Mississippi drone maker facing serious issues

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  economic development, Mississippi, News, Technology, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: U.S. Navy

A UAV, the Fire Scout, built in Mississippi, faces possible cancellation after being 70 percent over budget.

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MN municipal broadband network reboots to cut losses

By   /  April 23, 2014  /  City Government, economic development, Local Government, Minnesota  /  No Comments

UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT--AGAIN: FiberNet Monticello MN muni broadband network reboots in an attempt to cut operating and customer losses.

The sign outside FiberNet Monticello’s offices might as well read “Under New Management — Again.”

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‘Cultural’ shopping centers race to claim your tax money

By   /  April 22, 2014  /  economic development, Mississippi, State House, State Politics, Uncategorized, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Steve Wilson

While the Mississippi Development Authority is ending its program of incentives to “cultural retail attractions,” a pair of shopping center projects have slipped in under the wire.

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Subsidized airline blames federal regulations for Mississippi pullout

By   /  April 21, 2014  /  Alabama, economic development, Mississippi, National, News, Regulations, transportation  /  No Comments

PHOTO BY: Silver Airways

A federally subsidized airline claims federal regulations are among the reasons it’s departing several Mississippi airports.

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Mississippi drops four spots in economic ranking

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  economic development, Economy, Mississippi, News, Tax Reform  /  No Comments

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The Magnolia State fell four spots from 10 to 14 in The Rich States, Poor States: American Legislative Exchange Council-Laffer State Economic State Competitiveness Index report.

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