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The Alliance in Corinth one of eight MDA grant recipients

The Mississippi Development Authority today said it has recently awarded eight Site Development Grants to economic development entities across the state. The matching grant program “is designed to assist nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments in preparing available greenfield sites for industrial development,” MDA said in a press release.   Recipients of Site Development Grant Program funds for […]

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Tupelo CVB wins several tourism awards at state conference

At the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Tourism at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, which wrapped up today, the City of Tupelo was well represented, winning four awards via the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau.  • CVB of the Year • Promotion of the Year for its “Center of Positivity” campaign • Attraction of the Year for […]

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CarMax to open Tupelo store next week

CarMax is set to open its Tupelo location next week, the company confirmed today.  A soft opening is planned Wednesday, Oct. 9 for the used car giant, which has more than 120 stores nationwide. It will be the second CarMax store in the state; the other location is in Jackson. The Tupelo store – located […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Drive-by Photos, Employment and jobs, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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UAM’s disassembly operations, facility in Tupelo get accreditation

Microsoft Word – UAM Receives AFRA Certification.docx Universal Asset Management‘s disassembly processes and its facility at the Tupelo Regional Airport have received accreditation from the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association, the company announced. Here’s the press release: Universal Asset Management, Inc. (UAM), a leader in aviation asset management, aircraft disassembly and commercial aviation aftermarket component sales, […]

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Posted in Business news, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport, Universal Asset Management0 Comments

On the menu: Food inspections in NE Mississippi for 9.26.14

On the menu: Food inspections in NE Mississippi for 9.26.14

Here are two weeks’ worth of inspections for Northeast Mississippi. Seems to be a few more C’s than usual… The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.  The facilities are graded from A to C. An “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough […]

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Peavey Electronics downsizing as part of reorganization

Meridian-based Peavey Electronics Corp. is reorganizing in a move that company officials say will result in some layoffs. “Less than 100 employees will be affected,” Hartley Peavey, founder and CEO of Peavey Electronics Corp., said. “We’re keeping certain parts of that factory open; certain parts of it we’re closing down,” Peavey said about plans for […]

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Williams-Sonoma expanding in Olive Branch, adding 900 jobs

Gov. Phil Bryant and Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its 2 million-square-foot distribution center in Olive Branch. The project is creating approximately 900 new jobs, in addition to the over 650 current employees. Additionally, the facility employs between 2,000 and 3,000 seasonal workers each year during peak periods. “Williams-Sonom, Inc. […]

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