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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Mississippi Small Businesses Affected by the Jackson Water Crisis

WASHINGTON – Mississippi small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses, and private nonprofit organizations affected by the Jackson Water Crisis that began Aug. 30, may apply for low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced today. Administrator Guzman made the loans available in response …

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ArbaBlox Locating Pallet Blocks Manufacturing Operations in Winona

Jackson, Miss. (September 21, 2022) –ArbaBlox, an engineered wood products company, is locating a state-of-the-art pallet blocks manufacturing plant in Winona. The project is a $51.34 million corporate investment and will create 41 jobs. ArbaBlox will use the sawmill residuals from the Biewer Lumber facility in Winona to produce its patented-design composite wood pallet blocks. The …

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MEC Named America’s #1 State Chamber of Commerce Successes in pandemic recovery, legislative influence elevated Mississippi’s Voice of Business   JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) has been honored as the State Chamber of the Year for 2022 by the National Association of State Chambers (NASC). Each year NASC honors a state chamber …

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HII’S Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded DDG 1002 Combat Systems Availability Contract

PASCAGOULA, Miss., (Aug. 29, 2022) – Global defense and technologies partner HII (NYSE: HII) announced today that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Navy to begin the combat systems availability for the Zumwalt-class destroyer, Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002). During this availability, Ingalls will complete the installation, activation and testing of the …

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HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding Authenticates Keel of Destroyer Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129)

PASCAGOULA, Miss., Aug. 17, 2022 — HII (NYSE: HII) announced that the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division authenticated the keel of the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Jeremiah Denton (DDG 129) on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The ship’s name honors former U.S. Sen. Jeremiah Denton Jr., a Vietnam War veteran who was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism while …

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Atmos Energy Announces New Leadership

FLOWOOD, Miss. – Aug. 8, 2022 – Atmos Energy, the largest investor-owned gas utility in Mississippi, has announced that current Mississippi Division President David Gates will retire, and taking over for him effective Sept. 1 will be Matt Davidson, currently the company’s vice president for rates and regulatory affairs. “David Gates has more than 37 …

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Hol-Mac Increasing Footprint in Bay Springs, Creating 31 jobs

Jackson, Miss. (TBA, 2022) – Hol-Mac Corporation, a Mississippi-based company, is expanding operations in Bay Springs. The $1 million corporate investment will create 31 jobs and create a base for continued growth for the company in Jasper County. Hol-Mac’s expansion, the company’s fifth in Bay Springs, is for its Hammerhead Off-Road Armor line to keep up with consumer demand. The Hammerhead Off-Road Armor line began in 2008 by employees of Hol-Mac to provide the …

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