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New UH-72 Lakota helicopter trainer delivered to US Army

From Airbus Helicopters comes the news that it has delivered to the U.S. Army the first UH-72-A Lakota helicopter configured to be its initial-entry training helicopter. According to Airbus, seven Lakotas  “have been modified to the training configuration and fielded to Fort Rucker, in preparation for the Lakota’s formal introduction into the training curriculum in […]

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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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A Vanelli’s update, plus news on Krispy Kreme

We bring you two pieces of information we think many of you will be interested in: Krispy Kreme and Vanelli’s in Tupelo.  • First, Vanelli’s: We had a quick conversation this week with voz, and he said he’s still mulling his choices. The biggest factor going into his decision is making sure he does it […]

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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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Neon Pig’s Smash Burger named best burger in Mississippi

Thrillist discovered what many people in Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi have long known – the Neon Pig Cafe knows burgers.  In fact Thrillist, which proudly proclaims that it’s “obsessed with everything that’s worth caring about in food, drink and travel” picked Neon Pig’s Smash Burger as the Best Burger in Mississippi in its list of the “Best Burgers in […]

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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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FYI: The top 5 best-selling beer brands in the U.S.

Beer. Americans drink a lot of it. According to the  Brewers Association, the U.S. beer market in 2013 (the latest figures available) reached $100 billion. Craft beer made up $14.3 billion (a 7.8 percent market share) of that. Overall, industry sales fell 1.9 percent, though craft beer rose 17.2 percent. The import beer market dropped […]

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