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AirGuide is a reshoring win for Clarksdale

Clarksdale is known for its blues music but there’s nothing downbeat about the success the Delta town has achieved on the reshoring front with the arrival of AirGuide Manufacturing. Rising transportation costs, long lags between orders and delivery and an inability to keep sufficient inventory of manufacturing material on hand led the maker of products for the HVAC industry to ...

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City hopes to land grant to clean up contaminated site

GAUTIER — Petroleum contaminated sites would be prime candidates for a revitalization program if Gautier city officials are successful in obtaining a $400,000 brownfield’s grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Jymalyn Redmond of the Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood firm is assisting the city in preparing its application. Mayor Gordon Gollott tells The Mississippi Press he hoped to see citizens ...

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Delta town pins high hopes on shuttered, historic hospital

MOUND BAYOU — A block down from Kennedy Johnson’s new barbecue restaurant sits a boarded-up symbol of a Delta town’s haunting past and optimistic future. Taborian Hospital was one of the first modern medical facilities in Mississippi that was built, owned and operated by African-Americans. The old medical center here has been shuttered for three decades, but the “no trespassing” ...

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Ex-economic developer arrested, charged with stealing

WIGGINS — Authorities say the former executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership has been arrested on an embezzlement charge. A news release from State Auditor Stacey Pickering’s office says 50-year-old Jay Paul Gumm was arrested Friday. The news release says Gumm embezzled over $24,000 from the organization. The arrest was made by investigators from the auditor’s office ...

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County adds 240-acre, interstate-fronting tract

MCCOMB — Pike County economic developers have upped their portfolio for possible development by taking a three-year option to buy 240 acres fronting Interstate 55. The Enterprise-Journal reported the economic development district paid Griffin Timber LLC $30,000 for control of the property into 2016. Griffin Timber is owned by businessman Ed Griffin. The land runs along the east side of ...

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HARDWICK: It’s all about the jobs

“As I said in my inaugural address, my first job is to make sure every Mississippian has a job.” — Gov. Phil Bryant State of the State Address — Jan. 24, 2012   “So we should be doing everything we can as a country to create more good jobs that pay good wages. Period.” — President Barack Obama Remarks at ...

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Outlets of Mississippi reveals tenant line-up with addition of 19 newly-announced brands

JACKSON, Mississippi — Outlets of Mississippi, a 325,000 square foot outlet shopping destination that will celebrate its grand opening beginning November 14, is announcing a collection of 19 additional merchants that have joined its tenant roster, the Mississippi Business Journal first reported Thursday. “As we near the completion of construction, we are delighted to welcome the newest members of our ...

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JRA agrees to consider Journeyman Austin proposal for convention hotel

It’s game-on for two hotel development companies bidding to build a convention center hotel in Jackson. The unsolicited proposal Journeyman Austin submitted to Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s office shortly after 5 p.m. Monday is now in the hands of the Jackson Redevelopment Authority, where officials say it will get consideration from the JRA’s Board of Trustees. Journeyman Austin’s proposal must play ...

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