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Mississippi to mark Automotive Industry Week March 1-7

Gov. Phil Bryant has proclaimed March 1-7 as “Automotive Industry Week” in Mississippi to honor the industry’s “vital role” in the state’s economy.  More from the governor’s office: From the production of the first vehicle in Mississippi more than 10 years ago until now, automotive manufacturing in the state has grown into an industry that includes 89 […]

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International tourists spent record $222 billion in U.S.

The folks at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Elvis Presley Birthplace will tell you just how important international tourists are to Tupelo.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international visitors spent a record $222 billion last year. Tupelo only makes up a small share of that, of course,  but the visitors from the UK, […]

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Mall at Barnes Crossing, other businesses open

The meltdown (for snow, that is) has begun, and businesses are slowly getting back on track. Not everyone is open, and this isn’t meant to be a complete list, so feel free to post on here or let Biz Buzz know what’s open. From The Mall at Barnes Crossing we have this: The Mall at […]

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FYI: The top 5 best-selling beer brands in the U.S.

Beer. Americans drink a lot of it. According to the  Brewers Association, the U.S. beer market in 2013 (the latest figures available) reached $100 billion. Craft beer made up $14.3 billion (a 7.8 percent market share) of that. Overall, industry sales fell 1.9 percent, though craft beer rose 17.2 percent. The import beer market dropped […]

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Toyota Mississippi first shift canceled; second shift to resume

Toyota Mississippi in Blue Springs has canceled the first shift for both production and administration, plant officials said. Skilled and facilities team members are asked to contact their supervisors for their start times. The second shift will resume normal operations.

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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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Anytime Fitness to expand; Starbucks to renovate in Tupelo

It’s going to be a busy time on West Main Street in Tupelo this year with two more expansions/renovations in the works, at Anytime Fitness and Starbucks. • Anytime Fitness, which recently renovated its interior and added on to its parking a few years back, is expanding. Plans show that the existing building, at 4,160 […]

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