Coalition also is partnering with the newly created Connect to Compete, a national private-nonprofit partnership led by One ...

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