The Gautier, Miss., City Council unanimously approved a $20 million tax-increment financing bond proposal to redevelop the Singing River Mall into an open-air center anchored by a new Wal-Mart store. The council also amended its sign ordinance to allow the project to include larger and taller signs.
TouchSystems has launched a new entry-level, large-format display incorporating a 32-inch screen from NEC. "Our new V 32 is a cost-effective solution that is best suited for someone using digital signage for the first time. The display's feature set makes that first-time experience more enjoyable and less frustrating and stress-laden," TouchSystems President Carol Nordin said.
Economic growth and hiring might slow somewhat heading into spring, but it's not likely that companies will repeat the pattern of the past three years, when employers hired aggressively in the February-through-April period only to pull back when things slowed down in the summer months, economists say.
"What's different about this year is that we are seeing some fundamental improvement," said Jacob Oubina, senior economist at RBC Capital Markets.
LED digital signage maker NanoLumens provided the technology to power a 5.5-foot-tall by 13-foot-wide digital sculpture at the Indianapolis headquarters of a Fortune 500 company. "We are standing on the threshold of an entirely new era of interior design, and visual displays are at the center of these designs," design consultant Bill Schuerman said.