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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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Three Rivers’ Kelley named among top 50 economic developers

Three Rivers Planning and Development District Executive Director Vernon R. “Randy” Kelley III has been named one of North America’s top 50 economic developers for 2015. Kelley was named to the list by Consultant Connect, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based consulting agency that links economic developers and site consultants. The economic developers selected were nominated by their […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Community development, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, State, Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA0 Comments

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Former Stanford Financial adviser must return money

A federal jury in Dallas on Friday concluded a former financial adviser to former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford must return nearly $800,000 in fees and expenses paid to him before Stanford’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme collapsed in early 2009. The jury also concluded Friday that Peter Romero may keep the $300,000 in funds he invested […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Banking & Finance, Business news, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Stanford Financial, Tupelo0 Comments

There would be more buyers at the market if more companies – Mississippi-based in particular – would show i Tupelo. Just sayin'

OPINION: Mississippi furniture manufacturers should show at market

I wrote a column in today’s Daily Journal, suggesting that companies that make furniture in Mississippi should show at the Tupelo Furniture Market.  I was out of town for much of the day, but I received some calls with people agreeing with me. Now, you may not, and that’s fine – that’s what opinions are for. And no, […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

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AC’s Coffee to open location in Midtown Pointe

AC’s Coffee, which opened in New Albany last April, will open a shop inside Midtown Pointe this spring, probably in mid-March. Owners of Midtown Pointe, formerly known as Gloster Creek Village, have been renovating the building inside and out the last couple of years. AC’s, based in New Albany, will be located in the  food court. […]

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Posted in Business news, Midtown District, New Albany, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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China furniture delegation visits Tupelo Furniture Market

Three members of the Beijing-based China Furniture National Association, including its president, are visiting the Tupelo Furniture Market today.  They’re getting an introduction to the market as well as services provided by the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University, which helped organize the trip. On Thursday, the group will tour several showrooms and they’ll […]

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Tupelo Regional Airport splits executive director duties for now

The Tupelo Regional Airport Authority has started a search for a new executive director to lead the Tupelo Regional Airport, but in the meantime, it has split the duties of the position. The board named Norris Robbins as interim director of operations, while longtime administrative assistant Margot Ganaway will oversee administrative functions at the airport. Ganaway has worked […]

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