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GreenTech Automotive finishes Tunica production facility

GreenTech Automotive announced  today it has finished construction on its production plant in Tunica.  Here’s the company’s press release: GreenTech Automotive (GTA) a U.S. automotive manufacturer dedicated to developing and producing environmentally friendly, energy-efficient vehicles, announced today that construction is complete on its new production facility in Tunica, Miss. “GTA has made significant progress toward […]

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Challenge Automation marks $800K expansion in Tupelo

Challenge Automation in Tupelo has moved into a new building that nearly doubles its former space, and the $800,000 investment has added 6-10 jobs in the process. The company now employs 23. Challenge Automation, which custom designs and engineers automated equipment, was formed in 2009 and formerly operated from a leased 7,300-square-foot building on McCullough Boulevard. “We started with six […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Technology, Tupelo0 Comments

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C Spire to include SEC Network on its digital HDTV service

C Spire announced that it will be carrying the SEC Network as part of its new digital HD TV service. The SEC Network launches Aug. 14.  Said C Spire: The addition of the SEC Network is part of comprehensive, multi-year distribution agreement between the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) and the Walt Disney Company. C […]

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C Spire begins Fiber-to-the-Home construction in Starkville

Construction has started in Starkville on an ultra-high speed 1 Gbps (Gigabit per second) Fiber to the Home initiative, part of C Spire’s quest to offer 100 times faster consumer broadband Internet service and related digital TV and home phone services.  C Spire crews began installing fiber optic cable in Starkville this week – marking another […]

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Posted in Business news, C Spire, Economic development, National, Northeast Mississippi, Starkville, Technology1 Comment

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New business going up next to McDonald’s in Saltillo

In the Center City Market in Saltillo, which is home to Save-A-Lot, Skybox Sportsbar Grill Pizzeria, McDonald’s and several other businesses, there’s some site work going on next to McDonald’s.  It looks to be a great spot for another restaurant – but that’s not the case. Instead, it will be home to an AT&T store, […]

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Posted in AT&T, Business news, Drive-by Photos, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Technology, Tupelo0 Comments

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Chemical company investing $13.9M, adding jobs in Aberdeen

Officials from global chemicals company Kemira announced today that the company is expanding its dry polymer manufacturing operations in Aberdeen.  Finnish-based Kemira bought 3F Chimica of Italy last year for $111 million, and the deal included two Italian sites and the Aberdeen site. The company makes chemical additives for industries spanning wastewater treatment to oil […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, International, Mississippi Development Authority, Technology0 Comments

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AT&T donates $25,000 to tornado relief efforts

From AT&T: AT&T today announced $25,000 in funding to support tornado recovery efforts in Mississippi.  The Winston County Disaster Relief Fund will receive $15,000 to help the Louisville region rebuild. In addition, the United Way of Northeast Mississippi will get $10,000 to help those in the Tupelo region who were impacted by the violent storms. […]

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Posted in AT&T, Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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