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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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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Community development, Economic development, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, State, Tennessee Valley Authority, TVA0 Comments

There would be more buyers at the market if more companies – Mississippi-based in particular – would show i Tupelo. Just sayin'

OPINION: Mississippi furniture manufacturers should show at market

I wrote a column in today’s Daily Journal, suggesting that companies that make furniture in Mississippi should show at the Tupelo Furniture Market.  I was out of town for much of the day, but I received some calls with people agreeing with me. Now, you may not, and that’s fine – that’s what opinions are for. And no, […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

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Home2 Suites to replace Comfort Suites on North Gloster Street

The Comfort Suites hotel in Tupelo, destroyed in the April 28 tornado last year, will be replaced by a larger Home2 Suites, according to hotelier Bruce Patel, who owns Fusion Hospitality. It will have 108 rooms. The Comfort Suites had 80.  Home2 Suites is a member of the iconic Hilton brand. “Tupelo has been extremely good to us over the […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Disaster relief/recovery, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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And another Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in the area

With at least four Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Northeast Mississippi up and running, another is about to open. On Wednesday, Derma in Calhoun County will get its own store. Like its counterparts in Mantachie, Nettleton, Belmont and Walnut, the Derma Neighborhood Market will cover 12,000 square feet and employ about 30 people. The store opens […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Employment and jobs, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News0 Comments

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Raybern Foods to employ 200 at former Sara Lee plant

UPDATED VERSION 1/8/15: The creator of the frozen deli sandwich soon will be making them in Mississippi, creating 200 jobs and occupying what had been an empty building.  Hayward, California-based Raybern Foods, which specializes in heat-and-serve sandwiches sold at grocers including Walmart, is relocating its manufacturing operations to the former Sara Lee building in the […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Food & Dining, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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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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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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