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Dick's Sporting Goods set for Madison opening Friday

Source: Mattiace Properties press release MADISON — Dick’s Sporting Goods, Stein Mart and Best Buy are set for a grand opening Nov. 12 in the city of Madison. The Forum at Madison Grandview, on the south side of Highway 463 at I-55, is a community power center already home to Malco Theater and Miskelly Furniture. The stores are scheduled to ...

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Nearly 75% of Miss. workers without postsecondary degree

JACKSON — Almost 75 percent of Mississippi’s working-age adults do not have a postsecondary degree, according to the Mississippi Economic Policy Center (MEPC). This finding is included in a recently released study by MEPC on workforce development in the state and ways to build more seamless pathways to postsecondary education and higher wages for workers. “The most important part of ...

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Eastover project set to go

Jackson developer hopes that his District at Eastover is soon a reality Ted Duckworth has spent the better part of three years working on the District at Eastover in Jackson. And he is as close as he ever been to concrete results. After negotiations with Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann over lease terms for the Old Blind School property stalled, ...

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City might use TIF program for development

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council will meet Oct. 19 to consider a tax increment financial program endorsed by the local planning commission. City Manager Sidney Runnels says TIF is a tool used by many cities in Mississippi for commercial and retail development. Supporters say it is not a tax but a plan that allows a business to use a ...

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Coast city's bill passes on second attempt

D’IBERVILLE — A development bill requested by the coastal city of D’Iberville passed the Mississippi Legislature Friday — but only after two tries. On the first attempt, the bill was killed in the Senate when social conservatives said they didn’t want to allow a long-term land lease for a casino. That version of the bill fell short of the three-fifths ...

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Jackson Medical Mall gets into housing business

Foundation broke ground on new facility last week   The Jackson Medical Mall Foundation is getting into the housing business. The Foundation broke ground last week on a nearly $3-million development of 24 affordable and green, single-family homes in the Homestead Heights neighborhood at the intersection of Prosperity and Easy streets off Woodrow Wilson Drive. Foundation director Primus Wheeler said ...

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Trial set for land development case

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit that claims former Rankin County Supervisor Ken Martin and others reneged on a deal to support the development of a new subdivision has been scheduled for trial in January 2011. Martin denied the allegations in court records, saying he acted in good faith. Diamond Fields LLC sued in 2009, claiming Martin and others made a ...

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The end of Eastover?

Question of whether to lease or sell property could force developer to abandon $150-million mixed-use development   Late last year, negotiations between a Jackson developer and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann broke down after the two could not reach an agreement over lease terms for the development of the Old Blind School property in Northeast Jackson. Now Ted Duckworth, who ...

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