Month: May 2020

Governor Tate Reeves Launches Back to Business Mississippi Website to Help Small Businesses Recover from COVID-19

Governor Tate Reeves recently announced the launch of the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program website to help small businesses receive financial support quickly to recover from the devastating economic impacts of COVID-19. Since establishing the Back to Business Mississippi Grant Program, Governor Reeves has been working with the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to administer …

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Dr. Sam Jones Coffee and Conversation Registration Form

Leadership Mississippi Presents: On June 11th from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Coffee and Conversations will be hosting another virtual alumni engagement event! Leadership MS Alumnus (Class of 2010) Dr. Sam Jones, Author, Speaker, and Trainer, will discuss leadership lessons from Michael Jordan’s docu-series “The Last Dance” on ESPN. Registrations are now closed. Click Here …

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Governor Reeves Announces His Appointments to Lead Departments of Corrections, Public Safety

Governor Tate Reeves recently announced Burl Cain as his appointment for the permanent Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) and Judge Sean Tindell for Commissioner of the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS). Following a months-long nationwide search for a qualified leader to reform MDOC, Governor Reeves has selected one of the country’s …

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71st Annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition Set for July 18

Marking its 71st competition, the Mississippi Miss Hospitality program will once again be held in Hattiesburg on Saturday, July 18. This year’s program will feature more than 35 contestants representing all regions of the state. The health and safety of Mississippi Miss Hospitality participants has been the program’s top priority since the COVID-19 pandemic began. …

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Governor Proposes Investment in Workforce Development, Sullivan Named Chair of State Workforce Investment Board

Sullivan Governor Tate Reeves is looking to make a substantial investment in workforce training facility capacity expansions. He said Thursday he is asking the legislature to use CARES Act funds to help these Mississippians to re-enter the workforce. Included in the workforce proposal, Governor Reeves encourages as much on-the-job training opportunities as possible for those …

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Mississippi Banks Provide Over $3 Billion to Small Businesses in State

More than 40,000 Mississippi businesses have received Payroll Protection Program loans, totaling more than $3 billion. According to information provided by the Mississippi Bankers Association, Mississippi ranks as one of the top states in assisting small businesses. According to the latest numbers, there have been 40,362 loans approved for a total of $3.1 billion in …

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Governor Reeves Appoints John Rounsaville as Interim Director of Mississippi Development Authority

Governor Tate Reeves recently announced that John Rounsaville will lead the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) as Interim Director to continue growing our state’s economy and win business for Mississippi. John has a proven history of fighting and leading here in our state and on the national stage—having served in offices from Representative Charles W. “Chip” …

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