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By Dennis Seid Daily Journal WEST POINT – Two years after breaking ground on its 570-acre site, Yokohama Tire Corp. on Monday dedicated its Mississippi plant, the company’s first manufacturing facility in the U.S. built from the ground up. Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi employs more than 260 workers, on its way to hire a promised […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi Paper Co. has a new owner, having been recently acquired by Jackson-based Jackson-Newell Paper Group for an undisclosed sum. “We’ve got a lot of business in the Tupelo area and we’re looking to support the customers we have and expand business by making this acquisition,” said Bill […]

Opening a business isn’t easy. Keeping it open is even harder. And we read and hear a lot of numbers tossed about. For example, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy says small business historically creates 63 percent of new private-sector jobs and employs 50 percent of the workforce. The SBA also says 10-12 percent […]

This is a regular feature containing business news from Daily Journal Business Editor Dennis Seid’s Biz Buzz blog at By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – With little fanfare, The Mall at Barnes Crossing has been repainting walls and ceilings, replacing tile, removing greenery and otherwise quietly making improvements. One big change is that […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – After more than a 20-year absence, new Volkswagens soon will be sold in Tupelo. Joe Marshall, owner of Barnes Crossing Hyundai Mazda, confirmed plans to build a new VW dealership on North Gloster Street. The 13,000-square-foot showroom will be located between AutoZone and Carlock Nissan, and it will […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Oktoberfest is back for a second year, and the event Thursday promises to have even a stronger German flavor. “Everyone has been very excited about the event, and we’re very pleased to bring it back for the community,” said Jessica Hollinger of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal Credit card fraud costs consumers and businesses more than $5 billion a year, but new chip-embedded credit cards and debit cards are expected to drastically cut that figure. Banks and credit card companies have been issuing EMV – which stands for Europay, Mastercard and Visa – cards, a new global […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Royce Taylor was one of 700 volunteers at Tombigbee State Park early Saturday morning, taking part in what is the beginning of a five-year partnership between Toyota Mississippi and the state park. “I’m roofing bath house No. 2, and I hope to do it in three or four […]

Itawamba Community College’s District Workforce Council “provides counsel and direction for ICC’s workforce development programs as well as assessments that affect other areas of the college that enable us to meet the needs of our business and industry partners.” As a newly appointed member of the Council, I’m glad we’re willing to tackle some big […]

By Dennis Seid Daily Journal TUPELO – Unlike the launch of the iPhone 6 last year, retail stores started the day with a sizable inventory of the iPhone 6s on Friday. And that was fine with Bobby Steele of Calhoun City, who was the first customer in line at Verizon in Tupelo. He was buying […]