MEC Capital Day

Bryant, Reeves & Gunn Highlight MEC Capital Daygov speaking

Over 1,000 business and community leaders from across Mississippi braved cold temperatures to join state officials and legislators for MEC Capital Day on January 4. Capital Day discussions included a panel on Regionalism and Workforce Development presented by community leaders from across Mississippi, and overviews of top legislative agenda items.

Speakers at MEC Capital Day included:

  • Governor Phil Bryant
  • Lt. Governor Tate Reeves
  • Speaker of the House Philip Gunn
  • Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann
  • 2017-2018 MEC Chair William Yates III, CEO/President – W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Company
  • President Pro-Tempore of the Senate Terry Burton
  • Speaker Pro-Tempore of the House Greg Snowden
  • Senator Eugene S. “Buck” Clarke, Appropriations Committee Chair
  • Representative John Read, Appropriations Committee Chair

Panelists on the Regionalism and Workforce Development Panel included:

  • Ashley Edwards – Gulf Coast Business Council – One Coast
  • Bill Hannah – East Mississippi Business Development Corporation
  • Brenda Lathan – Golden Triangle Development Link
  • Michael Philpot – Delta Council – Delta Strong
  • Mary Swoope – Moderator – Mississippi Economic Development Council

Special thanks to MEC Capital Day sponsors for a great event!


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