Month: December 2019

Huntington Ingalls Industries Wins Planning Yard Contract Worth A Potential $453.4 Million

Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a contract with a potential total value of $453.4 million for planning yard services in support of in-service Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Spruance-class destroyers. The contract includes options over a five-year period. “This is another exciting opportunity for our shipbuilders to continue our …

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MS Band of Choctaw Indians Receive Historic HUD Funding with $5 Million Award

The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians (MBCI) and Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben are pleased to announce a $5 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). MBCI will use the funds to assist with the construction of rental units in the Pearl River community in Neshoba County. “We are extremely …

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MEC Chair Lex Taylor Encourages MSU Graduates to Embrace the World’s Changes

As Mississippi State’s nearly 1,500 graduates embark on the next phase of their life’s journey, alumnus William A. “Lex” Taylor III encouraged them not to be afraid of change. Taylor, 2019-2020 Mississippi Economic Council Chair and chairman and CEO of The Taylor Group of Companies, Inc., addressed graduates at MSU’s fall 2019 commencement ceremonies on …

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Entergy Corporation Inducted in Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame by the US Chamber Foundation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center recently recognized Entergy Corporation as a Corporate Citizenship Hall of Fame inductee at the 2019 Citizens Awards. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the annual awards program, which recognizes the most innovative and impactful corporate citizenship initiatives raising the bar on social responsibility and spearheading …

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Ashley Furniture to Create 100 Jobs in Ecru

Ashley Furniture is expanding operations at its stationary upholstery manufacturing and regional distribution center in Ecru. The project is a $25.05-million corporate investment and will create 100 jobs. “Northeast Mississippi’s furniture industry is a strong economic driver throughout the region, employing thousands of Mississippians – many of whom are employed at Ashley Furniture,” Gov. Phil …

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