Month: September 2020

Governor Reeves Issues New Comprehensive Safe Recovery Order in Ongoing Effort to Flatten the Curve

Governor Tate Reeves has announced his new comprehensive Safe Recovery order as a one-stop resource for Mississippians as we continue to flatten the curve on new COVID-19 cases. Throughout this pandemic, one of the top priorities for the Governor has been transparency and keeping Mississippians up-to-date on the state’s response. Replacing the Safe Return order …

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MEC Voice of Business Podcast: Judge Reuben Anderson Discusses the Redesigned Mississippi State Flag

On the latest edition of MEC’s Voice of Business podcast, MEC President and CEO Scott Waller interviews Judge Reuben Anderson, one of the most respected leaders in the state of Mississippi. Judge Anderson, a past MEC chairman, was the first African-American to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court. Most recently he chaired the Committee to …

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Atmos Energy Donates $1 Million To Help Customers Stay Warm this Winter

Atmos Energy, through its Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities program, will donate $1 million to help customers stay warm this winter or weatherize their homes. Atmos Energy will distribute these funds across the eight states it serves in partnership with more than 100 energy assistance agencies and nonprofit organizations. “With one out of every four …

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Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Partners with Baptist Memorial Health Care for the Clinic of the Future

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and Baptist Memorial Health Care are looking to the future knowing that innovation, collaboration, and placing the patient at the center of care are fundamental to a high-quality healthcare experience. Opening in the summer of 2021, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi and Baptist Memorial will introduce …

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Computer Devices to Begin Arriving in School Districts in October

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has announced that the first batch of computer devices ordered through the Mississippi Connects digital learning plan will arrive in school districts next week, ready for students’ immediate use. The first districts scheduled to receive devices are West Point and Tate County. All other districts that ordered devices through …

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Mission Forest Products Creating 130 Jobs at New Corinth Sawmill

Mission Forest Products, a subsidiary of Timberland Investment Resources, LLC, is locating a sawmill in Corinth. The project is a $160 million corporate investment and will directly create approximately 130 jobs and indirectly provide additional economic and employment opportunities for forest products firms and workers based in North Mississippi. “Agriculture is Mississippi’s top economic driver, …

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Entergy Recognized as a Top U.S. Utility in Economic Development for 13th Year

Site Selection magazine has named Entergy one of the nation’s top 10 electric utilities in economic development for the 13th consecutive year. The recognition is largely due to the vital role Entergy played in supporting projects that resulted in some $18.2 billion of capital investment and the creation of more than 5,460 jobs in the …

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Adranos Creating 20 Jobs at Rocket Motor Research and Development in Stone County

Solid rocket fuel innovator Adranos, Inc. is locating its rocket motor research and development operations in McHenry in Stone County. As a part of its relocation to Mississippi, Adranos will make a $525,000 corporate investment and plans to create 20 jobs. “Mississippi continues to make strides in our efforts to send astronauts once again to …

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Fall Into Friendship – A 45th Anniversary Virtual All-Class Reunion

As part of MEC’s Leadership Mississippi’s continued Alumni Engagement efforts, we hosted “Fall into Friendship” on September 22 from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event commemorated the 45th Anniversary of Leadership Mississippi and the first day of fall. It was a huge success and alumni from all classes were able to reconnect, reminisce, and …

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