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Ground broken for 1.3M square-foot distribution center

OLIVE BRANCH — Gov. Phil Bryant was among those on hand to celebrate a new business for the Olive Branch area. Bryant attended a ceremony yesterday marking the pending construction of a distribution center for Helen of Troy, a health and personal care product manufacturer. Helen of Troy expects its new 1.3-million-square-foot facility to be operational in September. Construction is ...

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Southern's Polymer Institute lends support to companies

HATTIESBURG — During the third quarter of 2012, The Mississippi Polymer Institute at the University of Southern Mississippi provided outstanding technical assistance to four Mississippi-based manufacturing companies yielding $3 million in direct financial impact and resulting in the creation of 11 new jobs in the state. This is according to a release from InnovateMEP Mississippi. This work was reflected by ...

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MDA leading trade mission to two European countries

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) will lead a business development mission to Germany and Poland from May 20-24. MDA invites Mississippi business representatives to participate in the trip, which is designed to connect Mississippi companies looking to expand trade and create business relationships with opportunities in the two markets. “MDA has established contacts in Germany and Poland that ...

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Economic development organizations launch new blog

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg economic development partners have launched a blog to keep the public informed on what is going on in the world of economic development and its effect on Vicksburg and Warren County. Several Vicksburg organizations started meeting last fall to discuss marketing internally. The organizations include the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Southern Cultural ...

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City officials offer tax breaks to two companies

SOUTHAVEN — Southaven has approved 10-year tax exemptions for two companies that will bring jobs to the city. The Commercial Appeal reports EXCEL and Creedence Holdings, doing business in the city as West Coast Novelty, received unanimous approval from the seven-member Board of Aldermen. Mayor Greg Davis said EXCEL would bring 127 jobs to the city and an estimated annual ...

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Energy companies eyeing sites in Natchez area

NATCHEZ — Adams County hopes to advertise for bids in April for port improvement construction related to a biofuels project. Elevance Renewable Sciences Inc. announced in 2011 its plans to convert the Delta BioFuels plant into a bio-refinery, in which fuels and other chemicals will be produced from organic matter. The company — which makes chemical ingredients for personal care ...

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MDA reporting bill heads to the House

A bill designed to provide lawmakers an annual glimpse into the financial workings of the Mississippi Development Authority cleared the Senate one day before the Feb. 14 deadline. The bill would mandate the MDA provide lawmakers an annual rundown of the tax credits, grants, loans and repayment schedules the agency uses to lure new industry. Included would be the number ...

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