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Gov. Phil Bryant, Mississippi Economic Council and Mississippi Public Universities Launch Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge


Gov. Phil Bryant (right), Blake Wilson, President & CEO of MEC, Robin Robinson, Director of Organization Development and Corporate Communication at Sanderson Farms, Inc. and Hank Bounds, Commissioner of Higher Education (speaking) announce the Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge.

Students from Mississippi Public Universities will have the opportunity to do well by doing good as they develop business plans to tackle some of Mississippi’s most pressing problems and help reach the goals established by Blueprint Mississippi. The Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge was announced by Governor Phil Bryant, Mississippi Economic Council President and CEO Blake A. Wilson and Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank M. Bounds at a press conference held recently in Jackson.

Chevron Celebrates Completion of Base Oil Project in Pascagoula

Gov. Phil Bryant (second from left) stands with US Rep. Steven Palazzo (right), Chevron Lubricant President Colleen Cervantes, Jackson County Board of Supervisors President Troy Ross and Refinery Operations Manager Joe Robison at the celebration.

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Chevron Corporation recently celebrated the completion of the Pascagoula Base Oil Project in Pascagoula. The company invested $1.4 billion in the project, which is creating more than 30 permanent positions.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Christens Fifth National Security Cutter, James

Charlene James Benoit, great-great niece of Capt. Joshua James, smashes a bottle across the bow of the Ingalls-built National Security Cutter…

Speaker Philip Gunn to Host Third Mississippi Solutions—an Ideas Tour

For the third year in a row, Speaker of the House Philip Gunn will host a series of non-partisan town hall meetings around Mississippi for his MS…

Sanderson Farms Championship Expands Support of Children's Hospital

This year, the Sanderson Farms Championship will have a new home - the Country Club of Jackson, a new date - Nov. 3-9, and a renewed focus -…

Leadership Elected for Boards of Public Education Forum, M.B. Swayze Foundation

The Mississippi Economic Council has announced officers for the Public Education Forum of Mississippi and M.B. Swayze Foundation for 2014-15.

Ingalls Shipbuilding Donates $53,640 to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Transitions Academy

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, left, and Dr. Mary S. Graham, President of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College hold the check…

MEC's Regional Round-Ups Coming This Fall

Sharpening our competitive edge… It is what we must continue to do for Mississippi to grow and prosper. One of the proven methods for accomplishing…

VT Halter Marine Launches Largest Vessel Ever Built

MV Marjorie C VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc., launched MV Marjorie C, a Container and Roll-on/Roll-off…

Leadership Mississippi Now Accepting Applications for Class of 2015

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Entergy Foundation Awards $129,500 to Support Local Community Projects

More than 18 local nonprofit organizations will help improve the quality of life in the Magnolia State thanks to recent grant awards from the…

Chris Bagley Named BancorpSouth President and COO

BagleyThe Board of Directors of BancorpSouth, Inc. has selected Chris A. Bagley as the next President and Chief Operating Officer of BancorpSouth…

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