Archive | Community Development Foundation

Japan-US

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 […]

Read the full story

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

Mugshots logo red

UPDATE: Mugshots to open in Tupelo in spring 2015

UPDATE 8.20.14: Mugshots will open next spring, the company said. ———– ORIGINAL POST: The long-awaited Mugshots Grill and Bar is going to be built in Tupelo. A groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at the corner of Monagahn and East Main Street in the Fairpark District. We don’t have the full details yet, […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

Iain Logan, senior vice president for Philips, who is second from left, and Philips Tupelo plant manager Amar Yeddula receivesa token of appreciation from CDF President and CEO David Rumbarger

Philips Lighting adding 50 jobs with $2M expansion

One of the oldest companies in Tupelo is expanding and adding employees. Philips Lighting announced a $2 million project today that will bring at least 50 jobs to the facility. The project also helps retain the 350 now employed there. Philips is creating a major manufacturing hub at its 550,000-square foot Tupelo facility, which opened in 1947 […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

Challenge_LOGO1

Challenge Automation marks $800K expansion in Tupelo

Challenge Automation in Tupelo has moved into a new building that nearly doubles its former space, and the $800,000 investment has added 6-10 jobs in the process. The company now employs 23. Challenge Automation, which custom designs and engineers automated equipment, was formed in 2009 and formerly operated from a leased 7,300-square-foot building on McCullough Boulevard. “We started with six […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Technology, Tupelo0 Comments

Renasant Center

Renasant Center to get ultra-high speed Internet service

From the Community Development Foundation: Tenants of the Renasant Center for IDEAs (RCFI) will soon have access to enterprise grade high-speed broadband Internet service provided by C Spire Business Solutions. Through its partnership with C Spire, the business incubator will increase its current Internet access speeds to 100 Mbps (Megabits per second) as well as […]

Read the full story

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

CDF logo 2

CDF named one of Best to Invest Micropolitan Groups

Site Selection magazine has named its “Best” places to invest globally and in the U.S., as well as the top projects for 2013.  But what drew our eye was its list of the “Best to Invest Micropolitan Groups” for 2013. The Tupelo-based Community Development Foundation is on it. Makes sense, since Tupelo was the No. […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

TVA CEO takes economic development tour in Northeast Mississippi

One of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s main missions is economic development, and the utility company’s top executive is seeing first-hand what is happening across its footprint. “Our job is to help attract and keep bring businesses here, and I want to know why people come here,” said TVA chief executive officer Bill Johnson. “I’m interesting […]

Read the full story

Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Employment and jobs, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tupelo, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,544 other subscribers