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Leadership Mississippi Completes Columbus Session

The Leadership Mississippi Class of 2018 recently completed its fifth session in Columbus.

In Columbus, the class learned about economic development in the area, as well as the impacts of the Columbus Air Force Base, the Mississippi University for Women, and other companies like PACCAR.

Special Thanks to Our Columbus Sponsors!

Class of 2018 Holds Gaming Session in Tunica

Gaming, Tunica Economy Focus of Session

The Leadership Mississippi Class of 2018 recently held it's fourth session in Tunica.

The session focused on the Gaming industry, and featured a panel of local gaming representatives, as well as stops at historic Tunica locations.

Special Thanks to Our Tunica Sponsors!


Leadership Mississippi is an annual program of the Mississippi Economic Council conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Participants, selected by a committee of MEC’s Leadership Mississippi Alumni, work together in a training program that combines individual study, group sessions and project experience in using leadership skills. Leadership Mississippi is endowed through a generous contribution by the late J.C. and Annie Redd. J.C. Redd was Chairman of the Mississippi Economic Council in 1973-74 when the program began.

Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation. Since its inception in 1974, Leadership Mississippi has graduated more than 1,300 alumni active in Mississippi business and politics.  Mississippi's top business executives, community leaders, and elected officials have participated in Leadership Mississippi as a way to expand their networks and possibilities for future success.