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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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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, International, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, State, Tupelo0 Comments

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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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Posted in Business news, Energy, Northeast Mississippi, State0 Comments

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Beer puts people to work, industry study shows

A new analysis from the Beer Institute shows that for every job inside a brewery, another 45 jobs are supported outside of the brewery. These jobs include farmers to factory workers, and truck drivers to tavern owners. “Today we toast to the industry’s 2 million men and women who make it possible for Americans to enjoy their favorite […]

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MDOT study: State airports generate $2.5B in economic activity

Mississippi’s airports generate more than $2.5 billion in economic impact, according to  the Mississippi Department of Transportation.  More in its news release: According to a recent study by the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT), the state’s 73 airports generate more than $2.5 billion annually in economic activity, provide vital connectivity links enabling businesses to function […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, State, Transportation, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

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State receives $760,000 for re-employment services

The U.S. Department of Labor today awarded $68,745,912 to 37 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia to implement or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries.   Mississippi gets $759,072. “Offering newly unemployed Americans access to a full array of job training and placement services will help to reduce […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Job info, National, Northeast Mississippi, State, Unemployment0 Comments

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Tupelo Furniture Market: More top buyers registering for fall show

It’s still two months away, but the fall Tupelo Furniture Market is attracting interest from more top buyers across the nation, officials said. They expect 10,000 to 15,000 to preregister for the fall show, which is Aug.  14-17.  Here’s what the market says: “Top furniture retailers from throughout the United States are committing early to […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, State, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market4 Comments

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Booneville native to manage new Corinth Cracker Barrel

The new Cracker Barrel in Corinth is officially opening on Monday at 6 a.m., the company said today.  And its general manager is a Booneville native –  Jason King, who started with the company in 1999 after serving in the U.S. Navy as a machinist mate. Cracker Barrel in Corinth is located at 1900 U.S. 72 […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Corinth, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, National, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, State0 Comments

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