MEC Annual Meeting, Education Celebration Postponed Due to COVID-19 Concerns

The Mississippi Economic Council is announcing the postponement of our 71st Annual Meeting and STAR Education Celebration event, which was scheduled for Thursday, April 23, 2020. We hope to be able to hold the event at a later date.

“Given the increased concerns around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and out of an abundance of caution, we believe it is in the best interest of everyone to postpone our Annual Meeting,” said MEC President & CEO Scott Waller. “The situation with the Coronavirus is changing day-by-day, and we believe this is our best course of action. It is our hope to be able to reschedule the Annual Meeting as the situation allows.”

MEC will honor all currently committed sponsorships and registrations should the Annual Meeting be rescheduled. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, MEC will work with sponsors and guests on the path forward. Over 2,000 business and community leaders and elected officials attend the MEC Annual Meeting and STAR Student/STAR Teacher Education Celebration each year at the Jackson Convention Complex.

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