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Mall at Barnes Crossing interior renovation planned

Plans have been submitted to the city’s Development Services for a major renovation of the interior at The Mall at Barnes Crossing.  Included in the work will be retiling of the shopping center’s floors, which are the original floor dating back to 1990. An even bigger project at the mall involves a redo of the […]

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CDF named a top 10 micropolitan group of the year

The Community Development Foundation held its 66th annual meeting Thursday, and today  the CDF announced it was named one of the Top 20 Micropolitan Economic Development Groups for 2014 by Site Selection magazine.  Earlier this year, Tupelo was named one of the Top 10 Micropolitans, the city’s seventh time in the top 10 and 11th top 25 showing […]

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Another restaurant update: Taziki’s to open May 26

On the heels of today’s earlier news brought to you by yours truly, we have an opening date for Taziki’s Mediterranean Grill as well. It will open for business May 26, the day after Memorial Day. It is located in the Kings Crossing shopping center, between Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Sports Clips. Zell […]

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New executive director named at Tupelo Regional Airport

Cliff Nash, the president of the Mississippi Airports Association, has been named executive director of the Tupelo Regional Airport.  He replaces Josh Abramson, who left in February to take a similar job in College Station, Texas. Nash will begin next Monday. His contract was approved Monday at a special called board meeting. Nash was selected from […]

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Kellex bringing 75 jobs to Tupelo

Officials from Ohio-based Kellex Seating, manufacturer of commercial upholstered seating, announce the company is expanding into Mississippi by locating operations in the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “I appreciate the Kellex team for selecting Tupelo as their location to pursue new growth […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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Toyota shifting Corolla production from Canada to Mexico

Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $1 billion to invest in an assembly plant in Guanajuato, Mexico, moving production of the Corolla sedan from its plant in Cambridge, Ontario. Corolla production will continue at its Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs. The factory in Mexico will  employ 2,000 workers and will build as many as  200,000 cars a year. Production […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Blue Springs, Business news, Economic development, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Toyota, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi0 Comments

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Avectus Healthcare in Corinth expanding again

From the Mississippi Development Authority:  Officials from data processor Avectus Healthcare Solutions, LLC announce the company is expanding operations in Corinth. The project represents a $400,000 investment and will create 70 new jobs, bringing the total number employed at the facility to approximately 270. In September, Avectus Healthcare announced an expansion to accommodate an increase […]

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