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Help with manufacturing exports on tap for Feb. 7 Indianola seminar

Mississippi manufacturers that want to begin export operations or expand current ones can get details on resources and other help available to them at a Feb. 7 workshop in Indianola sponsored by the Delta Regional Authority. Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute is hosting the Getting to Know Your Export Resources workshop. It is funded by the Delta Regional Authority. ...

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Senate bills call for moving dozens of state offices to Capitol area

Downtown Jackson would see hundreds of new workers and a whittling of its office space vacancies through proposals from Senate Public Property Committee Chairman David Blount to consolidate more state agencies into space available in the Jackson Capitol Complex. In support of a pair of bills he has introduced, Blount produced an analysis from Millsaps College’s Else School of Management ...

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Toyota reclaims title of world's top automaker

Toyota Motor Manufacturing sold a record 9.75 million vehicles last year, according to an official tally released Monday, roaring past General Motors and Volkswagen to reclaim its title as the world’s top automaker in 2012. The Japanese automaker which opened a Corolla plant in Mississippi’s Blue Springs in 2011 had a 27 percent increase in U.S. sales in last year, ...

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Center for Justice: Bryant lacks real awareness of health care needs

Gov. Phil Bryant’s pronouncement last week that hospital emergency room access ensures that all Mississippians have health care reflects a poor understanding of how healthcare works for many of the state’s families, the Mississippi Center for Justice says. Replying to Bryant’s statement in an interview with Kaiser Health News, the public-interest law firm also criticized Bryant’s refusal thus-far to accept ...

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Twin Creeks building likely to draw buyer interest

Renewed demand for manufacturing space — especially for a facility equipped to take in immense amounts of electrical power — makes the soon-to-be-vacated Twin Creeks Technologies building in Senatobia a strong bet to attract a buyer or tenant. So say economic development specialists and real estate professionals in assessing the future of the 85,000-square-foot solar-panel plant built with a $16-million ...

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Mississippi job levels fall to an alarming 17-year low

Mississippi’s job levels sank to their lowest levels since 1996 last year and ended the year looking slightly worse than 2011, the first quarter Mississippi Economic Outlook reports. The January report from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning was not all gloom, however. Leading indicators such as retail sales, tax collections and housing starts have trended upwards since July. Both ...

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Rainfall, snow melts improve outlook for Mississippi River navigation

Recent sustained rains and melting snow across the Mississippi Valley will ensure continuing navigation on the Mississippi River through mid-February, even if no additional rain falls between now and Feb. 15, the Army Corps of Engineers says. The period from Jan. 9-13 saw three-eighths inches of rain, with 10+ inches locally, over the Ohio River Valley and the Mississippi watershed ...

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