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Villa International adding 75 jobs in Belmont

The Mississippi Development Authority announced that Villa International, a manufacturer of luxury furniture for motorhomes, announces the company is locating operations in the former Falcon Products facility in Belmont, in Tishomingo County. The project represents a $250,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs over a five year period. “I am proud to welcome Villa International […]

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The Alliance in Corinth one of eight MDA grant recipients

The Mississippi Development Authority today said it has recently awarded eight Site Development Grants to economic development entities across the state. The matching grant program “is designed to assist nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments in preparing available greenfield sites for industrial development,” MDA said in a press release.   Recipients of Site Development Grant Program funds for […]

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Williams-Sonoma expanding in Olive Branch, adding 900 jobs

Gov. Phil Bryant and Williams-Sonoma Inc. announced today the company is expanding operations at its 2 million-square-foot distribution center in Olive Branch. The project is creating approximately 900 new jobs, in addition to the over 650 current employees. Additionally, the facility employs between 2,000 and 3,000 seasonal workers each year during peak periods. “Williams-Sonom, Inc. […]

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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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Roxul opening 600K-square-foot Byhalia facility Sept. 24

Roxul is officially opening its 600,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Byhalia next Wednesday. Roxul Inc. is based in Canada and is a subsidiary of Rockwool International, based in Denmark. The company makes insulation from natural stone and recycled content. The Marshall County facility is its first in the U.S. Roxul Inc. makes stone wool insulation from natural stone and […]

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More about proposed The Skillet restaurant

If you haven’t heard,  a restaurant and offices will replace what has been an apartment building at the corner of West Jackson Street and Clayton Avenue in Tupelo (click here for the story). The Skillet is the name of the restaurant, the brainchild of  chef David Leathers.  From the story: Leathers sees casual dining with upscale food. … The restaurant […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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