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The Future Looks Bright

January 13, 2020 - Undeniably, Clarksdale is deeply rooted in agriculture and the city is known for its popular and growing tourism sector. In fact, USA Today 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards named it the fourth Best Historic Small Town. However, the city’s focus is broadening to include a number of large companies,...

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Image Industries operations underway in Clarksdale

December 9, 2019 - Image Industries, a Chicago steel manufacturing business, moved their entire operations to Clarksdale this past summer to the former Metso Minerals site. Owners Blake and Stacia Hobson, the brother/sister team, made the announcement this past July along with Economic Development Authority Director Jon Levingston, Mayor Chuck Espy and Board...

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Clarksdale shining bright

October 9, 2019 - The Delta’s new economic development star added yet more sparkle to our community and region this week. Saf-T-Cart, the Clarksdale/Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Development Authority came together on the campus of Coahoma Community College Tuesday to announce an industrial expansion at Saf-T-cart.

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Saf-T-Cart Expands

October 9, 2019 - The data shows 80-percent of the new jobs in any community are created by existing industry. Clarksdale will see 25 new jobs with the announcement that Saf-T-Cart – a homegrown industry – will soon embark on a $1.5 million expansion at the plant that manufacturers steel carts and welding storage products.

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Delta Strong: United, We All Win

September 9, 2019 - We have all heard the expression, “United we stand, divided we fall.” It has many attributions. The 6th Century B. C., Greek storyteller, Aesop, illustrated the idea in the fable, “The Four Oxen and the Lion.” The story tells of four oxen huddled together in a...

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PeopleShores brings more jobs to Clarksdale

August 5, 2019 - PeopleShores, a California-based company, with the help of the Clarksdale and Coahoma County Chamber of Commerce, has joined forces to bring more jobs to the Clarksdale workforce. “PeopleShores is an outsource company that provides services to large, global corporations such as Federal Express, Accenture, and Amazon,” says Jon...

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Image Industries picks Clarksdale

July 10, 2019 - Community gathers for second big jobs announcement in two months.  The Pinnacle was filled with movers and shakers from the community as Clarksdale made its second industrial/economic development announcement in two months. Image Industries will move into the Metso Mineral building on Desoto Avenue and plans to bring...

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Welcome Image Industries

July 10, 2019 - For the second month in a row a company has picked Clarksdale as the place to bring their business and employees and set up shop. And your Clarksdale Press Register wants to be one of the first to formally thank Image Industries for choosing our community and bringing a minimum...

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Clarksdale Welcomes Arrival of Tech Company People Shores, New Jobs

December 19, 2018 - The leader of a company that has transformed the lives of 10,000 young adults living in rural India believes his American venture can produce similar results in Clarksdale and Coahoma County. Murali Vullaganti, CEO and founder of the business outsourcing company People Shores, was introduced Tuesday at The Pinnacle on the...

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People Shores and Clarksdale: You Have Questions, We Have Answers

December 19, 2018 - Just what is People Shores? It’s a for-profit, social enterprise with a charter to bring technology-driven jobs to economically challenged communities in the United States through impact sourcing. And impact sourcing is? It’s “going into a community that lacks financial opportunity and some kinds of...

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