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Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail work to begin in October

The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said today at a groundbreaking ceremony.  Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. The $11.5 million project includes repaving and widening East Main […]

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Posted in Construction, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, West Point0 Comments

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Tupelo Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 30 in Fairpark

Ready for some music, beer and food, German style?  Then prepare for Tupelo Oktoberfest. Details are just now being rolled out, but Fairpark will be the site of the Tupelo Oktoberfest on Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There’s no admission charge, but a $30 wristband for adults over 21 gives them access to […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau0 Comments


Roxul opening 600K-square-foot Byhalia facility Sept. 24

Roxul is officially opening its 600,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Byhalia next Wednesday. Roxul Inc. is based in Canada and is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, based in Denmark. The company makes insulation from natural stone and recycled content. The Marshall County facility is its first in the U.S. Roxul Inc. makes stone wool insulation from natural stone and […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Tupelo CVB will match tourism events up to $15,000

Got an event or festival for Tupelo that can boost tourism and promote Northeast Mississippi? How would you like some money to go toward promoting that event?  The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced its matching grant program for event promotion for fiscal year 2015.  The program’s goal is to fund the promotion of special events and festivals that […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau1 Comment

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Academy Sports looks to open store in Tupelo

Academy Sports and Outdoors is looking to open a store in Tupelo, and what’s left to do is for the deal to close later this month, sources tell Biz Buzz. The Katy, Texas-based sporting goods and outdoors retailer has some 180 stores in 13 states, mostly in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, New Retailers, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments


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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Silver Airways ordered to continue service through Oct. 5

As a formality, the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday ordered Silver Airways to continue its service from Tupelo to Atlanta at least through Oct. 5. A previous order expired Friday, but the DOT extended Silver’s obligation for at least another 30 days or until SeaPort Airlines can begin its service. The DOT also extended the Essential Air […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

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