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Tate Reeves on status of Mississippi

When it comes to Mississippi’s economy and population growth, Lt. Governor Tate Reeves says things aren’t so bad. The Republican spoke Monday to the capitol press corps and Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government. He says he believes concerns about Mississippi’s population loss have been overstated and is confident tax cuts would help create […]
4 months ago
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Three hotels currently under construction in Biloxi

The old Santa Maria Del Mar building in Biloxi is quickly transforming from what used to be an eyesore and taking shape into what will be the Watermark Hotel when completed. It’s just one of the three new hotels under construction bringing an additional 300 hotel rooms to the city, since the 500 Biloxi saw […]
4 months ago
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Cruisin’ the Coast impact

Numbers continue to rev up for the highly anticipated 2017 Cruisin’ the Coast. In an economic impact update, Executive Director Woody Bailey says 7,117 vehicles are preregistered which is 487 ahead of where they were last year. Thirty nine states are represented plus Canada, Puerto Rico, and Germany. However, Bailey addressed the impact Hurricanes Harvey […]
8 months ago
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C-USA is a success for the Coast

With the 2017 Conference USA Tournament in the books, the teams have left town and the banners are coming down across Biloxi, but tournament organizers say there will be a lasting economic impact. Tim Bennett with Overtime Sports is the man responsible for bringing the Conference USA Tournament to the Gulf Coast. MGM Park enjoyed […]
8 months ago
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Start of the summer tourism season

Memorial Day doesn’t just mark the unofficial start of summer. It also begins a busy tourism season here on the Coast. Over the weekend, visitors flocked to our beaches, restaurants, and other hot spots, taking in all South Mississippi has to offer. Those tourists mean an economic boost for the Coast, something our economy depends […]
8 months ago
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Mississippi casino revenue

Casinos in Mississippi’s river region won less from gamblers in April while casinos along the state’s Gulf Coast won more. State Revenue Department figures show gamblers lost $175 million last month, down three percent from $181 million in April 2016. April is traditionally a middling month for Mississippi casinos, compared to busy March fueled by […]
8 months ago
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Hancock County businesses hope to create 2,300 jobs after survey

Officials are trying to bring more career opportunities to Hancock County. After results from a ten month survey on industrial companies, county services and tourism sector businesses, Hancock County officials are set on developing an action plan on how to create more jobs and make the county more tourist friendly. More than half the company […]
8 months ago
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Economic Vibe in Gulfport

As National Tourism Week continues, members of Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast met with fellow businesses to discuss travel on the Coast. 6.2 million visitors came to the Coast in 2016, an eight percent increase from 2015. Those visitors spent just shy of two billion dollars, up ten percent from 2015. Officials also discussed their current […]
8 months ago
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Economic growth in Mississippi

Economic growth accelerated in Mississippi in 2016, but still trails the national average. Mississippi’s economy grew 0.8 percent in 2016, compared to a 0.3 percent increase in 2015. Growth was led by retail trade and agriculture. The mining and construction sectors shrank. Nationwide, economic output rose 1.5 percent during 2016. Mississippi, with a $108 billion-plus […]
9 months ago
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Preparing for Conference USA takeover at MGM Park

Competition is tight between the 12 teams in Conference USA as the top 8 will earn a spot in the conference tournament. That tournament is slated to take place at MGM Park later this month. Today, News 25 got the first look at the roadside banners which will welcome the tournament crowds which have been […]