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Collaboratory in Madison County helps create new jobs in biomed industry

By BECKY GILLETTE  The Madison County Economic Development Authority opened a unique business center designed for health care companies about a year ago called the Mississippi Biomedical Business Collaboratory. The 60,000-square-foot building in Canton that was previously a training facility for Nissan was converted to attract health care companies together in a building where they could share ideas and prosper. ...

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Fight for control of Jackson airport set for takeoff

By TED CARTER What the State of Mississippi gives it can take away, state Sen. Josh Harkins insists in explaining his push to create a tri-county board to control Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport. With tens of thousands of people having moved out of Jackson to Rankin and Madison counties in recent decades, Jackson is not the suitable ruler for the ...

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Madison shopping center sold

Colony Crossing in Madison has been bought for $14.3 million by Birmingham-based Bayer Properties LLC and Savannah-based Wicker Park Capital. The Madison center, opened in 2005, is the second acquisition by the two companies in tandem, the first being another upscale center in Germantown, Tenn. Colony Crossing encompasses 77,427 square feet and its tenants include Georgia Blue, Massage Envy, Pizza ...

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ALAN TURNER — Madison County a vision for growth

It’s really great to be back in Mississippi.  I had forgotten how many good friends I have in this state,” Dr. Lance Nail told us recently at the 2015 Vision Celebration, sponsored by the Madison County Business League & Foundation and the Madison County Economic Development Authority. Lance was the keynote speaker at the event, which was held at the ...

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BILL CRAWFORD: Conservative leadership, faith bind Taggart to Kasich

Andy Taggart’s commitment to chair Ohio Governor John Kasich’s presidential campaign in Mississippi should surprise no one. It’s a match made in … well, you’ll see.   Kasich has been described as a “brash, bare-knuckled” leader. Taggart served as chief-of-staff for Mississippi’s beloved brash, bare-knuckled governor, Kirk Fordice.   Kasich has strong credentials as an effective conservative leader (meaning he’s ...

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Madison County supervisors to hear new proposals for conference center

By TED CARTER The push for a conference center and privately funded hotel in Madison County has been mostly dormant the past 10 years. That could end Aug. 17 when the Board of Supervisors takes up a resolution to support a proposal from the county’s Economic Development Authority to explore a partnership with Holmes Community College for building a 63,000-square-foot center ...

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