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Cooperative Competes Grant Awarded for Economic Development in Coahoma County to the Crossroads Economic Partnership

Economic development efforts in Coahoma County are poised for success with a new brand name, tagline, and a recently awarded Cooperative Competes grant. On December 14, the Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce and its collaborative partner, the Economic Development Authority of Coahoma County, announced the new brand name, Crossroads Economic Partnership. The organization’s name better […]

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SBE Approves ACT WorkKeys as Measure of Career Readiness

The Mississippi State Board of Education voted recently to open public comment on the addition of the ACT WorkKeys assessment, in conjunction with a recognized career pathway or industry certification, to the accountability measure evaluating how schools and districts prepare students for college and the workforce. ACT WorkKeys, a national assessment that measures foundational skills

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Fusion Furniture Creating 125 jobs in New Albany

Upholstered furniture manufacturer Fusion Furniture, which is owned by Pontotoc-based Southern Motion, is expanding into New Albany to meet an increase in consumer demand. The project is a $2.062 million corporate investment and will create 125 jobs. “The continued growth of Northeast Mississippi’s furniture manufacturing industry positions the region as a top location for furniture

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Entergy Mississippi Helps Communities with $1.3 Million in Grants in 2020

Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation have helped power stronger, healthier communities in Mississippi this year by contributing more than $221,000 to some 60 nonprofit organizations during the third quarter of 2020. Significant quarterly contributions include: Canopy Children’s Solutions–behavioral health, educational and social service solutions for children and families Jobs for Mississippi Graduates–STEAM Roll

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C Spire acquires Alabama-based Harbor Communications, LLC

C Spire has acquired Mobile-based Harbor Communications, LLC, which provides a range of voice and data unified telecommunications services to consumers and businesses on the Alabama Gulf Coast through a robust all-fiber optic infrastructure and a dedicated, local workforce. The announcement was made during an online virtual press briefing hosted by C Spire, a privately-held

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Mississippi Awarded $495.7 Million to Expand Broadband Internet Access

Mississippi has been awarded $495,725,799.60 from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to expand high-speed broadband internet access in Mississippi. The funding, which is being made available to Internet Service Providers in Mississippi through the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase I auction, is the highest amount awarded to any state except California. “This first round

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MDES Phone Numbers Change to Better Serve Mississippians

The Mississippi Department of Employment Security has announced a change in phone numbers in an effort to streamline services for Mississippians requiring assistance with Unemployment Insurance Assistance. On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the number for Unemployment Insurance Tax assistance will change to 601-493-9427. The hours of operation are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday

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