VOL. 129 | NO. 243 | Monday, December 15, 2014
EMPHASIS Regional Business
Trustmark underscores commitment to Memphis
One of the regional banking players in Memphis is Jackson, Miss.-based Trustmark Bank, which took a big step that made a statement in Memphis this year.
In November, Volvo began operations at its new parts distribution center in Marshall County, Miss.
The state of Mississippi has 110 hospitals and three-fourths of them are, as you might expect, in rural areas.
When a group of mayors with common borders get together, it is usually a sympathetic gathering of chief executives where there is much comparing of notes.
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea will open its first Tennessee store in Memphis next year, according to several people familiar with the effort and confirmed by Ikea representatives Monday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has reached a deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee after more than a year of discussions with federal officials.
Delta Airlines is slashing more routes at Memphis International Airport, including its nonstop flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Memphis and Shelby County are offering generous tax incentives to attract and retain hundreds of jobs.
Five Memphis schools that are now part of Shelby County Schools will become part of the state-run Achievement School District starting in August with the new school year.
The E.W. Scripps Co., parent company of The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, and Milwaukee-based Journal Communications Inc. now have approval from the Federal Communications Commission for their plan to merge their broadcast operations.
A Beale Street Tourism Development Authority with a nine-member appointed board would oversee the development and management of the entertainment district under the terms of a 13-page resolution that goes to the Memphis City Council this week for discussion.
Cars are a lot different, and the business of an auto body shop is too, since Delmus “Blackie” Moore opened a body shop on Fourth Street in Downtown Memphis in 1951.
Unlocking Value. Why do innovations end up in a “black hole?”
New Year’s resolutions are tempting to make, and they are even more tempting to forget.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) – Faced with a demand for more flights from Tupelo to Nashville, SeaPort Airlines is considering moving some Memphis flights to the Nashville route.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that 12 agencies from across the state are recipients of a statewide initiative to help residents get more education and training for jobs that are available in their communities.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says his tourism commissioner, Susan Whitaker, is leaving his administration after serving in that position for 12 years.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – The economic recovery has not been equal among the races, according to a Pew Research Center study released Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) – Narayana Kocherlakota, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, said Friday he will step down when his current term ends in early 2016, marking the departure of one of the Fed's leading proponents of easier credit conditions to battle unemployment.
WASHINGTON (AP) – The National Labor Relations Board issued a final rule on Friday aimed at modernizing and streamlining the union election process.
The new Ikea Memphis store to open in the fall of 2016 will seek tax incentives from the board of the Economic Development Growth Engine, according to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.