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Grand opening of Insight Park set for next week

OXFORD — University of Mississippi officials are set to celebrate the grand opening of Insight Park, a world-class research park, at 3 p.m. April 5 on Insight Park Avenue (formerly Hathorn Road). The research park provides a place where technology and research-based companies can work with the university’s research faculty and students to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research ...

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Entrepreneurs selected for MTA's New Venture Challenge

JACKSON — Three Jackson entrepreneurs were selected to compete in the 4th-Annual Mississippi New Venture Challenge, organized by the Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA). The annual competition was free and open to the public at the Jackson Convention Center located in downtown Jackson. Competitors include: Marla Group, of Jackson, which has a patented hooded hair dryer that provides a healthier, more ...

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USM's Accelerator off to fast start

HATTIESBURG — Just three months after opening its doors, the University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM’s) business incubator – called The Accelerator – is operating in high gear. Officially labeled The National Materials Science Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator, the new venture became the first facility to open in The Garden, the university’s Innovation and Commercialization Park, back in March of this ...

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Ablitech receives more 'Seed' money from MTA

RIDGELAND and HATTIESBURG — Mississippi Technology Alliance (MTA) president and CEO Tony Jeff announced that Ablitech Inc., a biotechnology company based in Hattiesburg, has received a second round Research and Development investment from the Mississippi Seed Fund. Ridgeland-based MTA invested $100,000 in Ablitech for further product and market development of Versadel, the company’s proprietary gene therapeutic delivery technology. Ablitech received ...

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SBA loan volume skyrockets

JACKSON — The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Mississippi District Office continues to turn out big loan approval numbers in fiscal year 2010. “We started this fiscal year rolling out loans in the same manner we ended fiscal year 2009,” said Janita R. Stewart, SBA Mississippi district director. “The volume of loans approved, both in number of loans as well ...

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SBA names top-performing lenders

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi U.S. Small Business Administration District Office (SBA) has named its 2009 top-performing lenders. SBA tracks and ranks lenders in four categories: Lenders by Loan Volume (Number of Loans); Lenders by Dollar Volume of Loans; Certified Development Companies (CDC) by Loan Volume; and, Certified Development Companies by Dollar Volume of Loans. SBA Lender awards recognize the ...

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