Home » NEWS » Economic Development (page 225)

Economic Development

Minority Business Expo at Stennis Space Center is March 29

The Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) will host a Minority Business Expo at Stennis Space Center from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 29. Organizers are looking for companies to exhibit at the expo. Table-top stations will be provided for those wishing to display their products and informational materials on their services. Space is limited and will be assigned on ...

Read More »

Golden Nugget coming to Biloxi with conversion of Isle Casino

Golden Nugget Casinos is expanding to include what will be The Golden Nugget Biloxi, complete with enhancements to the existing 720-room hotel and new amenities. The expansion is coming via the acquisition of the Isle Casino Hotel in Biloxi, said Tilman J. Fertitta, chairman, CEO & owner of Landry’s Inc. Fertitta’s gaming companies include Golden Nugget Casinos in Las Vegas, ...

Read More »

Fed reports improving economic health for Mississippi districts

The Federal Reserve’s Beige Book for Feb. 29, a periodic assessment of economic health throughout the Reserve Bank’s 12 districts, reported economic activity nationwide continued to increase at a modest to moderate pace from January through February. Hiring, manufacturing and banking all showed increases. Retail spending and tourism showed gains in some districts. Residential real estate declined in some districts ...

Read More »

‘Catholic Day’ or not, Bryant to vow immigration crackdown support

By Ted Carter Gov. Phil Bryant will gather in the Capitol Wednesday with Tea Party allies to detail progress on giving Mississippi an “Alabama-style” law to keep undocumented immigrants from working in the state. The 1:30 p.m. joint press conference with the Mississippi Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement and the Mississippi Tea Party could present some awkwardness because of ...

Read More »

March MDA trip aims to expand state's Israel business ties

he Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a delegation of state business leaders on a business development mission to Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem, Israel from March 17-22. The trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses looking to expand trade and create business relationships with opportunities in Israeli markets. During the business development mission, delegates will meet one-on-one with qualified ...

Read More »

Kicker: Mississippi Craft Center named one of top 10 in country

Julia Daily, executive director, Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild, has traveled around the country to visit art galleries and craft centers like the one she oversees, the Mississippi Craft Center. She has found that the work of Mississippi artists and craftsmen compares favorably to the best in the nation. “I would place our artisans up against any in the country,” Daily said. ...

Read More »