‘Go big or go home’: Business that started in couple’s garage uses MDA grant for much-needed expansion
For almost a quarter-century, the husband-wife team of George and Judy East have been operating East Systems, Inc., an electronic components company in East Columbus.
It’s been a pretty good partnership for the couple who grew up together in Houston, Mississippi. George is an electrical engineer while Judy is an accountant. It’s a nice combination of skills.
“I make it and she pays it,” George said.
The Mississippi Development Authority’s Hometown Mississippi Retirement program has declared June 5-9 Retirement Week in Mississippi.
At least 15 Mississippi companies are heading to the Middle East next month in the hopes of establishing new partnerships.
The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Japan and South Korea on Oct. 14-21.
Glenn McCullough will officially begin his tenure Monday as executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority.
The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of Mississippi companies on a business development trip to Central Europe on Aug. 31 through Sept. 4.
Monday was the day property taxes came due. Those who failed to meet that deadline face a 1 percent per month penalty.
A judge has appointed a receiver to watch over KiOR’s Columbus biofuel refinery, as owners and creditors seek a buyer.
The state of Mississippi has sued billionaire Vinod Khosla and others, saying they knew long ago that bankrupt biofuel firm KiOR had poor prospects for success, but misled the state into loaning the company $75 million.
KiOR financier Vinod Khosla is asking a Mississippi state court judge to name a receiver for the company’s Columbus plant.