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Tippah County Development Foundation names new exec

Matthew Harrison has been named executive director of the Tippah County Development Foundation, effective Feb. 2.  According to the TCDF: Harrison will work closely with the  board of directors, local officials and local businesses to further their mission of promoting economic development in Tippah County. The TCDF utilizes strategic partnering to bring new businesses and jobs […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Northeast Mississippi, Ripley0 Comments

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Grammer begins full production in Shannon

Grammer AG  is now making commercial-vehicle suspension seating at its newest North American plant in Shannon. A year ago, Grammer broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park, promising to employ 350 people by 2018. A second phase of expansion could add another 300 jobs by 2020.  As of today, the plant employs 92 people. Production […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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United Furniture holds job fair, plans to open plant in February

United Furniture Industries, which last month had the winning bid to buy the former Lane Furniture facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Verona, is having a job fair today. The company, which employs some 1,600 workers at its plants in Okolona, Amory, Nettleton and Hatley, as well as a frame shop in Vardaman, looks to […]

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Posted in Amory, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Verona1 Comment

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Hawkeye Industries invests $750K, to add workers

Hawkeye Industries Inc. in Tupelo announced it has invested $750,000 in new equipment to expand its operations as its business has increased. The company also will add up to five more employees.  “We are busier now than we have been in a long time, especially during this time of year, which is typically our slowest quarter,” […]

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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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Opening of Yokohama road ‘marks an important milestone’

Yokohama Boulevard, the 4-mile road connecting Highway 45 Alternate to Barton Ferry Road, is now officially open for travel. Gov. Phil Bryant, state and local officials gathered earlier today for a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The $20 million road is part of the $300 million first phase of the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi development that […]

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

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State gets $4.4 million for small business help

The U.S. Treasury Department has awarded Mississippi more than $4.4 million in State Small Business Credit Initiative funds, which will be disbursed by the Mississippi Development Authority. The funds will help the state’s small businesses with accessing the capital needed to grow and create jobs. To date, more than $13 million in SSBCI funds have been […]

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