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Hood: Beware Chinese drywall

Jackson — Mississippi has received multiple complaints of dangerous imported drywall from China being found in their homes, confirmed Attorney General Jim Hood in hopes of warning more residents of the problem. “Our office has received several complaints on Chinese drywall,” said Hood. “We are investigating these complaints, and encourage other consumers who may be victims to call us. We ...

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MDA to head up delegation

Jackson — The Mississippi Development Authority has led a delegation of Mississippi business leaders to the SEUS-CP 2nd Annual Conference next month. SEUS-CP, an alliance of southeastern states and Canadian provinces, is being held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, July 26-28.__ “Because Canada is one of Mississippi’s key trade partners, it’s crucial that we continue to foster strong ...

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ECD awarded NMTC funds

Jackson — Enterprise Corporation of the Delta (ECD) has been awarded $20 million in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) authority from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund. ECD is one of 32 Community Development Entities nationwide to receive an award with resources made possible through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The NMTC Program injects private-sector capital ...

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Cal-Maine facility burns; no one injured

JACKSON —  Cal-Maine Foods Inc.’s egg complex in Farwell, Texas, was damaged by a fire July 9. The 700-acre facility includes a processing plant, feed mill, two pullet houses and nine layer houses. The fire completely destroyed four of the nine layer houses, with additional loss of laying hens at a fifth house due to smoke inhalation. There were no ...

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Parkway Realty expanding in Houston

JACKSON — Parkway Properties Inc. is expanding its wholly-owned subsidiary, Parkway Realty Services, LLC (PRS) in Houston, Texas, and has added commercial leasing veteran Mark Preston to the Houston team of real estate professionals. PRS was founded in 1983 as a real estate service provider to both third-party clients and the investments for Parkway Properties. With the Houston office expansion, ...

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South American trip slated for MDA

JACKSON — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is leading a business development mission to Chile and Peru Sept. 27-Oct. 2. The trip is designed to provide opportunities for Mississippi businesses to expand trade and create business relationships by meeting one-on-one with qualified agents and distributors for their products and services. “Chile and Peru are two dynamic and growing markets. More ...

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Tale of Two Cities

The City of Jackson can create a successful revitalization program in its central business district just like the one now shared by neighboring Baton Rouge, La., and East Baton Rouge parish. More than 60 Jackson area business and civic leaders heard that message often last week, spending parts of two days in the Louisiana capital, admiring the progress in person ...

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MABC gets diversity grant

JACKSON — The Mississippi Associated Builders & Contractors (MABC) has been awarded a $10,000 Chapter Diversity Initiative Grant from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) national office to assist in MABC’s efforts to develop long-term diversity programs. “ABC strives to develop programs that will enhance the construction industry in Mississippi,” said Buddy Edens, MABC president, “This grant will open a new ...

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Signs, logos change to HOPE

JACKSON — While Hope Community Credit Union (HOPE) and American Savings Credit Union (ASCU) officially merged Jan. 1, 2009, on July 1 all ASCU branches in Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee will convert their signage to the HOPE name and logo. The two entities said the merger formed a larger, stronger community development financial institution that serves working families throughout the ...

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Parkway recieves honor

JACKSON — June 29, 2009 – The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) together with The Great Place to Work Institute Inc. (GPTW) has named Parkway Properties Inc. (NYSE:PKY) one of the 50 Best Small & Medium Companies to Work for in America in 2009.  The list was announced June 29, 2009, in New Orleans before thousands of human resource ...

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