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MEC Annual Meeting Draws More than 2,100 Leaders and Students

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Over 2,100 statewide elected officials, business & community leaders and students gathered on Thursday, April 28 for MEC PowerPlay - The 67th Annual Meeting at the Jackson Convention Complex.

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The Annual Meeting luncheon featured "Adventrepreneur" Jamie Clarke, a Mt. Everest-conquering CEO; Special Entertainment from Mississippi's-own Dorothy Moore; Special announcements from Gov. Phil Bryant and Entergy Mississippi President/CEO Haley Fisackerly and special recognition of STAR Students from around Mississippi, as well as recognition of the great devotion shown by MEC leaders.

VT Halter Marine Announces Launch of ATB Tug M/V Frederick E. Bouchard

VT Halter Marine, a company of VT Systems, recently announced the launch of the M/V Frederick E. Bouchard at its Moss Point Marine Shipyard Facility in Escatawpa. M/V Frederick E. Bouchard is the second of two 6,000hp Twin Screw Articulated (ATB) tugs constructed for Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. (Bouchard Transportation) under a two-vessel contract awarded to VT Halter Marine in August 2014.

AT&T Donates 100,000 for Governor Haley Barbour Endowment at Ole Miss

Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour (left) visits with Mayo Flynt, president of AT&T Mississippi, and UM Chancellor Dr. Jeffrey Vitter. AT&T…

Nearly 100 Participate in Final MEC Legislative Scrambler on Energy

MEC recently held its final Legislative Scrambler of 2016 on Wednesday, April 6 at the Mississippi Museum of Art.

Entergy's Support to Jobs for America’s Graduates Helps Boost Education, Economic Development

Expanding workforce training and readiness programs in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana is the purpose of a new $250,000 grant to Jobs for…

Over 120 Participate in MEC Legislative Scrambler Focusing on Economic Development

Over 120 participated in the recent MEC Legislative Scrambler focusing on economic development.

Attendees heard from Senate Finance Chair Joey…

Excelerate MS Press Conference Reveals TRIP Data - Mississippi Has 4th Highest Traffic Fatality Rate in the US

Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., Chair of the Blueprint Mississippi Transportation Infrastructure Task Force and CEO of Sanderson Farms, Inc., outlined the…

Gov. Phil Bryant Signs SB 2808, Cuts Red Tape around Workforce Training Funding

Gov. Phil Bryant signed the Mississippi Works Fund bill and cut the red tape around workforce development in our state. Special thanks to Gov.…

Gov. Phil Bryant Joins MDA Director Glenn McCullough on MEC Connect Live Stream

MEC recently hosted Governor Phil Bryant via live stream for MEC Connect: Focusing on Mississippi's Future on Thursday, March 10. Gov. Bryant and…

Plan to Phase Out Corporate Franchise Tax Included in Senate's Tax Reduction Plan

The Mississippi Senate passed a comprehensive tax reduction plan that includes phasing out the corporate franchise tax. The plan, known as the…

More Than 2,300 Leaders from Across Mississippi Attend Pacesetter Tour

More than 2,300 business and community leaders from around the state attended MEC's recently-completed Pacesetter Tour, held in 22 locations…

Nearly 130 Participate in Third MEC Scrambler on Transportation

Rick Webster, President of the MS Road Builders' Association, Sen. Willie Simmons, Rep. Charles Busby and Mike Pepper, Executive Director of the MS…

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