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Ag chief sees new Trade Mart in future

The future of the Mississippi Trade Mart may be no future at all, say state officials who want to demolish the circa 1970s exhibit hall and conference center and replace it with a new building connected to the Mississippi Coliseum. Agriculture & Commerce Secretary Cindy Hyde-Smith is campaigning for a $48-million revamp of the 52-year-old Coliseum — an effort she ...

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Trade Mart must soldier on without upgrades

The Mississippi Trade Mart, long the workhorse venue of the State Fairgrounds, will have to wait at least several more years for a renovation. Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith had included refurbishing of the approximately 73,000-square-foot exhibition center and neighboring Mississippi Coliseum in what was to be a $30-million appropriations request to legislators this year. Hyde-Smith has since dropped the Trade ...

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New fairgrounds advertising bill designed to bring in revenue

Early in the last legislative session, Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Cindy Hyde-Smith asked Sen. Joey Fillingane to file a bill that would allow for private advertising to appear on buildings at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Fillingane, a Sumrall Republican, did just that, the bill cleared the Capitol and became law July 1. Supporters now are hopeful the measure provides ...

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Returning to EXPO pays off

Many businesses are taking advantage of Facebook to connect with customers. But you still can’t beat face-to-face interactions with customers, business associates and vendors like the opportunities provided by participating in the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO April 5 at the Trade Mart in Jackson. Now in its 28th year, the EXPO has become a valued business reunion for veterans ...

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