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Nissan Announces $250,000 Donation to Six Local Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Nissan donation HBCU

Nissan recently announced the donation of $250,000 to six local Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to promote STEM initiatives at each school to inspire and develop talent. U.S. Representative Bennie Thompson (D-MS) and Nissan executives will present representatives from Alcorn State University, Coahoma Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Rust College and Tougaloo College with resources to support their programs.

Workforce, Transportation Key Issues at MEC Regional Round-Ups

MEC will travel to communities throughout the state, discussing opportunities for those communities and regions to help grow Mississippi’s economic competitiveness. During the Regional Round-Up meetings, which are sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, MEC will focus on how the 9 regions across the state can work together to build on their strengths and how each region is vital in helping Mississippi grow and prosper.

Atmos Energy Donates $50,000 to Facilities Showcasing Mississippi Artists

$25,000 each to GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center

David Gates, President, Mississippi Division of Atmos Energy,…

MEC Holds Final Legislative Scrambler on Economic Development

Amy Tate, Government Relations Manager at TVA, Rep. Donnie Bell, Sen. Joe Fillingane and Rep. Jeff Smith at MEC's final Legislative Scrambler.


GodwinGroup’s Philip Shirley Bestowed AAF’s Silver Medal

The American Advertising Federation Jackson recently honored GodwinGroup Chairman and CEO Philip Shirley by bestowing him with the Silver Medal…

Mississippi Valley State University Wins Inaugural Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge

Governor Phil Bryant (third from left) presents the first place award to the Mississippi Valley
State University team at the inaugural Blueprint…

Planned Technology Center to Revitalize Jackson Commercial Area, Build New Home for Telehealth

A Baton Rouge, La. based data company has set its sights on Jackson, announcing recently it will build a technology center that, in part, will house…

IHL Board of Trustees Appoints Borsig as Commissioner of Higher Education


The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning appointed Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig as Commissioner of…

Smith Named Mississippi Business Journal's Businesswoman of the Year; MEC's Northington Named in Top 10

Rosemary Smith was named the 2015 Mississippi Business Journal Businesswoman of the Year recently in front of a crowd of nearly 500 at the Hilton…

Lt. Gov. Reeves Announces Plan to Eliminate Franchise Tax, A Long-Held MEC Position

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves unveiled his Taxpayer Pay Raise Act of 2015 Tuesday, and a key component of the plan is to phase out the Franchise tax. MEC has…

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