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Officials held a dedication ceremony this morning in Fairpark near the Elvis statue, planting a Yoshino cherry tree.

Tupelo, Japanese team up for Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese) have long been a symbol of joy  and hope of rebirth, used by the Japanese as a token of friendship. With that in mind, Tupelo next year will host its first North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Festival – in fact, it will be the first in the state. Today, city and county […]

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Yokohama’s plant in West Point on schedule, near completion

The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said today. The plant also has hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is on target to […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, West Point, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

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Mississippi Silicon begins hiring first of 200 workers

The $200 million Mississippi Silicon plant has begun hiring the first of what could be as many as 200 workers at its Burnsville plant. Company officials announced today that it has begun recruiting full-time skilled trade workers through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security‘s WIN Job Centers and with help from Northeast Mississippi Community College. The plant, […]

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International tourists spent record $222 billion in U.S.

The folks at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Elvis Presley Birthplace will tell you just how important international tourists are to Tupelo.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international visitors spent a record $222 billion last year. Tupelo only makes up a small share of that, of course,  but the visitors from the UK, […]

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Posted in Business news, Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Birthplace, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau0 Comments

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Cooper Tire profits increase; company announces stock buyback

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced its net income for 2014 was $214 million, or $3.42 per share, versus $111 million, or $1.73 per share, in 2013. The results include a gain of $56 million its sale of the company’s 65-percent interest in a joint venture in China. Excluding that gain, earnings per share […]

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Last February, Caterpillar announced a $14.8 million investment that would add 30 jobs to its new Large Engine Remanufacturing Facility, which builds the company’s C175 engine used for mining equipment and power generation.

Caterpillar’s finances under investigation by grand jury

A federal grand jury is investigating “financial information” in Caterpillar’s domestic and international operations and subsidiaries, according to regulatory documents filed this week. The investigation was first reported by the Herald & Review in Decatur, Ill. Caterpillar said it received a subpoena Jan. 8 asking for information “concerning the movement of cash among U.S. and non-U.S. […]

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Culture Trip names Tupelo’s top 10 restaurants

The folks at TheCultureTrip.com recently posted its top 10 list of restaurants in Tupelo.  We think you’ll agree that there’s not a bad one on here, and are all deserving. Places like Blue Canoe, Neon Pig, Park Heights, Bar-B-Q By Jim… And of course, the list could go on and on. Here’s some of what […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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