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Mississippi big cities miss startup list; Tupelo No. 40 for small towns

By JACK WEATHERLY Mississippi’s largest cities struck out in competition for best places to start a business, according to WalletHub, a financial services company that does studies on financial and economic matters. None of its big cities show up in the WalletHub rankings for 2018. Memphis, which, of course, is in Tennessee on the Mississippi border, ranks 84th, and its ...

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MATTHEW McLAUGHLIN — A startup’s guide to Mississippi

I can confidently say that it has never been easier to start a business. Having worked with hundreds of startup and emerging companies over the past 15 years, I have developed a fairly robust professional network throughout Mississippi (and beyond). And while my firm provides technical legal services to these companies, we believe it is our responsibility, as a trusted adviser, ...

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Bank creates half-billion-dollar loan pool for businesses

TUPELO — BancorpSouth is setting aside a $500 million loan fund aimed at Mississippi businesses, saying it will work with state officials to find qualified borrowers. Gov. Phil Bryant appeared with BancorpSouth executives to laud the move today. The officials spoke at the headquarters of C Spire Wireless, citing the eight-story office building as an example of a project made ...

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Banks honored for regional small business lending

GULFPORT — Hancock Bank and Whitney Bank have received a combined eight national and regional Greenwich Excellence Awards in Small Business and Middle Market Banking for 2012. According to a news release, the two Gulf South financial institutions were among the top six percent of eligible organizations to earn the coveted Greenwich Associates recognition, which is based on interviews with ...

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Bryant steering away from startups like failed Twin Creeks

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant says he’d prefer that the state not invest in startup companies like failed solar equipment firm Twin Creeks. The Republican says he’s steering the Mississippi Development Authority away from loaning or giving money to such companies. “I do not have a preference for startup companies,” Bryant told The Associated Press. “I am conservative because of ...

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Toyota supplier celebrates start of production

BALDWYN — Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi (APMM) celebrated the start of production of the company’s new facility in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Baldwyn last Friday. APMM, the North American subsidiary of Toyota Auto Body, is a tier-one supplier for the Toyota plant in Blue Springs. APMM, which currently employs 340 workers, provides stamped parts, body ...

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