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In any business, strong leaders are necessary for success. Leaders rise above the crowd and push through difficult times. There is no better way to ensure you are ready for future success than by applying to participate in Leadership Mississippi, the second-oldest leadership program in the nation!

MEC's Leadership Mississippi program has been developing, strengthening and connecting emerging leaders in and around Mississippi for more than 40 years.

Leadership Mississippi participants travel across the state, meeting with local and state officials who deal with the issues that influence the growth and future of Mississippi. Class members are exposed to multiple communities and cultures, create an exclusive bond of fellowship and networking along the way.

Since its inception in 1974, Leadership Mississippi has graduated more than 1,100 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics. Mississippi's top business executives, community leaders, and even a former Governor have participated in Leadership Mississippi as a way to expand their networks and possibilities for future success.

If YOU are a corporate level leader, executive, community leader, or someone who is a new-to-Mississippi leader and are interested in learning more about Mississippi and the issues that impact our state, please consider applying!

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American Gaming Association Hosts Round Table about Gaming Industry’s Impact in MS

2017 Marks 25th Anniversary of Gaming in Mississippi

Participating in the roundtable discussion were Jonathan Jones of Harrah's Gulf Coast, Duncan McKenzie of IP Casino Resort Spa, Richard Bennett of the Gaming Committee, Larry Gregory of the MS Gaming and Hospitality Association, Marcus Glover of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and Wade Howk of Boomtown Casino.

The American Gaming Association recently joined with leaders from the gaming industry and business community of the Mississippi Gulf Coast at the IP Casino Resort Spa to highlight the impact of the industry on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Crossroads Industrial Park Certified AT&T Fiber Ready

Participating in the certification were (from left) Mayor Jerry Flowers; Mayo Flynt, President, AT&T Mississippi; and Supervisor Keith McGee.

As part…

The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute Launches Affiliation with Cleveland Clinic

Partnership Includes William Carey University & MS Gulf Coast Community College

The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute (NDORI) recently…

Eupora Industrial Park Certified AT&T Fiber Ready

From Left - Lara Bowman, Executive Director of the Enterprise of Mississippi; Mayo Flynt, President, AT&T Mississippi; Dan Burchfield, Mayor, City of…

MEC's Kelly Boutwell Graduates from Institute of Organization Management

MEC is pleased to announce that Kelly Boutwell, IOM, Director of Member Involvement of the Mississippi Economic Council, has graduated from the…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Announces Jim McIngvale as Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that Jim McIngvale has been named director of communications and public affairs at the company’s…

Atmos Energy Invests $25,000 in Tupelo Salvation Army

(From Left): Linda Waters, Atmos Energy; Debrah Pender, Atmos Energy; Jeff Taylor, Atmos Energy; Matthew Dillard, Atmos Energy; David Gates,…

Entergy Charitable Foundation Grants $46,600 to State Organizations

K-12 public school students in rural districts will benefit from one of the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s grants for the first half of 2016. The…

Lt. Gov. Reeves and Speaker Gunn Announce Effort to Move Toward Comprehensive Budget and Tax Reform

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Gov. Phil Bryant recently outlined their shared goal of taking a critical examination of…

Aerojet Rocketdyne Announces Expansion at NASA’s Stennis Space Center

(L-R) Glenn McCullough, Jr., Mississippi Development Authority; Senator Roger Wicker, U.S. Senator; Senator Thad Cochran, U.S. Senator; John…

Adjutant General Collins of Mississippi Announces Retirement; Brigadier General Boyles Named as Replacement

CollinsMaj. Gen. Augustus L. (Leon) Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, has announced his retirement from the Mississippi National Guard,…

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