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Innovative business ideas to take stage at Tech Alliance’s Venture Challenge

The Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) will present the Fifth Annual Mississippi New Venture Challenge May 22 at the Jackson Convention Complex. The New Venture Challenge is a business plan competition that provides an opportunity for aspiring innovators and technology entrepreneurs to pitch their business plan in a rapid-fire format to a panel of angel investors and also be paired with ...

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After over decade of study, Corps endorses deepening Savannah's port

The Port of Savannah’s chances for sharing in an expected massive increase in ocean shipping through an expanded Panama Canal received a huge boost Wednesday morning after the Army Corps of Engineers gave a greenlight to deepening the port’s shipping channel. The announcement ends a 14-year wait by the Georgia Ports Authority for permission to dredge a more than 12-mile ...

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REILY: Finely textured beef the fault of the media? MSU researcher cannot be serious

A story released by Mississippi State University blames the media for the shadow cast over lean, finely textured beef, which has been more commonly referred to as pink slime. An MSU meat scientist, Byron Williams, describes recent media reports as “irresponsible journalism that casts a shadow over established practices that he contends make certain ground beef products healthier and safer.” ...

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MDA’s asset project seeks to detail uniqueness of state’s communities

The Asset Development Division of the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has launched an interactive website, http://assetmap.mississippi.org, to showcase unique assets found in communities throughout Mississippi. The website pinpoints historic sites, unique businesses, tourist attractions and natural resources found in communities that have undergone MDA’s asset mapping process. The website also highlights markers found along the state’s Blues Trail, Country Music ...

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SBA seminar set for April 12 in Vicksburg

VICKSBURG — The Small Business Administration and partners in the Vicksburg area will present a seminar on SBA loans and business planning on April. 12. The program is offered in collaboration with the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber of Commerce and the Hinds Community College Small Business Development Center. The free session is set for 2 p.m. at the Vicksburg-Warren County Chamber ...

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C Spire opens prototype facility in Starkville; Clinton is next

C Spire today announced the grand opening of its new 3,000 square foot prototype retail store in Starkville. The new store, located at 337 Highway 12 West in Starkville, features C Spire’s latest open floor plan design, wireless devices, feature and smart phones and accessories, as well as the company’s industry-leading personalization program, which gives customers apps and content that ...

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Clarksdale’s Saf-T-Cart having growth spurt, adding 20 jobs

Saf-T-Cart, manufacturer of steel welding carts that transport and store oxygen and acetylene tanks, is expanding in Clarksdale to meet production demands. The company of 55 workers will add 20 workers with the expansion. The project represents a company investment of $240,000 as well as $300,000 in Mississippi Development Authority-sponsored Community Development Block Grant (CBG) funds for improvements to the ...

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