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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 strengthens and how each region is vital in helping Mississippi grow and prosper.

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 $300,000 corporate investment and will create 26 new jobs, bringing the total number employed by the company to 50.

Columbia Parachute Company currently leases space in the Pioneer Aerospace facility in Columbia. The expansion requires the company to relocate into an independent facility. As a result, Columbia Parachute Company will occupy 11,000 square feet of an existing facility in the Marion County BusinessPlex, which was formerly the Columbia Training School campus.

“I appreciate Columbia Parachute Company for choosing to expand in Marion County and creating these new jobs for the area’s workforce,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “When our existing companies grow, it demonstrates to the world that great things are happening here and Mississippi is open for business. I wish the company many more years of success in Columbia and look forward to watching their continued growth.”

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…

United Nations Climate Official Visits Kemper Facility

Jukka Uosukainen, Director of the climate Technology Centre and Network for the United Nations (left),Joe Miller, Project Manager Kemper Project…

Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Expanding, Creating 900 Jobs in Olive Branch

Gov. Phil Bryant and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. announced recently the company is expanding operations at its 2 million-square-foot distribution center in…

Tech Master Graduates Honored at Governor's Energy Summit

MEC's Tech Master Grads were recognized at the 2014 Governor's Energy Summit. Featured are Brighton Roskelley of Ridgeland High School (left), John…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Delivers National Security Cutter Hamilton to U.S. Coast Guard

Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias (right) presents a ceremonial key to the National Security Cutter Hamilton (WMSL 753) to Rear Adm. Bruce…

Schloegel Honored With MGA Geographic Visionary Award

George Schloegel (center), stands with Carl Chaney, President & CEO of Whitney Bank (left) and John Hairston, CEO of Hancock Bank after being awarded…

Entergy Named a National Leader in Economic Development for Seventh Consecutive Year

Entergy Corporation has been named one of the nation’s Top 10 utilities in economic development by Site Selection magazine for its 2013 efforts to…

2014 Southern Automotive Conference Set for October 8-10 in Birmingham

On October8-10, senior executives from OEMs from across the southeast will showcase their plants’ latest developments. Governor Phil Bryant will…

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