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Interview: Mississippi’s Last-place Ranking for Business Disputed in WTVA interview

Mississippi Economic Council’s President and CEO, Scott Waller’s highlights the positive aspects of Mississippi’s business climate. Despite a negative ranking from a national media outlet, Waller says there are tangible improvements taking place with workforce training and economic development. Please click the link below to watch the interview in its entirety. https://www.wtva.com/video/interview-mississippi-s-last-place-ranking-for-business-disputed-in-wtva-interview/video_28c0cb2c-8b92-53df-862d-643cecb8b31a.html  

Capitol Resources Launches Public Opinion Research Firm

Jackson, MS — Capitol Resources, LLC, a premier multi-state lobbying firm in the South, continues to grow its offering of services by adding subsidiary Arc Insights. The new company is a full-service research and consulting firm that provides opinion insights to shape public affairs campaigns, policy development, and corporate brand strategy. “Adding public opinion research …

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Columbia Industries Locating Manufacturing Operations in Starkville

Columbia Industries, LLC, oilfield and solid waste equipment manufacturer, is locating operations in Starkville. The project is a $9.549 million corporate investment and will create 62 jobs. Columbia Industries is relocating to Starkville from Hillsboro, Oregon. The company specializes in the custom design and fabrication of oilfield equipment, including rig walking systems, fast-moving and self-propelled …

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Hy Stor Energy, Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission to Bring Renewable Hydrogen to the Gulf Coast Region

Hy Stor Energy, a company pioneering renewably produced green hydrogen and energy storage at scale in Mississippi, recently announced a strategic partnership with the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission (HCPHC) to provide zero-carbon, zero-methane hydrogen to Port Bienville Industrial Park and Stennis International Airport, accelerating the decarbonization of land, air, sea, and space. Through …

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MEC President & CEO Scott Waller: STEM Talent Critical for Future Success

Mississippi is part of a global competition for workforce. For our state to succeed, it is vitally important to increase the number of proficient workers, including highly skilled STEM professionals. Last year, the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) conducted 51 small group sessions on a variety of policy issues impacting our economy during our annual tour. …

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Toyota Mississippi Opens 15,000-sq-ft Workforce Training and Experience Center

Toyota Mississippi recently celebrated the grand opening if its 15,000 square-foot workforce training and experience center. Adjacent to the Blue Springs manufacturing facility, the state-of-the-art center was built in partnership with Mississippi Development Authority, and is an interactive museum providing guests the opportunity to be immersed in the world of Toyota manufacturing through innovative content, …

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