Defense contractor to add 48 workers in $20M expansion

March 16, 2018 in Business

SHANNON, Miss. (AP) – An atomic and defense contractor is again expanding in Mississippi, with plans to spend $20 million and add 48 jobs over three years. General Atomics announced […]

USDA: Ag disaster from drought in 4 states

March 16, 2018 in Business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster because of recent drought in 25 Louisiana parishes , three Mississippi counties , 61 counties in […]

Northington named Mississippi Economic Council Chief Operating Officer

March 15, 2018 in Business, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire Cathy L. Northington has been named chief operating offi cer of the Mississippi Economic Council, the State Chamber of Commerce. She previously served as senior vice […]

JMAA introduces Via Air as newest airline coming to JAN

March 15, 2018 in Business, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire Jackson Municipal Airport Authority is excited to announce Via Airlines as the newest air service with nonstop jet service between Orlando Sanford International Airport (airport code […]

Hinds CC trustees approve moving forward with Metrocenter Mall proposal

March 15, 2018 in Business

Mississippi Link Newswire The Hinds Community College Board of Trustees approved moving forward with a proposal for a Comprehensive One-Stop Center to house career-technical and workforce training and support services […]

Mississippi jobless rate and payrolls both hit new records

March 13, 2018 in Business

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s jobless rate again set a new low in January, while employer payrolls again set a new high. The jobless rate fell to 4.6 percent, a […]

Interior Department announces civil rights grants

March 12, 2018 in Business

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Four Deep South states are getting nearly $6 million to preserve sites and highlight stories related to the African-American struggle for equality in the 20th century. […]

Airbus gets $273M deal to make helicopters in Mississippi

March 12, 2018 in Business

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Army is awarding a $273 million contract to a Mississippi helicopter maker for 35 aircraft. The Army announced the contract with Airbus Helicopters on […]