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Study finds Jackson has lowest commercial real estate cost

JACKSON — The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, using the results from the 2012 Experience Exchange Report (EER), has compiled a list of the most and least expensive commercial real estate city-markets in the United States. The annual report aggregates rental income and operating expense figures from the previous year; in 2011, data was gathered from more than ...

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Bradley Arant makes ABA's 'Top 100' ranking

JACKSON — Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP has been named a “Top 100 Group Firm” by the American Bar Association (ABA). Honorees are featured in the August issue of the ABA Journal. The “Top 100 Group Firm” honorees are local lawyers and firms that support the ABA’s efforts to promote and protect the profession and practice of law at home ...

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Farmers, ranchers prepare to deal with Isaac's impact

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Farmers across southern and central Mississippi are preparing to deal with the consequences of high winds and lots of rain from Isaac. “We have a two-fold problem for farmers right now,” said Mississippi Farm Bureau president Randy Knight. “The livestock and dairy farmers are worried about losing electricity — having problems keeping chickens alive and being able ...

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Farm Bureau warns of scam; reports activity to AG

JACKSON — The Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation reports it has been made aware of emails circulating stating the recipient has been awarded a “$1,000 Visa Gift Card free of charge” from Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. This is not a legitimate communication from Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, and there is no such award program in place through Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, ...

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Another MMC Materials plant earns environmental certification

GREENVILLE — The National Ready Mix Concrete Association reports MMC Materials Inc.’s Greenville plant meets the requirements for Green Star certification. This certification is awarded to concrete plants that satisfy stringent environmental requirements in the supply of concrete and concrete related products. This is MMC’s fourth ready mix concrete plant to achieve this honor. The other Mississippi-based plants are in ...

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Poultry group makes significant donation to food bank

JACKSON — The Mississippi Poultry Association has donated 10,000 pounds of chicken and 10,000 eggs to the Mississippi Food Network, which distributes food and household items to people across the state. The Mississippi Poultry Association plans to make a similar donation annually. Gov. Haley Barbour chose to give the donation to the Mississippi Food Network for its broad reach across ...

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Hansen named new CEO of real estate group

JACKSON — The Mississippi Association of Realtors recently announced the appointment of Beth H. Hansen as CEO of MAR, the state’s business advocate for real estate professionals. “I welcome the opportunities that this new position brings, and look forward to working closely with our state-wide membership and leadership team to build on MAR’s strong foundation of member service, professional development ...

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AIAMS exhibit garners award

JACKSON — The Mississippi Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA’s) Mississippi Celebrates Architecture Exhibit has earned a 2010 Grassroots Excellence Award for Public Affairs and Communications: Outstanding Single Program. The awards are intended to remind the AIA community that many of the institute’s best ideas and practices come from components. The jury commented: “Mississippi Celebrates Architecture was a ...

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CMI shows 'mild progress'

The December Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) matched the mood of the economy as a whole — essentially flat, but showing some mild progress. The most important aspect of the report is that the index remained above the 50 mark that separates growth from contraction, and even showed a slight gain as it moved from 52.3 to 52.9. The indicators that ...

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