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TVA: $1.2B in investment and 4,700 jobs in Miss.

The Tennessee Valley Authority says its economic development efforts were successful in attracting and retaining more than 60,300 jobs and spurring a record $8.5 billion in business investments in the TVA region in fiscal year 2014. In Mississippi, TVA said its efforts resulted in 4,700 jobs and $1.2 billion in investment. Last year, TVA said across the valley […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Energy, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tennessee Valley Authority0 Comments

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Downtown Tupelo Main Street marks 25 years

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) celebrated 25 years of Tupelo Main Street at their annual meeting today.  The following were awarded for their contribution toward the growth of Downtown Tupelo: Special Service Award: Boyd Yarbrough Mitchell Distributing Best Business Promotion: Caron Gallery Park Heights Elvis “Can to Can’t” Caroline Turney Lisa Hall Business […]

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ICYMI: Walmart Neighborhood Markets opening across region

In case you missed it in today’s Daily Journal, here’s my follow-up story to the efforts of Tupelo First to halt the encroachment of Walmart Neighborhood Markets into Tupelo (click here for that story) from Wednesday. Here’s today’s story, with comments from Walmart:  Some Tupelo businesses and residents aren’t too thrilled about the possibility of Wal-Mart Stores […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Employment and jobs, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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‘Tupelo First’ group looking to stop Wal-Mart expansion in city

A nonprofit group, Tupelo First, has created a Facebook page, asking citizens to tell city leaders to stop Wal-Mart Inc.’s rumored interest in building smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city. In its post, Tupelo First asks fans to contact Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and City Council members by phone or by sending them a copy of […]

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Brooks Grocery still a go for West Tupelo

Plans for a Brooks Grocery in West Tupelo are still in the works and have not been abandoned. Rumors have circulated recently that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to to build three of its smaller-format stores nearby, including two within a relatively short distance of the proposed Brooks Grocery store. Speculation has been that the Brooks store will […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Tupelo1 Comment

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Magazine names Tupelo a top retirement destination

Where to Retire magazine has named Tupelo  a top retirement destination.  Tupelo is one of eight cities profiled in a feature titled “8 Low-Cost Cities” in the September/October issue, available nationwide on Aug. 12, 2014. According to Where to Retire,  Editor Annette Fuller said the eight cities offer boomers their dream retirement setting at a bargain […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, National, Northeast Mississippi, Retirement, Tupelo0 Comments

The site of the water garden and park is on Highway 9, across from the Post Office

Toyota Mississippi helping Blue Springs build community space

It’s been a dream of Blue Springs officials to build a community park of some sort for its 400 or so residents, but the budget never has been big enough to accommodate that dream.  Not until today, when a corporate neighbor announced it would lend a hand. That neighbor, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi, is donating about […]

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Posted in Blue Springs, Community development, Northeast Mississippi, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi1 Comment


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