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Nearly 2,500 Attend MEC's 22-City Statewide Mississippi Connection Tour

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Transportation infrastructure is vital to Mississippi’s economy according to 98% of attendees who were surveyed during MEC's 22-City Mississippi Connection Tour.

  • 90% said transportation is very important
  • 45% said that Mississippi's roads and bridges are not acceptably maintained, while another 27% classified them as poorly maintained
  • 89% support a plan that included a reasonable tax and fee increase that was to be spent ONLY on fixing and improving Mississippi's roads and bridges, with 59% strongly supporting
  • 35.76% of statewide attendees voted that the Number One thing needed for improving and creating a robust economy was improving infrastructure.

Nearly 2,500 business and community leaders, elected officials, and students attended MEC's Mississippi Connection Tour, held across 22 cities throughout the state. In each city, attendees had the opportunity to give their opinions via electronic voting on transportation infrastructure, economic development, Mississippi's workforce, healthy living, and more.

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There was no cost to attend MEC's Mississippi Connection Tour thanks to a generous sponsorship from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi.

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MEC's Mississippi Connection Tour Full Schedule

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Panola County - Tuesday, October 11, 2016 
Panola Country Club - 225 Country Club Road, Batesville, MS 38606 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Bolivar County - Wednesday, October 12, 2016 
Cleveland Country Club - 601 Fayette Davis Ave, Cleveland, MS 38732 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Washington County - Thursday, October 13, 2016 
Greenville Golf and Country Club - 2476 Highway 1 South, Greenville, MS 38701 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Jasper County - Monday, October 17, 2016
Jones County Junior College-Jasper County Center - 3209 Highway 15, Bay Springs, MS 39422 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Neshoba County - Wednesday, October 19, 2016 
Train Depot 256 West Beacon Street, Philadelphia, MS 39350 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Hinds County - Thursday, October 20, 2016
Mississippi College-B. C. Rogers Student Center (Anderson Hall) - 200 S. Capitol Street, Clinton, MS 39058 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Lee County - Friday, October 28, 2016 
The Summit Center - 852 N. Gloster St., Tupelo, MS 38804 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Rankin County - Tuesday, November 01, 2016 
Table 100 100 Ridge Way, Flowood, MS 39232 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Jackson County - Thursday, November 03, 2016 
Grand Magnolia Ballroom - 3604 Magnolia St., Pascagoula, MS 39567 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Forrest County - Friday, November 04, 2016 
Southern Oaks House and Gardens - 1246 Richburg Rd, Hattiesburg, MS 39402 - 7:00am-8:30am
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Jones County - Tuesday, November 08, 2016
Laurel Country Club - 2011 Highway 84 West, Laurel, MS 39440 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Pike County - Wednesday, November 09, 2016 
Southwest Mississippi Community College Workforce Training Center - 1146 Horace Holmes Drive, Summit, MS 39666 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Harrison County - Thursday, November 10, 2016 
Great Southern Club - 2510 14th Street, Gulfport, MS 39501 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Covington County - Monday, November 14, 2016 
Morgan's on Main - 305 Main Street, Collins, MS 39428 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Lauderdale County - Tuesday, November 15, 2016
MSU Riley Center - 2200 5th Street, Meridian, MS 39301 - 7:30-9:00am
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Grenada County - Monday, November 28, 2016 
Regions Bank-Corporate Office - 2000 Gateway Drive, Grenada, MS - 11:30-1:00pm
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Golden Triangle Area - Tuesday, November 29, 2016 
East MS Community College-Golden Triangle Campus (Lyceum) - 8731 South Frontage Road, Mayhew, MS 39753 - 11:30-1:00pm
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DeSoto County - Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The Gale Center - 2601 Elm Street, Hernando, MS 38632 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Union County - Wednesday, December 07, 2016
First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center - 207 E. Bankhead, New Albany, MS 38652 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Alcorn County - Thursday, December 08, 2016
The Franklin Courtyard - 201 Franklin Street, Corinth, MS 38834 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Hancock County - Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Bay-Waveland Yacht Club - #1 Yacht Club Drive, Bay St. Louis, MS 39520 - 11:30-1:00pm
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Madison County - Thursday, January 19, 2017 
Embassy Suites - 200 Township Ave., Ridgeland, MS 39157 - 11:30-1:00pm
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