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Yokohama’s plant in West Point on schedule, near completion

The $300 million Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi plant in West Point in nearing completion, officials said today. The plant also has hired 170 workers, and expects to have about 300 of its planned 500 workers employed by the end of the year. According to a press release, the roughly 1 million-square-foot factory “is on target to […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, West Point, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

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Pro South adding sawmill, 57 jobs to Booneville operation

Officials from Booneville-based Pro South today said it expanding its operations in the city by adding a sawmill. The $2.75 million company investment will create 57 new jobs, officials said. In addition to Pro South’s logging, trucking, timber purchasing, and wood yard services operations, the company’s new sawmill will produce large quantities of processed lumber and timber products. “I […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Second Walmart Neighborhood Market site for Tupelo picked

The second of three proposed Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Tupelo has its location.  Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has selected the strategic intersection of McCullough Boulevard and West Barnes Crossing Road for its second location. The official address is 2990 McCullough Boulevard, which belongs to Mossy Oak Properties. The going price for the acreage there is $3.456 million according […]

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

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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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Posted in Business news, Construction, Economic development, International, Manufacturing, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Technology0 Comments

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TVA CEO Johnson highlights efforts, economic development impact

Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson is making a couple of stops in Tupelo today, bringing updates about the utility’s efforts to cut costs and to better serve the public. He also talked about the TVA’s economic development efforts. A few highlights of our interview with Johnson: In 2014 alone, TVA helped attract or maintain […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Energy, Northeast Mississippi, TVA0 Comments

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First Walmart Neighborhood Market in Tupelo to be built

It’s been talked about for some time that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been looking to build up to three of its smaller-format Walmart Neighborhood Markets in Tupelo. Now it’s official that at least ONE will be built.  This one will be about 40,ooo-square feet, at the corner of South Gloster and Carnation streets. As a point […]

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

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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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