MEDC Recap: Craft Beer

The Mississippi Economic Development Council hosted its 2015 Summer Conference July 9th at the Beau Rivage Resort in Biloxi. This years conference, “Mississippi’s Modern Economy, Trending Now: Non-Traditional Growth” was somewhat of a departure from more traditional economic development conferences that seem to focus on large scale manufacturing recruitment. This year’s conference focused, in part, […]
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WeWork’s Adam Neumann On The Importance Of Community, Which Helped Build A $5 Billion Business

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
[tc_aol_on code=”518807071″] WeWork co-founder Adam Neumann said the word “community” at least a dozen times onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. It’s a mantra of the company that he kept hammering away over and over and over — and, unsurprisingly, that part of WeWork’s massive network of co-working spaces seems to be one of…

Alcohol Startups Are Brewing Up VC Cash

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s Note: Christine Magee is an editor for CrunchBase. A new startup movement brewing in the booze biz has VCs backing liquor delivery services, robotic bartenders, and smartphone breathalyzers — and they’re showing no sign of turning off the tap. Last year, startups in the alcohol industry raised $100 million in funding across 43 venture rounds. This is petty cash compared…

The Next Hot Trend in Economic Development: Craft Beer

  The Brewers Association, a trade association representing small and independent American craft brewers, recently released the 2014 data on the United States craft beer industry. For the first-time ever, the craft segment reached double-digit volume share of the marketplace, 11% to be exact. Based upon the 2014 data, craft brewers produced 22.2 million barrels […]
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Mentors Are The Secret Weapons Of Successful Startups

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s note: Rhett Morris is the director of Endeavor Insight, the research arm of Endeavor, a nonprofit that supports high-impact entrepreneurs across the world. “I’ve probably revised this investor pitch deck 200 times,” a founder told me recently. She’d met with more than 50 potential investors before closing a seed round last month.…

Craft brewers now produce 1 out of every 10 beers sold

Originally posted on Fortune:
American craft brewers now produce about one out of every 10 beers sold in the United States, according to new data from the Brewers Association, an industry trade group. Craft brewers produced 22.2 million barrels last year, according to the group — an increase of 18% in terms of volume. Small…

Mississippi Takes Lead in Crowdfunding

A new method for small businesses to raise start-up capital through the internet will soon be available in Mississippi, despite federal inaction by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). “Crowdfunding is proven way to raise funds to start or expand a small business through the internet, typically through small individual contributions from a large number […]
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MissPres News Roundup 3-2-2015

Originally posted on Preservation in Mississippi:
Lots of news in the last two weeks, so let’s go. Cooley Building (J.M. Stone Cotton Mill). Photo taken on March 17, 2010 by Jennifer Baughn, downloaded from MDAH Historic Resources Database In Starkville, the0$55 million conversion of the Cooley Building, the old John M. Stone textile mill, into a convention, hotel, and…

Storytelling In The Digital Media Age

Originally posted on TechCrunch:
Editor’s note: Dr. Carl Marci is co-founder, chairman of the board, and chief science officer of Innerscope Research and the former Director of Social Neuroscience for the Psychotherapy Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is a former Visiting Lecturer at…

A Much Needed Shot in the Arm for Craft Breweries

Most people are shocked when they learn that the most costly ingredient that goes into the manufacturing of beer is taxes. Federal, state and local taxes, on average, make up more than 40 percent of the cost of beer purchased in the United States. Currently, the federal government levies an excise tax of $7 per […]
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