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Wood pellet maker plans $200M investment in Mississippi

A company that makes wood pellets burned for fuel in overseas power plants is moving ahead with plans for a $140 million pellet mill and a $60 million ship-loading terminal on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Enviva LP spokeswoman Maria Moreno said Wednesday that the Maryland company signed agreements Monday with leaders in George and Jackson counties. The company won’t finalize ...

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EMBDC recognizes December ambassadors of the month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently presented its December ambassadors of the month awards. Honorees are, from left, Krilecia Gianakos, State Games of Mississippi, red ticket drawing winner; Michelle Thames, MSU Riley Center, second place; Leah Hearn, Commercial Bank, first place; Lee Williams, Regions Bank, and Sonya Scarbrough (not pictured), BankPlus, third place tie. (Courtesy of EMBDC)

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Mississippi businesses ask for focus on worker training

Mississippi lawmakers and officials tell business leaders they’re hearing their concerns about needing more and better-educated workers, touting efforts to improve child care and produce more high school graduates. The Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s chamber of commerce, says it’s making workforce development one of its main priorities in this year’s Legislature. The council met Thursday in Jackson for its ...

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Ritchey breaking ground on dealerships

By JACK WEATHERLY Ritchey Automotive scheduled a ground-breaking for Thursday at 11 a.m. for a $15 million facility that will be home for two dealerships – Audi Jackson and Jaguar/Land Rover Jackson – on Interstate 55 in Ridgeland. The group announced early last year that it was relocating the franchises from 5320 I-55 in Jackson. Joe Usry, Ritchey general manager, ...

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Leadership Mississippi celebrates 54 graduates in class of 2018

Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program announced the 54 graduates of the Class of 2018. The Class of 2018 participants completed five sessions in locations across Mississippi, including Jackson, Oxford, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Tunica, and Columbus. Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation and is conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Since its inception ...

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Pate joins Entergy Mississippi’s economic development team

Christine Lusteck Pate has joined Entergy Mississippi’s economic development division as business retention and expansion representative. Pate will work with Entergy’s existing industrial base to assist them with issues related to growth and competitiveness. Pate formerly was deputy director for the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, a public/private partnership. Prior to that, she was a senior project manager at the ...

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40 years and still printing — MBJ still the leading source of business news in Magnolia State

In August 1979, a new business-focused, statewide newspaper hit the newsstand for the first time. Dubbed the Mississippi Business Journal, that first issue dealt with transportation issues, oil and gas exploration and the upcoming gubernatorial election as well as offering people in the news, business briefs, editorials and more. The frequency of the publication would evolve from monthly to weekly, ...

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EMBDC recognizes November ambassadors of the month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently presented its November Ambassadors of the Month awards. Recognized were, from left, Mary Atterberry, Rush Health Systems, third place; Sonya Scarbrough, BankPlus, first place; Jennifer Booker, WGBC-TV, red ticket drawing winner; Terry Watkins, Lala Enterprises, second place. (Courtesy of EMBDC)

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MCEDA welcomes new board members

The Madison County Board of Supervisors have appointed two new board members to the Madison County Economic Development Authority Board. Gerard Gibert was appointed to the at-large position, and Tracy Bailey was appointed to the District 3 slot. “We are delighted to welcome Gerard and Tracy to the MCEDA Board of Directors,” said Joseph P. Deason, Executive Director of MCEDA. ...

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