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Tupelo Main Street launches new website

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association announced this morning that it  is ” excited to launch their newly branded website at www.tupelomainstreet.com. “This site is devoted to promoting our members and your Downtown Tupelo,” the association said. “We hope this is a useful guide for our community and visitors as they Shop, Dine, Play and Stay […]

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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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

State manufacturing group hosting reception at Tupelo Furniture Market

The MMA – the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, not mixed martial arts – will host a reception for furniture industry manufacturers and suppliers prior to the official start of the fall Tupelo Furniture Market in a couple of weeks. Here’s a press release describing the event: The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) recently confirmed that it will […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market2 Comments

Barnes Crossing Business District aims to attract more shoppers

With more than 3 million square feet of commercial real estate encompassing nine major shopping centers, dozens of restaurants and more than 200 retailers and restaurants, the Barnes Crossing area on North Gloster Street in Tupelo still has room to grow. At least, that’s what businesses in the busy shopping corridor say, as they begin […]

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Posted in Business news, Mall At Barnes Crossing, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, tourism, Tupelo1 Comment

Hancock Fabrics extends CEO Morgan’s employment

Hancock Fabrics has extended by four years the employment contract of company President and CEO Steve Morgan. The company’s board of directors also voted to keep Morgan as a member of the board. Morgan was appointed president and chief executive officer in October 2011 after having served in that role on an interim basis since January 2011. He replaced Jane […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Hancock Fabrics, National, Northeast Mississippi, Salary & benefits/compensation, Tupelo0 Comments

Appeals court rules Stanford Financial victims can’t get compensation

Stanford Financial Group victims who lost more than  $7 billion in a fraudulent investment scheme cannot get compensation from a financial services corporation created to compensate victims of financial fraud. An appeals court judge in Washington, D.C. on Friday agreed with a district court’s earlier decision that victims of the Ponzi scheme could not get compensation […]

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

Natchez Trace Parkway had $138.9M economic impact last year

A new National Park Service report shows that 6 million visitors to the Natchez Trace Parkway in 2013 spent $138.9 million in communities near the Park.  This spending supported over 1,698 jobs in the local area. “The Natchez Trace Parkway extends 444-miles through 41 county and municipal jurisdictions in the states of Tennessee, Alabama and […]

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Posted in Business news, Natchez Trace Parkway, National, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

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