STAR Vickie PowellDirect Number: 601-969-4418email: vpowell@mec.ms Physical Address:248 E. Capitol St., Suite 940Jackson, MS39225-3276 Mailing Address:Post Office Box 23276Jackson, MS39225-3276 Fax:601-353-0247

Kelly Gene Cook, Sr. Foundation

    Kelly Gene Cook, Sr., was born in 1930 in French Camp, Mississippi. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Civil Engineering. Mr. Cook was a pipeliner for more than three decades. He joined Houston Contracting Company in 1956 and became vice president and general manager for domestic and foreign operations …

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The Mississippi Economic Council and its M.B. Swayze Foundation sponsors the Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) Program in an effort to encourage scholastic achievement among the state’s high school students. The STAR Program has two specific purposes:1.) Emphasize scholastic excellence and encourage greater scholastic effort among Mississippi students.2.) Recognition of the teaching profession. Kelly Gene Cook, …

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What is Mississippi Scholars?

What is Mississippi Scholars? The Mississippi Scholars Initiative is an education program managed by the Public Education Forum of Mississippi, which utilizes business leaders to motivate students to complete a rigorous course of study in high school.  This course path gives students a boost – not just for college but for life.  The Initiative pairs …

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Capital Day 2013 Sponsors

Capital Day 2013 Sponsors Corporate AT&TAtmos EnergyBancorpSouthBankPlusBarksdale ManagementBeau Rivage Resort & Casino/Gold Strike Casino ResortBlue Cross & Blue Shield of MississippiCity of MeridianCommittee for Economic DevelopmentC SpireElectric Power Associations of MississippiEntergy Mississippi, Inc.Ergon, Inc.GodwinGroupHancock BankIngalls ShipbuildingJackson MarriottJones WalkerLockheed Martin Space Systems CompanyMississippi Band of Choctaw IndiansMississippi Business JournalMississippi Power CompanyNissan North America, Inc.RegionsSanderson Farms, Inc.State …

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Annual Meeting 2013 Sponsors

Annual Meeting Sponsors Corporate American Eurocopter CorporationAT&TAtmos EnergyBancorpSouthBankPlusBarksdale Management CorporationBaxter Healthcare CorporationBeau Rivage Resort & Casino/Gold Strike Casino ResortBKD, LLP-CPAsBlue Cross & Blue Shield of MississippiButler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLCC SpireChevron Products CompanyCity of MeridianThe Clarion-LedgerCommittee for Economic DevelopmentDeviney Construction Company, Inc.Electric Power Associations of MississippiEntergy Mississippi, Inc.Ergon, Inc.GodwinGroupHancock BankHORNE LLPIngalls ShipbuildingJones Walker …

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Member Benefits

Key Member Benefits MEC provides a variety of ways for members to participate throughout the year in addition to major benefits for your business or corporation.  

MEC Legislative Scrambler

More Than 100 Participate in Final Legislative Scrambler on Education The Mississippi Economic Council hosted our final Legislative Scrambler of the 2018 Mississippi Legislative Session on Wednesday, March 14th at the Mississippi Museum of Art. The event focused on education, and featured Senator Gray Tollison, Education Committee Chair; and Representative Rob Roberson, Education Committee Vice-Chair. …

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MEC Capital Day

Bryant, Reeves & Gunn Highlight MEC Capital Day Over 1,000 business and community leaders from across Mississippi braved cold temperatures to join state officials and legislators for MEC Capital Day on January 4. Capital Day discussions included a panel on Regionalism and Workforce Development presented by community leaders from across Mississippi, and overviews of top legislative …

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