Business News for the Mississippi Delta

Board of Trustees appoints MUW Senior Vice President as Acting President


The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named Nora Miller as Acting President of Mississippi University for Women at its meeting held March 22 in Jackson. Miller currently serves as Senior Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer at the university and will begin serving as Acting President on July 1. […]

Mule Train March Celebrates 50 Years in Quitman County


From May 10-13, Quitman County will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Mule Train March that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. planned during his fight on the war on poverty in the Mississippi Delta. In 1968, Dr. King had walked and marched down Highway 3 in Marks, Miss. to highlight social and political discontent during […]

Downtown Clarksdale’s Travelers Hotel Hoping to Open in Early 2019


There’s a new 20-room hotel coming to downtown Clarksdale, the Travelers Hotel, with a tentative opening date of early next year. Ann Williams is executive director of Coahoma Collective, which is a new non-profit operating in downtown Clarksdale and also the developer of the project. “Our mission is an arts-driven revitalization effort in downtown Clarksdale,” […]

Amtrak To Stop in Marks


The “City of New Orleans Route” passenger Amtrak service from Chicago to New Orleans hosted by Canadian National will soon be making­ daily stops in Marks. Quitman County Administrator Velma Wilson said the Amtrak route through Marks will be a regular stop for the passenger train service. “There will be an a.m. southbound train, #58, […]

The Key to Our Economy

Darrin Webb

By Darrin Webb Economics has been called the dismal science and I suppose we economists often live up to the title. For the past few years I have routinely been the bearer of bad news as I have spoken of Mississippi’s struggling economy. To be sure we have seen growth—2017 was the third consecutive year […]

David Nutt’s Reunion in Madison


A development dream By Becky Gillette • Photography by Tom Beck Reunion in Madison, arguably the most upscale, multi-faceted, planned community ever developed in Mississippi, came about almost as an accident. And, several former Delta residents now have homes in Reunion and commute to the Delta for work. Attorney David H. Nutt purchased the 2,100-acre […]