Author: Editorial Team

MDA Launches New websiteTo Help Small Businesses

djournal.com The Mississippi Development Authority’s Minority and Small Business Development Division launched a new business directory and minority certification website, www.mississippi.org/minority-certification. The website is designed to assist Mississippi’s minority- and women-owned businesses in attaining long-term growth and success in the state. “The website is a valuable resource for those looking to grow their business and procure new opportunities with agencies throughout Mississippi through a variety of programs,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough Jr. The website features an online application where qualified minority- and women-owned businesses can apply for the division’s Minority Business Certification Program. Certified companies receive assistance...

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Mississippi Credit Rating Outlook Changed To Negative

Via msbusiness.com That’s the question Mississippi leaders are debating after the third major credit rating agency warned last week that it was concerned about weakness in state finances and the overall economy. For credit rater Standard & Poor’s Financial Services, the answer is “getting worse.” The agency didn’t downgrade Mississippi’s credit rating last week, but did change its outlook on the credit rating to negative. That’s a way of putting investors and the state on notice that a downgrade could be coming, if things keep going the way they are now. “It’s not a downgrade…. It’s a warning,” is...

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Kemper Delays Cost Mississippi Taxpayers $1,700 Each

Via mississippitoday.org A Delaware man wants access to records he believes could expose reasons behind cost overruns and delays at the more than $7 billion Kemper County energy facility. Alan Nussbaum, an investor in Atlanta-based Southern Co., asked a Delaware court for documents to determine whether Southern’s officers and directors mismanaged the company, committed fraud or breached trust between the company and its stockholders according to a Delaware Court of Chancery filing submitted Friday. Southern Co. owns Mississippi Power Co., which is building the Kemper County facility in east Mississippi. Nussbaum also wants to know whether the utility company’s directors systematically...

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Bozo’s is Mississippi’s Best Grill

  Via wlox.com The folks at Bozo’s Grocery and Grill have received plenty of accolades over the years for their po-boys and boiled crawfish. But now the Pascagoula landmark is being recognized by business leaders with the Small Business Administration’s 2017 Generational Family-Owned Business of the Year award. The folks at Bozo’s Grocery and Grill have received plenty of accolades over the years for their po-boys and boiled crawfish. But now the Pascagoula landmark is being recognized by business leaders with the Small Business Administration’s 2017 Generational Family-Owned Business of the Year award. Three generations have kept the business thriving for...

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MAEEX Officials Raising Money to Help Transport Artifacts

Via wtok.com The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience has been raising money through the city of Meridian, through local businesses and organizations and through a tax on Meridianites – all going to help build the center. But now, the MAX is crowdfunding to buy a van. “It’s really to transport artifacts from wherever we go and get it across the country, across the state. It’s for our exhibit director to pick those up, territorial services and bring them to where we can use them at the museum,” development director Erica Pannell says. They’ve already traveled to museums around the...

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