STATEMENT REGARDING THE OFFICIAL FLAG OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI

The Mississippi Economic Council has a long-standing position that the state flag should be changed.

The presence of the Confederate Battle Flag as a component of the 1894 flag is offensive to many, not representative of all Mississippians, and perpetuates negative stereotypes of our state. Regardless of its origins, and despite some opinions that the emblem honors history and heritage, the reality is the battle flag has become a global symbol of prejudice and hatred.

MEC feels strongly that adoption of a new flag is a timely and high profile action that would improve Mississippi's image, advance a new narrative about our state, and set the stage to enhance economic opportunities and improve quality of life in a fair and inclusive manner for every Mississippian.

The current flag is harmful to Mississippi's image and reputation for those outside our state and is hurtful to many fellow Mississippians. MEC encourages state leaders to take action to change the flag.

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Our Mission:  Building a Sense of Statewide Business Community

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The Mississippi Economic Council has been the voice of Mississippi business since 1949. MEC deals with broad issues that relate to businesses through Advocacy, Research, Resources and Leadership.

Why Join MEC?

Representation. Protection. Visibility.

As champions for Mississippi's future, MEC's priority issues aim to improve education, enhance workforce training and create a positive business climate to foster economic development.

By pulling together coalitions and building a united business front, MEC deals with broad issues that move Mississippi forward.

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CAPSTONE SUPPORTERS
Atmos Energy
GodwinGroup
Renasant Bank
KEYSTONE SUPPORTERS
Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation
Barksdale Management Corporation
Baxter Healthcare Corporation
Beau Rivage Resort & Casino/Gold Strike Casino Resort
Butler Snow LLP
C Spire
Caesars Entertainment Corporation
Chevron
Clarion Ledger
CREATE Foundation
Hancock Whitney Bank
Regions
Roy Anderson Corp
Structural Steel Services, Inc.
Taylor Machine Works, Inc.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi
UnitedHealthcare of Mississippi 
Walmart
MILESTONE SUPPORTERS
BankPlus
Verizon
CORNERSTONE SUPPORTERS
BKD CPAs & Advisors
Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC
Comcast NBCUniversal
Community Bank
Key Constructors, LLC
Landers Auto Group/Ritchey Automotive (Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Nissan Ford Buick GMC Audi VW Land Rover Jaguar)
Merit Health
North Mississippi Health Services
Penn National Gaming, Inc.
FOUNDATION SUPPORTERS
Adams and Reese LLP
Altria Client Services, Inc.
APAC Mississippi, Inc.
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
Boyd Gaming Corporation
Cadence Bancorp, LLC
Cal-Maine Foods, Inc.
Caterpillar, Inc.
CEFCO Convenience Stores
The Chemours Company
The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia
CN
The CPI Group
Denbury Resources Inc.
Deviney Construction Company, Inc. 
Gresham Petroleum
FedEx Corporation
Galaxie Corporation
General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems
Horne LLP 
Irby Construction Company
MISO Energy
Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians 
MTD Products, Inc.
Multicraft International
Neel-Schaffer, Inc.
Norbord Mississippi, Inc.
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Olin Corp – Winchester Division 
PACCAR Engines Company
Peco Foods, Inc.
Ports America
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems 
ROCKWOOL
Simmons Erosion Control, Inc.
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company
St. Dominic Health Services
Spire
W.K. Kellogg Foundation®
WaterView Casino & Hotel
Watkins & Eager 
Wells Fargo
Westin Jackson
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