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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 one of the University of Mississippi Medical Center's fastest growing services-telehealth.

UMMC has entered into a lease agreement with Venyu Solutions, LLC, which will construct a stand-alone, 16,000-square-foot facility to accommodate the increase in the services UMMC's Center for Telehealth provides to hospitals, clinics, corporations and patients across the state. The lease will begin on or around July 1, 2016.

The Venyu Technology Center will be constructed at the site of the former McRae's department store on the corner of Meadowbrook Road and State Street in the Fondren neighborhood. In addition to the new building, existing structures such as the former McRae's building will be renovated to host a data center for Venyu, with plans for other businesses in the future.

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.

Legislative Scrambler Focusing on Energy Set for March 4

The Mississippi Economic Council will host its Legislative Scrambler focusing on Energy on Wednesday, March 4 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The…

Plan to Create $50 Million Workforce Training Fund Advances; MEC Members Respond

Symbolic Ribbon of Red Tape Taller than Capitol Dome

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The Mississippi Legislature on Tuesday…

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…

2015 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented By C Spire Set for March 23-29

The 2015 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Presented by C Spire will take place March 23-29 at Fallen Oak in Biloxi. This will be the sixth year that…

Click Here to Listen to MEC Conference Call with Gov. Phil Bryant on Workforce Development Training Funding

On January 30, MEC hosted a conference call featuring Gov. Phil Bryant, highlighting the importance of creating a $50 million Strategic Workforce…

Over 75 Gather to Discuss Transportation at Second Legislative Scrambler

Over 75 attended MEC's second Legislative Scrambler of 2015 focusing on transportation on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the Mississippi Museum of Art.…

Golden Moon Hotel & Casino Opens as Part of $70M Renovation at Pearl River Resort

Pearl River Resort, the Southeast’s premier entertainment and gaming enterprise, recently held a grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration for the…

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