Mississippi Business Journal http://msbusiness.com Mississippi Business News Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:00:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 45828637 BILL CRAWFORD: State job recovery more modest than terrific /2018/10/bill-crawford-state-job-recovery-more-modest-than-terrific/ /2018/10/bill-crawford-state-job-recovery-more-modest-than-terrific/#respond Sun, 14 Oct 2018 13:00:31 +0000 /?p=129953 BILL CRAWFORD Record numbers of jobs and job growth in Mississippi top political speeches by incumbent politicians these days. Yes, more Mississippians have jobs now than before the Great Recession. Yes, more Mississippians have jobs now than ever before. But, there is more to the story. Total residence-based employment (the number that includes part-time and ...

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Mississippi timber site removed from EPA Superfund list /2018/10/mississippi-timber-site-removed-from-epa-superfund-list/ /2018/10/mississippi-timber-site-removed-from-epa-superfund-list/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:38:36 +0000 /?p=129949 A Mississippi timber site the U.S. Environmental Protection Service targeted for cleanup nearly two decades ago has been removed from the agency’s Superfund list. The Hattiesburg American reports Davis Timber Co. in Lamar County was targeted for cleanup because of groundwater, soil and sediment contamination by the facility. The 30-acre site was just one of ...

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Timothy M. Lupinacci elected as next chairman and CEO of Baker Donelson /2018/10/timothy-m-lupinacci-elected-as-next-chairman-and-ceo-of-baker-donelson/ /2018/10/timothy-m-lupinacci-elected-as-next-chairman-and-ceo-of-baker-donelson/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 14:24:20 +0000 /?p=129911 LUPINACCI Baker Donelson has elected Timothy M. Lupinacci to serve as the Firm’s next chairman and chief executive officer. A shareholder in the Birmingham office of Baker Donelson, Mr. Lupinacci is chair of the Financial Services Department, a member of the Firm’s board of directors and former managing shareholder of the Birmingham office. He will ...

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The Lamar will offer Oxford neo-Southern /2018/10/the-lamar-will-offer-oxford-neo-southern/ /2018/10/the-lamar-will-offer-oxford-neo-southern/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:26:07 +0000 /?p=129944 By JACK WEATHERLY Oxford is growing. In many cases, that means sprawl, anathema for city planners. But for this college town (the University of Mississippi for you extraterrestrials) with its classic Southern architecture The Lamar will be an “extension” of the town square and all its history and amenities, said Kimberly Sharp, consultant for the ...

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Higher tax withholdings point to more jobs filled; Mississippi sectors index shows gains /2018/10/higher-tax-withholdings-point-to-more-jobs-filled-mississippi-sectors-index-shows-gains/ /2018/10/higher-tax-withholdings-point-to-more-jobs-filled-mississippi-sectors-index-shows-gains/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:18:07 +0000 /?p=129940 By TED CARTER The value of an index tracking Mississippi’s key business sectors rose a full 1 percent in August, maintaining an upward trend that began five months ago, state economists said in the October “Mississippi Business Report.” The growth in value tracked in the Mississippi Lead Index, or MLI, occurred in all sectors other ...

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Mississippi edges back into good graces of bond raters /2018/10/mississippi-edges-back-into-good-graces-of-bond-raters/ /2018/10/mississippi-edges-back-into-good-graces-of-bond-raters/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 12:06:50 +0000 /?p=129935 By TED CARTER Mississippi’s $100 million in raids on its rainy-day fund and cuts of over $200 million in department and agency budgets the last two years showed bond raters the state can be serious about offsetting sagging revenue collections. The reward is a pair of ratings upgrades on around $350 million in 10-and-20-year general ...

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SBA puts stronger focus on small population areas with Rural Strong Initiative /2018/10/sba-puts-stronger-focus-on-small-population-areas-with-rural-strong-initiative/ /2018/10/sba-puts-stronger-focus-on-small-population-areas-with-rural-strong-initiative/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:44:39 +0000 /?p=129917 By BECKY GILLETTE LaRosa The Rural Strong Initiative by the Small Business Administration (SBA) will put a stronger focus on nonurban areas of America, which includes small businesses in those areas throughout the country, said SBA Mississippi District Director Janita Stewart. Stewart said the Rural Strong Initiative Is particularly important for Mississippi with the state ...

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JACK WEATHERLY: Greenberg’s end before his time /2018/10/jack-weatherly-greenbergs-end-before-his-time/ /2018/10/jack-weatherly-greenbergs-end-before-his-time/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:21:35 +0000 /?p=129942 JACK WEATHERLY This is not the way it should end. He should die with his fingers on the keyboard, producing another rhapsody. Paul Greenberg was (a tense I can’t fully believe) a writer, not a pianist, but there is absolutely music in his prose. He couldn’t live without his lifeblood – ink. That was what ...

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Whitley named health care social worker of the year /2018/10/whitley-named-health-care-social-worker-of-the-year/ /2018/10/whitley-named-health-care-social-worker-of-the-year/#respond Tue, 09 Oct 2018 18:18:16 +0000 /?p=129907 Christy Whitley, LMSW, has been named Health Care Social Worker of the Year for 2018 by the Mississippi Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care. Whitley has served as perinatal social worker for North Mississippi Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for 11 years. The 34-bed intensive care nursery treats patients born at the ...

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