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Clarksdale hosts MDA visit

September 9, 2020 - It’s one thing to tell people about the Delta’s Rising Star, it’s another thing for them to come to Clarksdale and see it for themselves. John Rounsaville, newly appointed Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority, visited Clarksdale last week, stopping by several new...

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Silicon Valley Partnership Pioneers RPA Center of Excellence in Delta

April 6, 2020 - The Economic Development Authority of Coahoma County has announced the opening of the first RPA Center of Excellence (CoE) in Mississippi. The Center is dedicated to bringing more than 200 jobs to the region by retraining and upskilling workers through a partnership with Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process...

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PeopleShores Partnership

March 4, 2020 - PeopleShores of Clarksdale took two big steps Friday on its journey to bring the Silicon Valley to the Mississippi Delta. PeopleShores announced the opening of its new Robotic Process Automation Center for Excellence in collaboration with Automation Anywhere and that one of their first clients will be Mississippi’s...

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Clarksdale Welcomes Automation Anywhere

March 4, 2020 - The ribbon has been snipped, the speeches made and this newspaper wants to formally welcome Automation Anywhere to this community. Based out of San Jose in California, Automation Anywhere is a high-tech business management service that offers everything from robotics process automation and artificial intelligence machine learning to bots designed...

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An Opportunity for Success

March 4, 2020 - Mihir Shukla urges kids to dream big. He grew up in a town not much bigger than Clarksdale and his dream is to offer children in this community an opportunity to follow their dream and share some of the immense success he has had. Mihir Shukla, co-founder and CEO of...

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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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