Moran Printing Receives Louisiana Economic Development Lantern Award

New Markets Tax Credit recipient is honored for their economic contributions to Louisiana BATON ROUGE: Moran Printing, a commercial and digital printing facility in Baton Rouge, was awarded a Lantern Award by Louisiana Economic Development (LED) this month for their outstanding impact on the Louisiana economy. The awardees are selected based on their contributions to the betterment of their communities, growth in number of employees and expansion of their facilities.…

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BizCapital company, Alta Max, hires new COO and regional sales manager

Manufacturer hires new COO and regional sales manager NEW ORLEANS – Alta Max, a manufacturer and supplier of military and commercial packaging products, today announced the addition of a new chief operating officer and regional sales manager in the wake of recent record-breaking sales. “This is an exciting time for our company,” said Lee Vorisek, owner and chief executive officer of Alta Max. “Our company is growing, and business has…

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Keystone Awards Recognize Clay County Successes

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Businesses ranging from an older adult center in one of Clay County’s newest communities to historic renovation of older areas were among the 22 organizations honored Nov. 30 at the Keystone Awards Luncheon.

Pearl River Glass Studio: Designing a Better Creative Economy with Art Glass

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Jackson’s Midtown neighborhood is filled with aspiring artists and craftsmen who have formed a community of art enthusiasts known as the Millsaps Avenue Arts District. And it all began with Andrew Young in 1976 when he moved his art glass company, Pearl River Glass Studio Inc., from a rented garage into an 8,000-square-foot building on Millsaps Avenue.

BizCapital Recognized as Top 5 Lender in Mississippi

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The U. S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Mississippi District Office had a strong year in lending for federal fiscal year 2012 (October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012). A total of 442 loans were approved for Mississippi small businesses totaling nearly $133 Million. Nationally, SBA loan dollars reached the second largest total ever – $30.25 Billion with 53,848 loans, second only to FY 2011.

BizCapital receives SBA “Multi-State Lender of the Year” Award

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Many of SBA’s lending partners and their small business customers gathered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Clayton on May 7, 2012 for the annual Small Business Lenders Awards Luncheon, launching the 2012 Small Business Week of Eastern Missouri events.

Allocatees for newly created Maine New Markets Capital Investment Program announced; Advantage Capital awarded $41.6 million

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The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) recently announced the allocatees for the newly created Maine New Markets Capital Investment Program. “FAME is pleased by the level of interest in this new program,” stated FAME Board Chair Susan Snowden. “The expected investments should help spur economic development and job creation in Maine.”

Advantage Capital Partners Awarded $80 Million Allocation In New Markets Tax Credit Program

Private investment capital to be deployed in economically distressed communities, driving job growth  NEW ORLEANS, February 23, 2012 – Leading venture capital and small business finance firm Advantage Capital Partners has been awarded an $80 million allocation in the highly competitive federal New Markets Tax Credit program. This latest allocation brings the firm’s total awards since the program began in 2002 to $524 million. Through prior state and federal New Markets program…

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