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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 Pacesetter Tour as we discuss Transportation, Economic Competitiveness, and the effects of a Healthy & Productive Workforce to Mississippi!

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 29, held at its new location-the Mississippi Coliseum. Attendees heard from candidates for each of the statewide offices, were entertained by comedy troupe The Capitol Steps and enjoyed a delicious luncheon bar-b-que feast provided by great Mississippi companies.

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…

Sanderson Farms Championship Secured on PGA TOUR through 2026

Sanderson Farms, Inc., title sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship since 2013, will continue to sponsor its home state's PGA TOUR tournament at…

GE Aviation Cuts Ribbon on Health & Wellness Center in Ellisville

GE Aviation recently cut the ribbon on their new health and wellness center at their plant in Ellisville.

Yokohama Opens $300 Million Commercial Tire Plant

Gov. Phil Bryant, Hikomitsu Noji, president of Yokohama Rubber Company, Ltd., and officials from Yokohama Corporation of North America gathered…

Swoope Joins MEDC as Executive Director

SwoopeThe Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) recently announced Mary McDaniel Swoope as the new executive director. MEDC is the…

Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center Celebrates Ground Breaking

Attending the groundbreaking were (Left to Right) Meridian Mayor and Leadership Mississippi Graduate Percy Bland, Rebecca Combs-Dulaney, Mississippi…

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…

Nissan Celebrates 3 Million Mississippi-built Vehicles at Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant

Nissan North America recently celebrated the production of its 3-millionth vehicle at the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant located in Canton. Employees…

Jackson State University Dedicates Percy W. Watson Lobby at Downtown Campus

JSU President Carolyn W. Meyers acknowledges state Rep. Percy W. Watson during a ceremony honoring him for his support of JSU’s Downtown…

AT&T Bringing Broadband to Nearly 133,000 Rural Homes and Businesses

AT&T is committed to widespread broadband deployment, including serving those who live and work in hard-to-reach and remote areas.

Even with the…

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