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More Than 2,000 Celebrate Mississippi's Creative Economy at 65th MEC Annual Meeting

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More than 2,000 business leaders joined MEC to "Celebrate Mssissippi's Creative Economy" during the 65th MEC Annual Meeting on April 10 at the Jackson Convention Complex.  

Gov. Bryant Signs Teacher Pay Raise Into Law

Gov. Phil Bryant (center) signed into law the first pay raise for all Mississippi teachers since 2007.

Gov. Phil Bryant today signed a pay raise for all Mississippi public school teachers into law. The raise is separate from local supplements that some districts offer and separate from stipends teachers can earn for certifications like National Board Certification. This is the first pay raise for all for all Mississippi teachers passed since 2007.

SpaceX Cuts Ribbon on Rocket Engine Testing Program at Stennis Space Center

Participants in the ribbon-cutting ceremony were (from left) Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, SpaceX President and Chief…

Gov. Bryant Signs MS Taxpayer Fairness Act into Law at MEC Annual Meeting

The Mississippi Taxpayer Fairness Act, an MEC priority issue, was signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant following the luncheon at MEC’s Annual Meeting…

Columbus Air Force Base Hosts "Wings Over Columbus" Air Show and Open House

Taking part in the community reception at Wings Over Columbus 2014 were (from Left) Earl Walker of Airbus Helicopters, Wing Commander Jim Sear of…

More Than 80 Attend MEC Legislative Scrambler Focusing on Energy

Attending the Legislative Scrambler on Energy were Rep. Gary Staples, Sen. Terry Burton, Joe Sims of Cornerstone Government Affairs and Patrick…

Anderson Named CEO of Baptist Health Systems

AndersonChris Anderson, FACHE, CPA, has joined Baptist Health Systems as Chief Executive Officer. For the past 16 years, Anderson has served as the…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded $602 Million Destroyer Contract

USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110), the last guided-missile destroyer delivered by Ingalls Shipbuilding, completed a deployment to the U.S. 5th, 6th…

MEC Blueprint Mississippi Pathway to Progress Tour Participants See Bright Future for Mississippi

Attendees Pinpoint Focus Areas to Stimulate Future Growth

Leaders from across the state are showing great confidence in the direction Mississippi…

Anderson Awarded Tougaloo College Chairman's Award

Former MEC Chair Reuben Anderson (left) stands with Tougaloo College President Beverly Hogan, Chairman of EastGroup Properties Leland R. Speed and…

Higgins Receives Top Honor from Site Selectors Guild

Joe Max Higgins, Jr. (second from right), CEO of the Golden Triangle Development LINK, receives the Excellence in Economic Development Award from…

Thomasson Selected as 2014 Business Woman of the Year

ThomassonThomasson Company CEO Pat Thomasson has been named the Mississippi Business Journal's 2014 Businesswoman of the Year. The announcement was…

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