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The 2020 Destination Downtown Conference will be held in Starkville

The 2020 Destination Downtown conference will be held in Starkville, Miss. on Sept. 9-11. The Main Street state coordinating programs from Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas are sponsoring the annual Destination Downtown conference, where over 200 Main Street directors, board members, architects, economic developers, planners, and public officials will meet to discuss the revitalization of the states’ downtown areas. “We are ...

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Mississippi Main Street: More than just economic development

By NASH NUNNERY Finding a small town in Mississippi might be akin to bees discovering honey – it’s not hard to do. Many of those communities have distinctive downtown thoroughfares, chock full of awe-inspiring historical architecture, eclectic businesses and hometown pride. Time seems to have forgotten others. And a select few are Mississippi Main Street Association-certified. For the uninitiated, MMSA is ...

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Read July 2 issue of the MBJ

>> BED BUGS AND BEYOND State entomologist, hospitality industry at odds over bed bug infestation — By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> MSC ADDRESSES “CON” LAW State court says original jurisdiction over “certificate of need” unconstitutional— by Clay Chandler >> MAIN STREET MISSISSIPPI— Old Pascagoula High lives on as senior housing— by Ted Carter >> MARTY WISEMAN Can ...

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Festivals bringing fun and profit to Main Street

Ingenuity, mixed with careful planning and branding can generate big buzz … and lots of dollars, organizers say Nothing brings a town’s cash registers alive like a festival celebrating some unique aspect or iconic element of the community. Slugburgers in Corinth, Loblollies in Laurel, the pottery of Peter Anderson in Gulfport and the whole lotta shakin’ of Elvis in Tupelo are ...

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