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Mississippi Development Authority Approves Three Community Development Financial Institutions for Funding Through State Small Business Credit Initiative

Jackson, Miss – Last year, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Mississippi Development Authority announced the approval of Mississippi’s state plan for up to $86 million in funding under the American Rescue Plan’s State Small Business Credit Initiative. Mississippi operates four SSBCI programs to support small businesses and startups: a loan participation program, a loan […]

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Atmos Energy Urges Homeowners and Contractors to Dig Safely

FLOWOOD, Mississippi  – With the arrival of spring, warmer temperatures offer ideal conditions to revitalize your home landscaping or plant your first personal herb garden. Before grabbing that shovel, however, Atmos Energy reminds everyone – homeowners and professional excavators alike – to keep communities safe by contacting 811 prior to starting any excavation project. Digging without knowing

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HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding Celebrates Apprentice Graduates

  PASCAGOULA, Miss.,  — HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted their apprentice graduation today, celebrating 99 graduates during a ceremony at the shipyard. Each of these apprentice graduates have invested time in the classroom and shipyard to prepare them for a shipbuilding career with the company. Kari Wilkinson, president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, addressed the graduates providing

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$37 million Substation Enhances Reliability in Northwest Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss.– Entergy Mississippi has completed construction of a new distribution substation in the Snowden Grove Park community, near Tchulahoma Road in Southaven. The substation is a part of a $37 million project, which included constructing nearly two miles of new transmission lines, 12 miles of new and rebuilt distribution lines, and 74 new composite

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Mississippi Power Announces Gifford Ormes, Melvin Roland as Vice Presidents

Gulfport, Miss. – Mississippi Power recently announced the appointments of Gifford Ormes as Vice President of External Affairs and Customer Growth and Melvin Roland as Vice President of Power Delivery and Division Operations. “The addition of Gifford and Melvin to our Management Council will continue the long history of successful leaders in these key roles,”

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Airbus Adds H145 Final Assembly Line in U.S. to Meet Booming Demand

Airbus Helicopters has created a new final assembly line (FAL) for its H145 light twin at its facility in Colombus, Mississippi, with the first American-made example of the type set to roll off the line imminently. Speaking to Vertical on the eve of HAI Heli-Expo 2024 in Anaheim, California, Bart Reijnen, president of Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and

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Mississippi Investing Nearly $1 Million Towards Site Development

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today announced the state of Mississippi is investing $993,250 in site development projects throughout the state. Site development grant funds made available through the Mississippi Development Authority are assisting local economic development entities in their efforts to spur economic growth by attracting new industry to competitive, shovel-ready sites. “Mississippi is

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Delta Lodging Group Announces New TownePlace Suites by Marriott Project in Corinth

CORINTH, Mississippi  — A new 89-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott (TPS) will soon be coming to Corinth, Mississippi. Marriott International Inc. signed a franchise and operating agreement with Delta Lodging Group (DLG) in December. The hotel is slated to break ground in fall 2024 with a tentative opening in early 2026. “We are ecstatic to

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