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Nearly 1,500 Attend 15th Annual Hobnob Mississippi at the Mississippi Coliseum

IMG 4868 Nearly 1,500 leaders from across Mississippi converged on the Mississippi Coliseum last Thursday, October 26, for MEC's 15th Annual Hobnob Mississippi. At this year's edition of Hobnob, attendees heard from statewide elected officials on important topics relating to Mississippi and the upcoming presidential election. Attendees also heard from a special Red & Blue Mississippi Panel regarding the upcoming presidential showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

NSPARC Summit Showcases Mississippi as Leader in Putting Data to Use

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, MSU President Mark E. Keenum, NSPARC Executive Director Domenico “Mimmo” Parisi, and Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn pose for a picture following Reeves’ keynote speech at the inaugural ‘Mississippi – A Data Driven State’ summit, held at Mississippi State University.

Leaders in state government, education, and economic development recently gathered to showcase the importance of reliable data during the inaugural ‘Mississippi – A Data Driven State’ summit, held Sept. 23 at Mississippi State University.

“It is imperative that we continue to get the best data possible” Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said during the summit’s keynote address at The Mill at MSU. “We can only make the best decisions possible to make Mississippi a better place if we are getting the best information.”

The summit, hosted by Mississippi State’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, featured sessions on the value of data in education, workforce training, economic development and legislative policy decisions. The summit’s goal is educating stakeholders and decision makers about different data sources available in the state.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Announces Kimberly Nastasi as Director of Communications

KimberlyNastasi thmbHuntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced recently that Kimberly Nastasi has been named director of communications. She…

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

2017 Marks 25th Anniversary of Gaming in Mississippi

mga roundtable 2016Participating in the roundtable discussion were Jonathan Jones of Harrah's Gulf Coast, Duncan…

Crossroads Industrial Park Certified AT&T Fiber Ready

Winona ATT Fiber Ready 8.16.16Participating in the certification were (from left) Mayor Jerry Flowers; Mayo Flynt, President, AT&T Mississippi; and Supervisor Keith McGee.

As part…

Eupora Industrial Park Certified AT&T Fiber Ready

att Eupora Fiber Ready 8.16.16From Left - Lara Bowman, Executive Director of the Enterprise of Mississippi; Mayo Flynt, President, AT&T Mississippi; Dan Burchfield, Mayor, City of…

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

Partnership Includes William Carey University & MS Gulf Coast Community College

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

MEC's Kelly Boutwell Graduates from Institute of Organization Management

kelly b new headshotMEC 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

mcingvale photoHuntington 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

atmos donation 7 25 16(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

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

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