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Bill seeks to end accelerated sales tax system

Legislation that sits in the House and Ways and Means Committee would offer relief at the end of the state fiscal year for taxpayers who collect sales taxes. Currently, taxpayers who collect sales and use taxes — which encompasses almost all of the state’s small businesses — are allowed to remit them to the state no later than the 25th ...

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SMART Business Act: A new twist on an old concept

One of the cornerstones of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s 2013 legislative agenda is an old bill with some new features. The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through (SMART) Business Act is similar to legislation Hosemann has supported the past two sessions. It offers incentives to businesses that contract with a Mississippi university for private research. “It came to my mind ...

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Tim Mask tries to stop the ‘brain drain’

Tim Mask is vice president of brand planning and development with Maris, West & Baker advertising. He is the founder of the Mississippi Brain Drain Commission, which is devoted to keeping Mississippi’s homegrown intellectual capital in Mississippi. Q — What is the mission of the Mississippi Brain Drain Commission? A — The direct mission of the Mississippi Brain Drain Commission ...

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New name, new developer push Starkville development forward

Golden Triangle developer Mark Castleberry took over the old CottonMill Marketplace development in Starkville last fall, and has since changed its name and started the process of getting its design approved by state and federal historical designation agencies. The mixed-use development, which sits on the edge of Mississippi State University’s campus, changed ownership when the school allowed the contract it ...

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No land deal stalls Winston County refinery plans

Work toward locating an oil refinery in Winston County will not move forward until the group pushing the effort purchases the property selected for the site. Starting late last year, officials in Winston County have held a few meetings and exchanged a few phone calls with project principals. Other than that, not much has happened. And that will remain the ...

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Malcolm White will be keeping the trail warm

Malcolm White will soon leave his post as executive director of the Mississippi Arts Commission to become the director of the Mississippi Development Authority’s tourism division. White will start at the MDA in January. White, who owns of Hal and Mal’s, one of Jackson’s most popular eateries and bars, is a member of “The Culture Club,” a collection of state ...

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