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MEC PowerPlay Draws 2,300 Leaders to Jackson Convention Complex

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UPS CEO David Abney and Coach Ken Carter, inspiration for the movie Coach Carter, drew over 2,300 statewide elected officials and business and community leaders to MEC PowerPlay, the 66th Annual Meeting, held at the Jackson Convention Complex on Thursday, April 30.

In addition to hearing from Abney and Carter, attendees got the chance to attend various morning breakout sessions focusing on sales, customer service and MEC policy.

Workforce, Transportation Key Issues at MEC Regional Round-Ups

MEC recently traveled to 27 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 were sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, MEC focused 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 Mississippi Launches State’s First Solar Pilot Project


Mississippi Public Service Commissioners Brandon Presley (left) and Lynn Posey (right) join Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and…

Raytheon Cuts Ribbon on New Facility in Forest

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems gathered recently for a ribbon cutting ceremony at the company’s new…

Nissan Announces $250,000 Donation to Six Local Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Nissan recently announced the donation of $250,000 to six local Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) to promote STEM initiatives at…

Atmos Energy Donates $50,000 to Facilities Showcasing Mississippi Artists

$25,000 each to GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi, Mississippi Arts & Entertainment Center

David Gates, President, Mississippi Division of Atmos Energy,…

MEC Holds Final Legislative Scrambler on Economic Development

Amy Tate, Government Relations Manager at TVA, Rep. Donnie Bell, Sen. Joe Fillingane and Rep. Jeff Smith at MEC's final Legislative Scrambler.


GodwinGroup’s Philip Shirley Bestowed AAF’s Silver Medal

The American Advertising Federation Jackson recently honored GodwinGroup Chairman and CEO Philip Shirley by bestowing him with the Silver Medal…

Mississippi Valley State University Wins Inaugural Blueprint Mississippi Social Business Challenge

Governor Phil Bryant (third from left) presents the first place award to the Mississippi Valley
State University team at the inaugural Blueprint…

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…

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