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JOSH MABUS – Apocalypse now: The volatile startup landscape

Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception. Carl Sagan gave us these words through the lecture series The Search for Who We Are. While this observation may seem pessimistic, we know it to be true. Two things are inevitable: death and taxes. Science estimates 99.9 percent of all species that ever existed on Earth are now extinct. That means ...

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AIMING HIGH — TALON shooting for very top of tactical firearms market

TALON Ordnance CEO Clay Baldwin can relish the stillness and quiet of his office at Ridgeland’s Highland Colony Business Park, but he knows that all changes soon after New Years. If the logistics he and his partners have mapped out come off as planned, shipments of dozens of parts for TALON Ordnance’s state-of-the-art tactical rifle will arrive at a rapid-fire ...

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Bank creates half-billion-dollar loan pool for businesses

TUPELO — BancorpSouth is setting aside a $500 million loan fund aimed at Mississippi businesses, saying it will work with state officials to find qualified borrowers. Gov. Phil Bryant appeared with BancorpSouth executives to laud the move today. The officials spoke at the headquarters of C Spire Wireless, citing the eight-story office building as an example of a project made ...

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Banks honored for regional small business lending

GULFPORT — Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank have received a combined eight national and regional Greenwich Excellence Awards in Small Business and Middle Market Banking for 2012. According to a news release, the two Gulf South financial institutions were among the top six percent of eligible organizations to earn the coveted Greenwich Associates recognition, which is based on interviews with ...

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Bryant steering away from startups like failed Twin Creeks

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says he’d prefer that the state not invest in startup companies like failed solar equipment firm Twin Creeks. The Republican says he’s steering the Mississippi Development Authority away from loaning or giving money to such companies. “I do not have a preference for startup companies,” Bryant told The Associated Press. “I am conservative because of ...

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Alliance hoping to start sand-drying plant operations next month

PICAYUNE — A company building a sand-drying plant to service the oil industry is eying an August start-up. Jacque Ballay, vice president in charge of marketing and sales for Alliance Consulting Group, LLC, tells the Picayune Item when the plant cranks up, it will be able to handle a maximum of 200 truckloads of sand per day, based on demand ...

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Toyota supplier celebrates start of production

BALDWYN — Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM) celebrated the start of production of the company’s new facility in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Baldwyn last Friday. APMM, the North American subsidiary of Toyota Auto Body, is a tier-one supplier for the Toyota plant in Blue Springs. APMM, which currently employs 340 workers, provides stamped parts, body ...

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