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Nissan's Economic Impact in Mississippi Continues to Show Strong Growth


Move Mississippi Forward Releases Report Showing Nissan's $2.9 Billion Impact on State's GDP

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Move Mississippi Forward recently held a press conference to discuss the economic impact of Nissan over the past three years.

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Nissan North America’s Canton Manufacturing Facility continues to have a significant economic impact in Mississippi according to a research study conducted by the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) at Mississippi State University.

Nissan, which opened in 2003, currently employs more than 6,000 Mississippians and creates an additional 2.9 jobs for every job at Nissan. The NSPARC research shows approximately 25,000 direct and indirect jobs have been created throughout Mississippi as a result of Nissan.

MEC Elects Robin Robinson 2016-2017 Chair

Robin Robinson, Director of Organization Development and Corporate Communication at Sanderson Farms, Inc., has been elected as the 2016-2017 Mississippi Economic Council Chair.

William Yates III, President and CEO of W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, was elected as 2017-2018 Chair.

Robinson began her career at Sanderson Farms in 1978 at Laurel Processing as cost accountant after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting. In 1981, she was promoted to chief accountant at Laurel processing. In 1986, she was promoted to chief internal auditor with responsibilities for auditing all aspects of the organization. Robinson served as manager of organization development from 1995-1997, manager of human resources, 1998–1999. In 2000 she was named to her current position of director of organization development and corporate communication. As director, her responsibilities include training, trainee and internship programs and corporate recruitment.

MEC’s Scott Waller, IOM, Appointed to National Board of Trustees of Institute for Organizational Management

WallerScott Waller, IOM, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of the Mississippi Economic Council, was recently appointed to the…

AT&T Invests More Than $875 Million Over 3 -Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Mississippi

AT&T has invested more than $875 million in its Mississippi wireless and wired networks during 2013 -2015. These investments drive a wide range of…

Telemedicine Centers Expanding in Mississippi

Leaders from Mississippi’s Telehealth One, Fred’s Inc. and Merit Health joined Governor Phil Bryant recently in announcing an expansion of…

MEC Annual Meeting Draws More than 2,100 Leaders and Students

Over 2,100 statewide elected officials, business & community leaders and students gathered on Thursday, April 28 for MEC PowerPlay - The 67th Annual…

Keel Authenticated For Destroyer Delbert D. Black (DDG 119)

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias presents a ceremonial keel plate to Ima Black, the sponsor of her husband’s namesake ship, Delbert D.…

STAR Students & STAR Teachers Honored at 2016 Education Celebration

20th Anniversary of Kelly Gene Cook Foundation Highlights Over $1.3 million
Given in Scholarships Since Inception

Marina Z. Joel, a Jackson…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers John P. Murtha (LPD26) to U.S. Navy

Huntington Ingalls Industries recently delivered the company’s 10th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock, John P. Murtha (LPD 26), to the…

Entergy Mississippi Dedicates Hinds Solar Site

Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley Fisackerly (second from right) flips the ceremonial switch dedicating the solar site. Joining him are…

AT&T Contributes $250,000 to 2 Mississippi Museums Project

AT&T has made a $250,000 contribution to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History for the 2 Mississippi Museums project. The gift will…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Begins Fabrication of Destroyer Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121)

Cmdr. Dave Murray, production officer for the U.S. Navy’s DDG 51 program, presses the button to start fabrication of the Ingalls-built destroyer…

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