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MEC Announces Future Leadership Positions

Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) 2016-2017 Chair Robin Robinson recently announced future leadership positions for the organization.

Recently elected officers include:

  • William G. Yates, III, CEO/President of W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company, as MEC’s 2017-2018 Chair.
  • James Daniel “Dan” Rollins, III, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of BancorpSouth, Inc., as MEC’s 2018-2019 Chair. 
  • William A. “Lex” Taylor, III, President and Chairman of the Board of The Taylor Group, Inc., as MEC’s 2019-2020 Chair. 
  • Rebecca Wiggs, Attorney at Watkins & Eager, as MEC Treasurer. Wiggs will also serve as treasurer of the Mississippi Economic Council’s subsidiaries, the M.B. Swayze and the Public Education Forum of Mississippi.

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Officials Break Ground On $42 Million Communiversity Project

Local, state and federal agencies gathered recently to break ground on the Golden Triangle’s newest workforce development project, The Communiversity.

“Winning in economic development means having training programs that can respond to the market’s needs quickly and produce highly qualified workers,” Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said.

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Sanderson Farms Championship Makes Record-Breaking Gift to Friends of Children's Hospital

Peter Marks, Century Club Charities president, said, “The mission of Century Club Charities is to promote the game...

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Wilson, Lampton Elected to Leadership Roles in M.B. Swayze Foundation

The M.B. Swayze Foundation conducts independent public policy research on issues such as taxation, economic development,...

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Over 1,200 Attend MEC Capital Day 2017


Speakers at MEC Capital Day included:

  • Robin Robinson – 2016 - 2017 MEC Chair & D...

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McIngvale, Suggs Elected to Serve as Public Education Forum Leaders

McIngvale, a founding member of PEF, has been associated with t...

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Whittle, Collins, Selected as Upcoming Leadership Mississippi Chairs

Whittle is an Operations Manager for Atmos Energy in Columbus-G...

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Raytheon Chooses Meridian Site to Manufacture T-100 Air Force Jet Trainer

"Our process determined that the best location for building the T-100 is Meridian, Mississippi," said Rick Yuse, preside...

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Leadership Mississippi Holds Graduation for Class of 2016


Leadership Mississippi Class of 2016 G...

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Nearly 1,500 Attend 15th Annual Hobnob Mississippi at the Mississippi Coliseum


Speakers included:

  • Agriculture & Commerce Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith
  • Stat...

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