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Gov. Bryant Signs Historic Economic Development Bill

Continental Tire, Edison Chouest Offshore Bringing Combined 3,500 Jobs to Mississippi

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Governor Phil Bryant recently signed a historic economic development bill that will bring 3,500 jobs to Mississippi through two new companies.

First MEC Legislative Scrambler to be Held February 17

Burton, Snowden to Be Featured Speakers

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The Mississippi Economic Council will host its first Legislative Scrambler of 2016 on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m., and attendees will hear from Senator Terry Burton, President Pro-Tempore of the Senate and Representative Greg Snowden, Speaker Pro-Tempore of the House of Representatives.

MEC's first Legislative Scrambler is sponsored by Jones Walker LLP.

MEC Blueprint Mississippi Report Calls for $375 Million Annually to Address Mississippi’s Deteriorating Roads and Bridges

An investment of an additional $375 million annually is needed to address the most vital road and bridge needs in Mississippi at the state and local…

Sanderson Farms Championship Donates $1.109 million to Friends of Children’s Hospital

The Sanderson Farms Championship, Mississippi’s only PGA TOUR event, once again came through for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital, raising a…

Hundreds Wearing Excelerate MS Stickers Flood Capitol to Support Infrastructure Boost

MEC members made a strong showing at MEC Capital Day by wearing Excelerate Mississippi stickers, highlighting their support for increasing annual…

MEC Set to Visit 22 Cities on Pacesetter Tour

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Join MEC and local organizations in 22 cities across Mississippi on the MEC…

Donation Opportunities Available for Mississippi Tornado Victims

Last week, communities in North Mississippi were severely affected by tornadoes and severe weather.

Donation opportunities are now available to help…

Cathead Vodka Opens Distillery in Downtown Jackson

Downtown Jackson has recently become the new home of Cathead Distillery, a 20,000 square-foot building on South Farish Street behind the Jackson…

Leadership Mississippi Holds Graduation for Class of 2015

Leadership Mississippi held its annual graduation ceremonies recently for the Class of 2015 on Friday, December 4, 2015.

Fifty-two graduates were…

Nissan Canton Rolls Out 2016 Nissan Titan XD

Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and officials from Nissan gathered recently at the company’s vehicle assembly plant in Canton to launch the…

More Than 1,700 Take Part in MEC's 14th Annual Hobnob Mississippi

More than 1,700 statewide elected officials, candidates and business and community leaders attended the 14th Annual Hobnob Mississippi on October…

Anthony Wilson Named Mississippi Power President

Anthony Wilson was named president of Mississippi Power recently and on Jan. 1 he will take over the duties of chief executive officer from G. Edison…

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