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Mississippi Silicon begins hiring first of 200 workers

The $200 million Mississippi Silicon plant has begun hiring the first of what could be as many as 200 workers at its Burnsville plant. Company officials announced today that it has begun recruiting full-time skilled trade workers through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security‘s WIN Job Centers and with help from Northeast Mississippi Community College. The plant, […]

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West Main Kroger to get major renovation

Biz Buzz has details about a major project at the Kroger on West Main Street in Tupelo. Thirteen years ago Kroger opened the store near Crosstown, and it soon will be undergoing a major renovation. Plans have been submitted for the work, which will be completed by Christmas. However, a spokeswoman for Kroger’s Delta Division, which includes […]

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Photo taken from the parking lot of Wesson and Mothershed, with a couple landmarks noted on photo.

One mystery work site in Tupelo solved, the other still a mystery

There’s been some speculation on a couple of sites in Tupelo recently, where crews have been bringing in lots of dirt, leveling the sites, etc. Biz Buzz can tell you what one of them is. On South Gloster Street, next to Advance Auto Parts – which is adjacent to an O’Reilly Auto Parts – will […]

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Elvis Trail

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

Developer Mark Castleberry led a Thursday morning tour of The Mill at Mississippi State University for staff in MSU's Office of Research and Economic Development. The $40-million project is slated for completion in about a year.
Photo by: Megan Bean

The Mill project at Mississippi State on schedule, developer says

From Mississippi State University: Transformation of the historic John M. Stone Cotton Mill –formerly known as Mississippi State’s E.E. Cooley Building – into a state-of-the-art conference and meeting complex is on track, according to the project’s developer.  “We are less than a year away from completion,” said Mark Castleberry of Columbus, who is leading development of The Mill […]

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Sonic work 7.9.14

Work picks up on Sonic site on South Gloster

Work was supposed to begin in mid-May on the site where Sonic is moving on South Gloster Street, but it got pushed back until recently. It was supposed to open in August, but it looks like it may be October before that happens.  Biz Buzz drove by the site today and there’s been some decent […]

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Wingstop 6.9.14

Updates on Wingstop and Five Guys in Tupelo

Got a couple of updates a lot of you have been waiting for: Wingstop and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. First, Wingstop is opening Wednesday at 11 a.m.  That’s the official word from the restaurant, which is at the corner of Thomas and West Main streets. The full address is 2590 W. Main St. The […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, National, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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