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MDA named among top 10 economic development groups in U.S.

From MDA: The Mississippi Development Authority has been ranked No. 9 among the Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations in the U.S. based upon research conducted by the American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc., the national leader in corporate site selection. “I am proud to see the efforts of the MDA team […]

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Report: Miss. electric co-ops don’t have a lot of spare cash

From Jeff Amy of the Associated Press: A review of Mississippi’s 25 electrical cooperatives shows that the utilities have relatively little spare cash that they should be refunding to customers. The review followed claims by Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley that cooperatives had $160 million in cash. It turns out much of that […]

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KiOR files for bankruptcy; Mississippi subsidiary doesn’t

From the Associated Press:  Biofuel maker KiOR Inc. has filed for bankruptcy, although its Mississippi subsidiary has not, preserving the chance that its Columbus plant could be sold quickly. The company, based in Pasadena, Texas, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, where it’s incorporated. KiOR defaulted on […]

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State, Ole Miss fans can’t get enough of Sports Illustrated

Last week’s Sports Illustrated issue featuring both Mississippi State and Ole Miss has been a tough item to find. At Barnes and Noble in Tupelo, the initial shipment of some 260 copies was gone by Friday. Another 1,200 arrived yesterday and they were sold out within six hours. Customers, who got a ticket to get […]

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Nine Miss. catfish and poultry operations get financial help

Nine poultry and catfish producers in Mississippi have been selected to receive a total of $288,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make energy efficiency improvements to their operations, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran today reported.  The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grants were approved for operations in Bay Springs, Brooksville, Carthage, Indianola, Magnolia, […]

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Tupelo mayor, CDF leaders joining delegation to Japan

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and members of the Community Development Foundation will join Gov. Phil Bryant and Yates Construction President and CEO William Yates III as part of a delegation of economic development professionals and business leaders to Tokyo, Japan for the 37th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and the Japan – U.S. Southeast Associations, or […]

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Presley: Power associations may owe customers millions

From Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley:  Today, Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley revealed the results of an initial inquiry by his office into the accumulation of excess funds by many of Mississippi’s electric power associations (EPAs). Unlike customers of large investor-owned electric utilities such as Entergy and Mississippi Power, power association customers are the owners […]

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