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Toyota plant brings Highway 9 to record completion

There was a theme at last week’s ribbon cutting for the new four-lane state Highway 9: Doing things under budget and in record time requires a public-private partnership in which everybody pulls on the same end of the rope. It also doesn’t hurt if it’s Toyota that will be the highway’s main beneficiary. The $87.5 million highway connects to U.S. ...

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Read August 20 issue of MBJ

>> AGRICULTURE Crop shipping on river barges slowed by falling water levels— by Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> HIGHWAY 9 OPENS Want a road built in record time? Get yourself a Toyota plant— by Clay Chandler >> KEMPER UPDATE Contractors dispute claim of shoddy work at Kemper— by Clay Chandler >> EDUCATION Academic, business development expertise sought in ...

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Blue Springs Highway 9 in danger

Legislation that has cleared the House and sits in a Senate committee would essentially kill any chance Mississippi Highway 9 north of Blue Springs had of broad development related to the Toyota plant. Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersville, filed House Bill 791, which would make Mississippi Highway 9 in Union County ineligible for money under the Economic Development Highway Act. In 2011, ...

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Read April 2 issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — “Total 180” NOAA spring flood forecast welcome news for everyone. By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>LEGISLATURE: “A tale of two Highway 9’s”: — by Clay Chandler >> ANALYSIS Reshoring, Part 2: Manufacturing pendulum could be swinging in state’s direction— by Ted Carter >> LABOR: Is China getting too pricey to afford— by Ted Carter >> ...

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