Month: December 2018

MDA Accepting Applications for Site Development Grants

Economic development groups and local governments can apply now for site development grants under the Ready Site/Premier Site Program administered by the Mississippi Development Authority. Ready Site/Premier Site is designed to assist public or private nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments with preparing site-ready locations to attract business development and private capital investment to …

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Amazon Creating 850 Jobs at Goods Fulfillment Center in Marshall County

Amazon is locating a consumer goods fulfillment center in Marshall County. The project will create 850 jobs over three years. “I am proud to welcome Amazon as the newest member of the Mississippi business community. Amazon’s presence demonstrates to industry leaders around the globe that Mississippi has what it takes for companies like Amazon to …

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Jumpstart Test Prep Launches First-Ever, State-Sponsored ACT Math Review Pilot Program

Jumpstart Test Prep recently announced the selection of 15 Mississippi high schools to begin the first-ever, state-sponsored ACT® (American College Testing) Math review preparation for their juniors preparing for the state-administered February 2019 ACT® test. The prep classes begin at all selected Mississippi high schools Oct. 29, 2018. The pilot program is made possible through …

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Landers Auto Group Expands in Southaven

The Landers Auto Group recently expanded in Southaven with the acquisition of  Country Ford. Country Ford will become Landers Ford South. Landers Ford South will be the second Landers Ford dealership in the area. Click Here to Read More from the DeSoto Times-Tribune

2019 Governor’s Workforce Summit Set for January 23

Thank you for your interest in the Governor’s Workforce Summit! Unfortunately, registration is now closed. For more information about the summit please contact SWIB online at swib.ms.gov or by phone at 601.576.2972. Governor Bryant and the State Workforce Investment Board are focusing on workforce solutions at the Governor’s Workforce Summit scheduled for January 23, 2019 …

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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Adds 350 Jobs in Lee County

Sutter Street Manufacturing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of  specialty home furnishings retailer Williams-Sonoma, Inc., is expanding its  upholstered furniture manufacturing operations by opening a facility in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. The project will result in the creation of 350 jobs over five years. “Furniture manufacturing is an important economic driver in North Mississippi, and Williams-Sonoma’s …

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We are the Voice of Business 2

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

MEC has more than 11,000 members from 1,100 member firms throughout Mississippi.

Leadership Mississippi Celebrates 54 Graduates in Class of 2018

MEC’s Leadership Mississippi program is proud to announce the 54 graduates of the Class of 2018. The Class of 2018 celebrated their completion of the program at a graduation ceremony held at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson on December 7, 2018. Participants completed five sessions in locations across Mississippi, including Jackson, Oxford, the …

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