economy

U.S. job openings hit a record 10.1 million in June

By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers posted a record 10.1 million job openings in June, another sign that the job market and economy are bouncing back briskly from last year’s coronavirus shutdowns. The Labor Department…

US jobless claims down 14,000 to 385,000 as economy rebounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week by 14,000 to 385,000, more evidence that the economy and the job market are rebounding briskly from the coronavirus recession. The Labor Department reported Thursday that…

Less restrictions at the Seabee base to lead to economic boost

Military bases in South Mississippi have long been a mainstay and critical to our overall economy, especially during COVID shutdowns considering our local bases depend on the federal budget, which was already set, resulting in more stability for our…

New life coming to downtown area in Pascagoula

New life is literally flowing into the downtown area of Pascagoula in an overall revitalization effort that started more than a decade ago, but is now gaining momentum. Pascagoula business owner Richard Chenoweth always sees the glass…

‘Restaurants Act’ would create $120B fund

Some restaurants took a double whammy hit last year due to Zeta and the COVID pandemic. Restaurants are among the most adversely-impacted industries overall, especially when it comes to COVID restrictions and guidelines. A number of local…

City of Biloxi holds ‘Christmas in the City’

Christmas shopping has already begun on the Coast. With unique local vendors, there were plenty of items to gift loved ones this weekend in Downtown Biloxi. In Biloxi this weekend, it was Christmas in the city. Business…

Groundbreaking for North Park Estates in Gulfport

Harrison County and Gulfport officials gathered this afternoon to celebrate the groundbreaking of North Park Estates in North Gulfport. The $17 million project that has been in the works for nearly 12 years will feature 80 single family rental homes.…

Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes weighs in on 2020

Across the Coast and beyond, 2020 has presented all-around challenges, sparing no city or government, something two-term Gulfport Mayor Billy Hewes knows all too well, but the mayor sees light in the tunnel: harbor lights, camera lights, and much more…

Biloxi leaders discuss new Broadwater resort

Excitement is building over a new development primed to bring jobs and more entertainment to the Coast. State, local, and county officials gathered at the Biloxi Visitor’s Center for an announcement that Mayor Andrew ‘FoFo’ Gilich says can be transformational…

Governor Tate Reeves announces Department of Revenue appointment

JACKSON — Today, Governor Tate Reeves announced Chris Graham as his appointment for Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) to ensure Mississippi's continued financial stability. Chris has a proven history of fighting for our state and handling complex administrative and accounting…