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BlueFire Renewables could get $270M to build Fulton plant

BlueFire Renewables could get as much as $270 million from China’s Export Import Bank to finish building its cellulosic-ethanol plant in Fulton.  That project was first announced in 2009. The company said the $300 million plant would eventually employ 70-80 people and produce up to 19 million gallons of ethanol from green and wood wastes. Site […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Energy, Fulton, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Technology0 Comments

Thomas Wells | Buy at photos.djournal.com Voz Vaneilli greets his employees and hands out checks as he tries to figure out what the future holds for him and his business shortly after the April 28 tornado.

Vanelli’s to reopen in new location, possibly with new name

If you missed today’s Daily Journal story about the progress of businesses along North Gloster Street six months after the tornado, click here for a link to the story. One of the most interesting parts of the story is the future of Vanelli’s, and the Daily Journal spoke to owner voz Vanelli about his plans. […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Villa International adding 75 jobs in Belmont

The Mississippi Development Authority announced that Villa International, a manufacturer of luxury furniture for motorhomes, announces the company is locating operations in the former Falcon Products facility in Belmont, in Tishomingo County. The project represents a $250,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs over a five year period. “I am proud to welcome Villa International […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Manufacturing, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Corinth operations unaffected by Kimberly-Clark cuts

Kimberly-Clark said today it plans to cut between up to 1,300 workers, primarily salaried staff in a restructuring effort. According to the Dallas Morning News, the restructuring program to improve efficiency and offset some overhead costs related to the spin-off of its health care business should save the company between $130 million to $160 million by […]

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Posted in BancorpSouth, Business news, Corinth, Employment and jobs, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Volunteers needed for Pigskins in the Park

The Downtown Main Street Association is needing volunteers for this Saturday’s Pigskins in the Park. To volunteer, click on this link to sign up for a time.  Both Mississippi State and Ole Miss are on the road this weekend, and C Spire and Renasant are sponsoring the event, which will show the games on a […]

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Posted in Business news, C Spire, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank, Tupelo1 Comment

Work is still going on inside the restaurant to get it open in three weeks.

Super Hibachi Buffet looks to open Nov. 10

It’s been a couple of months since Biz Buzz last dropped in on the Super Hibachi Buffet going into the former Barnhill’s. The restaurant owners had planned to open this month, but more extensive work was needed – imagine that – to get it in shape to become a new restaurant. So, it looks like […]

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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Corinth Coca-Cola inks agreement to expand territory

It’s taken more than a year, but Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works is a step closer to expanding its distribution territory into West Tennessee.  It was announced in April 2013 that the Coca-Cola Co. and five of its U.S. bottlers would enter into a new beverage partnership, with the bottlers gaining more territory. For Corinth Coca-Cola […]

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Posted in Business news, Corinth, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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