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MEC's Regional Round-Up Will Travel to 28 Cities in Mississippi

Highlighting the strengths of Regions throughout Mississippi is the goal of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Regional Round-Up meetings, which are set to kick off Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit.

Over the next few months, MEC will travel to approximately 30 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.

Entergy Announces New Transmission Operations Center in Capital City

New centralized location represents $23-million investment, houses up to 70 employees.

Entergy is breaking ground on a new $23-million Transmission Operations Center in Jackson that will be one of two twin centers in the corporation’s four-state service area. The 24,775-square-foot building will be a “nerve center” where employees monitor the status of the transmission system, coordinate line outages for maintenance or repair and remotely operate switches and breakers at substations.

FNC Breaks Ground on New Headquarters in Oxford

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from mortgage technology firm FNC Inc. broke ground recently at the site of the company’s new headquarters complex in…

Atmos Energy Opens Grenada Facility

Atmos Energy began a new chapter in Grenada recently as it cut the ribbon on its new office on Sunset Drive. While the location has changed,…

Mission Mississippi Holds Annual Racial Reconciliation Celebration Banquet

Attending the banquet were (from left to right) Major General Augustus Collins, Adjutant General, Mississippi National Guard; Rev. Duncan M. Gray,…

Nissan Rolls Out First Nissan Murano at Canton Plant

Nissan's Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has gone global as the company rolled the first all-new 2015 Nissan Murano off the line Nov. 5, marking the…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Authenticates Keel on National Security Cutter Munro

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division today authenticated the keel of the sixth U.S. Coast Guard National Security Cutter,…

More Than 1,800 Attend MEC's Hobnob Mississippi 2014

More than 1,800 business leaders and elected officials from across the state attended MEC's 13th Annual Hobnob Mississippi, held on Wednesday,…

Columbia Parachute Company Expanding Operations in Columbia

Officials from Columbia Parachute Company announce recently the company is expanding its operations in Columbia, Miss. The project represents a…

Calbee North America Locates in Senatobia

Snack food manufacturer Calbee North America announce the company has located operations in the former BMW distribution facility in Senatobia, Miss.,…

ROXUL Inc. Celebrates Grand Opening of First U.S. Facility in Byhalia

Present at the grand opening in Byhalia were Ronnie Joe Bennett, Marshall County Board of Supervisors (left), Governor Phil Bryant, U.S. Senator…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Authenticates the Keel on Aegis Destroyer Ralph Johnson (DDG 114)

With Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias (right) observing, shipfitter Bob Boegner (left) and Ship Sponsor Georgeann McRaven delcare the…

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