SBA Reminds Small Businesses to Apply for Disaster Relief
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SBA Reminds Small Businesses to Apply for Disaster Relief

WINSTON, Miss.(WCBI)-When a disaster happens, small businesses often feel the brunt of the devastation. But there is relief available. The U.S. Small Business Administration says small businesses, and private non-profit groups have until May 31st to apply for a working capital disaster loan. Businesses in Winston, Attala, and Neshoba counties in our viewing area all […]
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Video: Smithville Continues Push For Local Grocery After Tornado

SMITHVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – We most-often hear about houses and churches being rebuilt after a natural disaster but what does it take to rebuild a business? For smaller towns, getting a business back is a big obstacle. Smithville was nearly flattened on April 27, 2011. The only grocery store, Piggly Wiggly, was destroyed and never rebuilt. […]
Caterpillar Closing More Plants Amid Low Demand
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Caterpillar Closing More Plants Amid Low Demand

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) – Caterpillar Inc. says it will close five more factories – including an Oxford, Mississippi plant – as the Peoria, Illinois-based heavy equipment maker reacts to slowing demand for construction and mining equipment worldwide. The Oxford plant, with 240 employees making metal hose couplings, will continue work into 2017. It will then […]
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Video: EMCC Set to Host East Mississippi Job Fair

MAYHEW, Miss. (WCBI)-If you are looking for a job or want to change careers, there’s one event that could put you on the right track. Organizers are busy setting up booths for the East Mississippi Job Fair. The event is scheduled for  Thursday at 9:30 A.M., at the Lyceum auditorium on EMCC’s Golden Triangle Campus. Over […]
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Chamber President Selected as CAFB Honorary Commander

COLUMBUS, Miss- (Press Release) – Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce President, Joey Bragg, has been appointed by Col. John Nichols as his Honorary Commander. Each squadron at Columbus Air Force Base appoints a member of the community as Honorary Commander to recognize and thank them for being an influential community partner. Col. Nichols, Wing Commander […]
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Video: State Mistake Means One City Will Have To Pay Back Sales Tax Revenues

State gives Saltillo too much sales tax revenue because businesses in Barnes Crossing area were listed with Saltillo addresses.
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Video: Market Street Prep Underway

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI-TV) – The much anticipated 21st annual market street festival is only two weeks away. Preparation is underway for the two-day festival. Market Street has been named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society for 17 years. Nearly 40 thousand people come each year to enjoy the downtown […]
2015 Economic Development Projects Yield 20,000 New Jobs, $7 Billion Investments In Alabama
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2015 Economic Development Projects Yield 20,000 New Jobs, $7 Billion Investments In Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (PRESS RELEASE) – Alabama attracted more than $7 billion in capital investment in 2015, along with nearly 20,000 new and future jobs, as the state’s economic development team secured high-caliber projects in key growth sectors. Governor Robert Bentley and the Alabama Department of Commerce on Friday released the state’s 2015 New & Expanding […]
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Tourists From Around The Globe Visit The Friendly City

Local businesses and visitors from "Down Under" talk tourism in Columbus.
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Video: Local Business Leaders Visit CAFB

Leadership group tours aircraft inventory at Columbus Air Force Base