Month: August 2020

Mississippi Development Authority is Accepting Applications for Industrial Energy Efficiency Grants

The Mississippi Development Authority is accepting grant applications for the 2020 Mississippi Industrial Energy Efficiency Program, which is made possible through approximately $530,000 in State Energy Program funds from the U.S. Department of Energy. MIEEP assists industrial manufacturers with making energy efficiency upgrades to their facilities, which reduces energy consumption and operating costs. Eligible energy …

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Mississippi Approved for Lost Wages Assistance Program for Unemployed Mississippians

Governor Tate Reeves and the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that Mississippi’s application for a Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) grant under the Lost Wages Assistance Program (LWA) has been approved. FEMA Administrator, Pete Gaynor approved Mississippi for a FEMA grant under the LWA program and Jacqueline Turner, Executive Director for MDES, signed …

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Governor Reeves Issues Limits on College Stadiums, Game Day Events to Protect Players and Spectators

Governor Tate Reeves has issued social distancing measures for college and university outdoor stadiums and game day events to ensure the safety of participants and limit transmission in the continued fight against COVID-19. Working closely with college and university leadership and consulting with state health experts, Governor Reeves signed a new executive order to establish …

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CITE Armored Creating 30 Jobs in Batesville

Armored vehicle manufacturing company CITE Armored is increasing its presence in Mississippi by locating van production operations in Batesville. The project is a $2.3 million corporate investment and is creating 30 jobs. “Mississippi is well known around the globe for our industry-leading automotive companies, including those like CITE Armored that manufacture top-quality, sturdy vehicles for …

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Governor Reeves Launches Expanded COVID-19 Testing for Teachers and Telehealth in Schools

Governor Tate Reeves has launched new COVID-19 initiatives to ensure the health and well-being of students and teachers as they return to school. Understanding the concern of many as schools reopen across our state, Governor Reeves is expanding COVID-19 testing for all Mississippi teachers, even for those without symptoms, and emergency telehealth coverage through the …

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Governor Reeves Extends Safe Return Order and Issues K-12 Extracurricular Limitations

Governor Tate Reeves recently announced that he is extending the social distancing measures under the Safe Return order, including the statewide mask mandate, and issuing crowd-size limitations on K-12 extracurricular activities in the state’s ongoing fight to slow the spread of COVID-19. Continuing to work closely with Dr. Thomas Dobbs and other state health experts …

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We Want to Hear From You!

MEC Is molded by our members. We exist to serve the business community and have been the voice of Mississippi business since 1949. Since then, we’ve been busy helping protect Mississippi companies, create initiatives to develop our workforce, bring together coalitions, and build a united business front. From time to time, it’s necessary to check …

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Legislative Agenda

MEC strives to support and improve the business climate in Mississippi in conjunction with our legislative and statewide leaders. Each year, we outline key objectives and priority issues for the upcoming legislative session and seek to accomplish those goals through community advocacy, business partnerships, and legislative advocacy. We will update this page with more information …

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FAA Announces $3.3 million in grants for Mississippi State

A Mississippi State-led alliance with the goal of continuing the safe and successful integration of drones into the nation’s airspace is gaining $3.3 million in grants from the Federal Aviation Administration. Mississippi State is the lead university for the FAA’s Center of Excellence for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as the Alliance for System …

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