At the start of the 21st century 15 years ago, there was great concern about China and its effect on the furniture industry in the U.S. Industry leaders predicted – and even participated in – the outsourcing of jobs to China and elsewhere in Asia, where companies could find cheaper labor and fewer regulations. For […]


Imagine Capt. Kirk has set off to look for other life forms in our universe. They have pulled away from space dock and he is just about to call for warp speed. He wants to get out there and see what he can find. Sulu is ready to hit the button when Spock says, “Wait, […]

Q. I’ve been following your plan, and I’d like to find a way to make a little more money on the side. Do you have any ideas for generating some passive income? A. First, I want to make sure you’re not getting involved with some get-rich-quick scheme, like a nothing-down real estate seminar. “Passive income” […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo Regional Airport Authority has started a search for a new executive director to lead the airport, but in the meantime, it has split the duties of the position between two long-time employees. The board named Norris Robbins as the airport’s interim director of operations, while longtime […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Corinth tourism officials want to spark interest in building a boutique hotel downtown, and the Mississippi State University Carl Small Town Center is doing the groundwork. Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Christy Burns and tourism council president Russell Smith met this week with […]

Daily Journal RIPLEY – After going without a full-time executive director for more than two years, the Tippah County Development Foundation on Wednesday named Matthew Harrison as its new leader effective Monday. Harrison has 15 years of experience in business technology, automotive and manufacturing. According to the TCDF, he has worked with several Fortune 500 […]

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Syndicated columnist George Will speaks to business and community leaders Wednesday afternoon during the economic Outlook Symposium at the BancorpSouth Conference Center.

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – The U.S. has become a welfare state that threatens to bankrupt the nation, said syndicated columnist George Will. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and television analyst, whose column runs in hundreds of newspapers including the Daily Journal, was the keynote speaker at the Community Development Foundation’s inaugural Outlook Symposium […]

Daily Journal It’s taken seven years for the unemployment rate in Northeast Mississippi to return to the same level that it started before the recession. In December the region posted a 6.9 percent jobless rate, the first back-to-back figures below 7 percent since August and September 2007. December’s showing was slightly higher than November’s 6.7 […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal SHANNON – A year after breaking ground for its newest North American plant, German automotive supplier Grammer AG has amped up production. More than 90 workers are building commercial-vehicle suspension seats at the 120,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South. Grammer AG, based in Amberg, Germany, is a […]