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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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Grammer begins full production in Shannon

Grammer AG  is now making commercial-vehicle suspension seating at its newest North American plant in Shannon. A year ago, Grammer broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park, promising to employ 350 people by 2018. A second phase of expansion could add another 300 jobs by 2020.  As of today, the plant employs 92 people. Production […]

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Opening of Yokohama road ‘marks an important milestone’

Yokohama Boulevard, the 4-mile road connecting Highway 45 Alternate to Barton Ferry Road, is now officially open for travel. Gov. Phil Bryant, state and local officials gathered earlier today for a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The $20 million road is part of the $300 million first phase of the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi development that […]

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KiOR says Mississippi scared off potential buyer for Columbus plant

Mississippi scared off a potential buyer for KiOR’s plant in Columbus, the Associated Press reports: The financier of a shuttered biofuel refinery is asking a Mississippi state court judge to name a receiver for the company’s Columbus plant, at the same time that he’s accusing the state of scaring off a potential buyer. Companies controlled […]

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State gets $4.4 million for small business help

The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded Mississippi more than $4.4 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds, which will be disbursed by the Mississippi Development Authority. The funds will help the state’s small businesses with accessing the capital needed to grow and create jobs. To date, more than $13 million in SSBCI funds have been […]

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Yokohama Mississippi begins posting production job openings

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi announced today it has begun posting openings of production jobs. Among the positions are maintenance technicians, plant engineer, die maker, electronics technicians, electronics technician and production operators. The job positions can be viewed online at the Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s website.  “We are excited and pleased to announce the posting […]

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Philips confirms 49 ‘temporary’ layoffs at Tupelo plant

Philips Lighting today confirmed it had laid off some workers at its Tupelo plant, but said there’s no reason for alarm. “We did announce 49 temporary layoffs of hourly workers,” said Sylvie Casanova, a spokeswoman for Philips North America. Casanova said it’s a seasonal, cyclical move tied to the usual slowdown in construction across the country […]

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