After a public hearing yielded no opposition, the Jackson board of aldermen granted Link Electronics a special-use permit for its operation of a small assembly business near uptown Jackson at Monday night’s meeting. Link Electronics has designed and produced electronic components for media broadcasting since 1989 and moved to Jackson from Cape Girardeau earlier this year. Vice president of operations Jim Timberlake said Link Electronics has been operating out of the current location under provisional authorization since February. Because the area around its new address on North High street is a designated C-2 general commercial district, and Link Electronics is a manufacturer, it needed the special-use permit to continue doing business. Timberlake said the eight-person business would be described more accurately as assemblers than manufacturers. Timberlake said the special permit requirement was needed just to be on the safe side, since nobody in the past few months has expressed anything that would suggest Link Electronics was a disturbance of any kind.