Our Cities Are Telling Us Stories…

One evening, you and your significant other decide to try a new restaurant in a trendy Jackson neighborhood before heading to a performance at Thalia Mara Hall. As you make your way through the pothole-ridden streets of Jackson, you hit a particularly bad pothole completely throwing off your alignment. Nonetheless, you continue towards the restaurant [...]
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Be The Change Jackson

Jackson is no different than many other capital cities that fell victim to the rampant suburbanization of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. We are living in a time of extreme financial strain and have been dealing with a declining tax base for years. We have lost jobs due to the internationalization of manufacturing. Our grossly [...]
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Incubating Craft Beer

  A North Carolina mill that produced Confederate uniforms during the Civil War will soon be converted into a craft brewery incubator. Constructed in 1817, Rocky Mount Mills operated until 1996. After various ownership changes and remaining largely unused since 2007, developers have proposed the idea of using the abandoned mill to house a craft [...]
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Craft Brewers See Production Increase

The Brewers Association released a report saying American craft beer production volume during the first half of 2014 rose 18 percent from last year’s numbers. The following is from the Brewers Association press release. Small and independent craft brewers enjoyed continued growth in the first half of 2014, according to new mid-year data released by [...]
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Craft Beer Work Group

Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a legislative work group to formulate ideas to help the craft brewing industry in the State of New York. This group, composed of leaders from the industry, academia, and the public sector will craft solutions (pun intended) in order to aid in the expansion and development of the craft brewing [...]
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Craft Brewers Increase Market Share

Before exploring the shift in the beer market and the growth of the craft beer segment, it might be helpful to have a better understanding of the definition of craft beer. The Brewers Association defines United States craft breweries as small – producing under 6 million barrels a year – and independently owned – no [...]
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The Capacity to Endure

Here is an article I wrote that was recently published in Innovate Mississippi’s Summer issue of Pointe Innovation magazine. http://innovatems.uberflip.com/i/344393/10    

Craft Beer Big Business for States

In June, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed into law the Stone Bill, a bill that lifts the restrictions on smaller craft breweries and makes key changes to the license regulations in South Carolina. The Stone Bill was largely conceived so that South Carolina could compete in the site selection process for the East Coast [...]
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3,000 Community Based Breweries

According to Bart Watson, chief economist for the Brewers Association, there are now more than 3,000 breweries in the United States. Through the end of June 2014, the Brewers Association counted 3,040 breweries, which marks the first time the United States has crossed the 3,000-brewery threshold since the 1870s. Watson, who announced the statistics on [...]
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MDAH Announces New Round of Grants for Historic Buildings

Originally posted on Preservation in Mississippi:
From the MDAH website: $2.1 Million Available in Preservation Grants – posted July 01, 2014 A popular grant program for preservation projects has received additional funding. The 2014 Mississippi legislature allocated $2.1 million for competitive grants in the tenth round of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant Program, which helps preserve,…

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