Month: January 2019

C Spire Completes Successful First Test of Terabit-Speed University Research Network in Mississippi

In another first for its trailblazing Tech Movement initiative, C Spire and several other technology partners successfully tested the first Terabit-speed connections on a Mississippi university campus in November as part of its continuing improvements and innovation for the Mississippi Optical Network (MissiON). Engineers from C Spire, Nokia and EXFO, a Canadian firm that specializes …

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C Spire, Phazr Launch First 5G Millimeter Wave Service in Mississippi

C Spire, on a mission to move Mississippi forward through technology, quietly launched the first 5G millimeter wave fixed wireless service last month with the deployment of super-fast broadband internet service to residents in a Harrison County subdivision near the city of Gulfport. C Spire’s support for aggressive broadband deployment, including 5G millimeter wave fixed …

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Scenic Rivers Development Alliance Announces Development in Southwest MS

A public-private consortium will kick off comprehensive development planning efforts at a news conference today for a 200-room lodge, 1,000-person conference center and related amenities on 150 acres of land in the scenic Homochitto National Forest near Lake Okhissa in southwest Mississippi. The land purchase was authorized following Congress’ passage of the farm bill last …

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Huntington Ingalls Industries Awards More Than $99,000 in STEM Grants to 31 Gulf Coast Schools

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has awarded $99,783 in grants to 31 STEM-related projects and initiatives from schools and educational organizations in Mississippi and Alabama. This is the 11th year for the program. Ingalls has awarded more than $1 million for science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects during that period. “Ingalls welcomes the opportunity to …

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Baxter Healthcare Corporation Begins Cleveland Expansion

Baxter Healthcare Corporation recently began expansion to their Cleveland facilities. The investment will total more than $100 million in improvements, new jobs, and additions in order to allow for increased production and additional manufacturing capabilities. Click Here to Read More from The Bolivar Commercial

MEC President & CEO Scott Waller Named to Mississippi’s Top 50 Most Influential List

MEC President & CEO Scott Waller was recently named as one of Mississippi’s Top 50 Most Influential. Mississippi Top 50 is an annual list of the people who are judged to be the most influential leaders in the state. This bipartisan selection of leaders comes from the ranks of elected and appointed officials, economic development …

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Sanderson Farms Championship Receives Stand-Alone Date on PGA Tour Schedule

At a recent press conference, the PGA TOUR, Century Club Charities, and title sponsor Sanderson Farms, led by CEO and Chairman of the Board Joe Sanderson, Jr., announced that the Sanderson Farms Championship will have a stand-alone date on the PGA TOUR schedule going forward starting in the fall of 2019. The tournament, which in …

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Elite Comfort Solutions Creating 65 Jobs in Verona

Specialty foam manufacturer Elite Comfort Solutions is increasing production in Verona. The project is a $1.9 million corporate investment and will create 65 jobs over 12 months. “Elite Comfort Solutions’ expansion in Verona continues into 2019 the economic growth Lee County and Northeast Mississippi have experienced in recent years. I appreciate the Elite Comfort Solutions …

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