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Sanderson Honored at 2016 Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala

Sanderson yates innovateInnovate Mississippi recently hosted the Mississippi Innovators Hall of Fame Awards Gala on September 15 at the Country Club of Jackson.

This year, Joe F. Sanderson, Jr., chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Sanderson Farms, Inc. in Laurel, was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Legend Award. This prestigious award is presented to distinguished, exemplary and visionary leaders and innovators who have had a legendary impact on the state of Mississippi. Previous Legend Award recipients include Jim Barksdale, Dr. Robert Khayat, Ambassador John Palmer and Bill Yates.

NSPARC Summit Showcases Mississippi as Leader in Putting Data to Use

Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, MSU President Mark E. Keenum, NSPARC Executive Director Domenico “Mimmo” Parisi, and Mississippi Speaker of the House Philip Gunn pose for a picture following Reeves’ keynote speech at the inaugural ‘Mississippi – A Data Driven State’ summit, held at Mississippi State University.

Leaders in state government, education, and economic development recently gathered to showcase the importance of reliable data during the inaugural ‘Mississippi – A Data Driven State’ summit, held Sept. 23 at Mississippi State University.

“It is imperative that we continue to get the best data possible” Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said during the summit’s keynote address at The Mill at MSU. “We can only make the best decisions possible to make Mississippi a better place if we are getting the best information.”

The summit, hosted by Mississippi State’s National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, featured sessions on the value of data in education, workforce training, economic development and legislative policy decisions. The summit’s goal is educating stakeholders and decision makers about different data sources available in the state.

Leadership Mississippi Applications and Nominations Are Now Available!

In any business, strong leaders are necessary for success. Leaders rise above the crowd and push through difficult times. There is no better way to…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Announces Kimberly Nastasi as Director of Communications

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced recently that Kimberly Nastasi has been named director of communications. She…

American Gaming Association Hosts Round Table about Gaming Industry’s Impact in MS

2017 Marks 25th Anniversary of Gaming in Mississippi

Participating in the roundtable discussion were Jonathan Jones of Harrah's Gulf Coast, Duncan…

Crossroads Industrial Park Certified AT&T Fiber Ready

Participating in the certification were (from left) Mayor Jerry Flowers; Mayo Flynt, President, AT&T Mississippi; and Supervisor Keith McGee.

As part…

Eupora Industrial Park Certified AT&T Fiber Ready

From Left - Lara Bowman, Executive Director of the Enterprise of Mississippi; Mayo Flynt, President, AT&T Mississippi; Dan Burchfield, Mayor, City of…

The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute Launches Affiliation with Cleveland Clinic

Partnership Includes William Carey University & MS Gulf Coast Community College

The National Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute (NDORI) recently…

MEC's Kelly Boutwell Graduates from Institute of Organization Management

MEC is pleased to announce that Kelly Boutwell, IOM, Director of Member Involvement of the Mississippi Economic Council, has graduated from the…

Ingalls Shipbuilding Announces Jim McIngvale as Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that Jim McIngvale has been named director of communications and public affairs at the company’s…

Atmos Energy Invests $25,000 in Tupelo Salvation Army

(From Left): Linda Waters, Atmos Energy; Debrah Pender, Atmos Energy; Jeff Taylor, Atmos Energy; Matthew Dillard, Atmos Energy; David Gates,…

Entergy Charitable Foundation Grants $46,600 to State Organizations

K-12 public school students in rural districts will benefit from one of the Entergy Charitable Foundation’s grants for the first half of 2016. The…

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