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2018 Sanderson Farms Championship announces player commitments

With only a few days before the start of the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship, tournament officials announced player commitments. The 51st Sanderson Farms Championship is set for Oct. 22-28 at The Country Club of Jackson. For the full field, visit SFC Committed Players. The field of 132 players includes defending champion Ryan Armour, past champions Cody Gribble (2016), Peter Malnati ...

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Mississippi aerospace firm shares in $25.5 billion contract

A Mississippi aerospace company will share a contract worth up to $25.5 billion to provide parts for military vehicles over the next 10 years. The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, announced the contract with Vertex Aerospace and six other companies on Thursday. Vertex, based in Madison, overhauls and distributes parts for military aircraft and ground ...

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NBC poll: Gov. Bryant gets high marks; confidence in economy, legislature tepid

BY BOBBY HARRISON / MISSISSIPPI TODAY State Economist Darrin Webb told legislative leaders during a September budget hearing more of the same – the Mississippi economy is not doing as well as the national economy. “The state’s economy has struggled to gain the momentum in the years since the Great Recession,” which started in 2008, Webb said, echoing his comments ...

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EMBDC Recognizes September Ambassadors of the Month

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation recently presented its September Ambassadors of the Month awards. Recognized were, from left, Mary Atterberry, Rush Health Systems, second place; Leah Hearn, Commercial Bank, place; Sonya Scarbrough, BankPlus, red ticket drawing winner; and Lee Williams, Regions Bank, third place. (Courtesy of EMBDC)

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Golden Triangle Leadership announces 2018-2019 Class

The Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce, Greater Starkville Development Partnership, and Growth Alliance in West Point, has announced the 4th class of local business and community leaders who were selected to participate in the Golden Triangle Leadership program. Selected for the 2018-2019 GTL Class are: Alison Alexander – Instructor at East Mississippi Community College Ally Walker – Development for Palmer ...

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Entergy named a national leader in economic development

For the 11th straight year, Site Selection magazine has named Entergy a Top 10 utility in economic development nationally. The accolade is for Entergy’s role in projects that resulted in some $4.25 billion of capital investment and the creation of more than 4,688 jobs in its service territory in 2017. Over the 11 year stretch, Entergy has been directly involved ...

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Auto parts maker invests $100 million, adds 50 jobs

Automotive supplier Auto Parts Manufacturing Mississippi is increasing production in Lee County, investing $100 million and creating 50 jobs. Located in Guntown, APMM produces stamped auto parts, body weld parts and plastic parts. The company’s expansion accommodates increased production for the 2019 Toyota Corolla, which is produced in Blue Springs. APMM is retooling its facility and investing in workforce training. ...

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B&B Electric breaks ground on new HQ bringing 300 New jobs to Madison County

The Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) has announced that B&B Electrical and Utility Contractors, Inc. is breaking ground on its new headquarters in the Canton Commercial and Industrial Center, investing $6.5 Million over the next 2 years.  B&B Electrical and Utility Contractors, Inc. is a family-owned company that has been in continuous operation since 1982 and is a one stop ...

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John H. Bryan Jr., renowned philanthropist, longtime Sara Lee CEO, dies

By Maureen O’[email protected] | email The Chicago Sun Times Mississippi native and former Sara Lee Corporation chief executive officer John H. Bryan Jr., who was long one of Chicago’s leading patrons of the arts and a stunningly effective philanthropist and fundraiser, has died at 81. Mr. Bryan died Monday night — four days shy of what would have been his 82nd ...

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After major redesign, construction of Cleveland hotel complex resumes

Dinesh Chawla By Jack Weatherly After extensive redesign, the Scion West End hotel complex is moving forward in the construction phase. That’s the word from Dinesh Chawla, president of Chawla Hotels Inc., which is building the $20 million project in west Cleveland. Things were moving toward a completion in late 2017, when Chawla and his brother, Suresh, signed a deal ...

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