MEC TOUR

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The Mississippi Economic Council, in partnership with its network of local, regional, and other chambers of commerce, will host a series of meetings throughout Mississippi. The Amplify 2024 Regional Tour will provide an opportunity for greater regional collaboration by bringing together leaders in business, economic development, workforce, education, housing, and other community representatives from across the state. Participants will hear directly from Scott Waller on MEC’s 2024 Legislative Priorities, and also from representatives and subject matter experts on the topics below:

Those who register will be invited to participate in the Amplify 2024 Regional Tour survey. The Mississippi Economic Council has announced it will host a series of meetings throughout Mississippi, in partnership with its network of local, regional, and other chambers of commerce; These meetings will serve to foster greater regional collaboration by bringing together leaders in business, economic development, workforce, education, housing, and other community representatives from across the state. Participants will hear directly from Scott Waller on MEC’s 2024 Legislative Priorities. Participants will also hear from representatives and subject matter experts on the topics below:

  • Healthcare
  • Education K-12 and Post Secondary
  • Student Financial Aid
  • Workforce Funding

The results of the individual surveys will be reviewed at the corresponding region’s tour stop. A compilation of all surveys will be available at MEC’s Annual Meeting on April 18, 2024.

The MEC Tour is made possible thanks to a generous sponsorship from:

HOW TO REGISTER:
Please Note: Registration for the MEC Amplify Tour is Free.

Step One: Confirm which Mississippi Economic designated region you are located in. Statewide leaders and businesses, associations, and organizations that operate in more than one region are encouraged to participate in the full meeting schedule.

Step Two: After confirming your region, click on the links below for the MEC (Mississippi Economic Council) Amplify Tour 2024 date(s) in which you wish to participate.

Step Three: Once you complete your registration and survey, mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you in your city.

The counties in each of the MEC regions align with Accelerate Mississippi’s eight ecosystems.

MEC Amplify Tour Dates and Locations

Greenwood, Mississippi
Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Carl Center
102 West Washington St., Greenwood, Mississippi 38930

Attendance: 110

Survey: 2024 MEC Amplify Region 3 Greenwood Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partners: Greenwood-Leflore-Carroll Economic Development Foundation

Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce

Delta Council

Region 3 consists of Bolivar, Carroll, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Washington counties

Cleveland, Mississippi
Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Cleveland Country Club
601 Fayette Davis Ave.
Cleveland, MS

Attendance: 40

Survey: Amplify Tour Region 3 Cleveland Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partners: Cleveland-Bolivar Chamber of Commerce

Delta Council

Region 3 consists of Bolivar, Carroll, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Washington counties

Greenville, Mississippi
Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Greenville Country Club
2476 Highway 1 S, Greenville, MS

Attendance: 60

Survey: Amplify Tour Region 3 Greenville Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partners: Greenville Rotary Club

Greenville Chamber of Commerce

Washington County Economic Alliance

Delta Council

Region 3 consists of Bolivar, Carroll, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Washington counties

Jackson, Mississippi
Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Rick House
717 Poplar Boulevard, Jackson, MS

Attendance: 85

Survey: Amplify Region 5 Jackson Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partner: North Jackson Rotary

Region 5 consists of Claiborne, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo counties

Vicksburg, Mississippi
Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Vicksburg Convention Center 
1600 Dr. Briggs Hopson Blvd., Vicksburg, MS

Attendance: 65

Survey: Amplify Region 5 Vicksburg Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partner: Vicksburg – Warren Chamber of Commerce

Region 5 consists of Claiborne, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo counties

Brookhaven, Mississippi
Thursday, March 21, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Mitchell's Steak and Seafood
1203 Hampton Dr., Brookhaven, MS

Attendance: 35

Survey: Amplify Brookhaven Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partners: Brookhaven – Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club of Brookhaven

Region 7 consists of Adams, Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson counties

Tupelo, Mississippi
Tuesday, March 26, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Elvis Birthplace Event Center  
306 Elvis Presley Drive, Tupelo, MS

Attendance: 65

Survey: Amplify Region 2 Tupelo Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partner: Community Development Foundation

CREATE Foundation

Region 2 consists of Alcorn, Benton, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Union counties

Ripley, Mississippi
Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Peoples Bank Operations Center 
305 E Jefferson St., Ripley, MS

Attendance: 50

Survey: Amplify Region 2 Ripley Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partner: Tippah County Development Foundation

Region 2 consists of Alcorn, Benton, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Union counties

Corinth, Mississippi
Thursday, March 28, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Standard
700 Tate Street, Corinth, MS 38834

Attendance: 75

Survey: Amplify Region 2 Corinth Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partner: The Alliance Corinth & Alcorn County, Rotary Club of Corinth, Kiwanis Club of Corinth

Region 2 consists of Alcorn, Benton, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Marshall, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Union counties

Columbus, Mississippi
Tuesday, April 2, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Lion Hills Country Club
2331 Military Rd, Columbus, MS

Registration: Amplify Tour Registration Columbus - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Survey: Amplify Region 2 Columbus Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partner: Columbus Lowndes Chamber of Commerce

Columbus Rotary

Region 4 consists of Attala, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Grenada, Lowndes, Monroe, Montgomery, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha, and Yazoo counties

Meridian, Mississippi 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

MSU Riley Center
2200 5th St, Meridian, MS 39301

Registration: Amplify Tour Registration - Meridian - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Survey: Amplify Region 6 Meridian Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partners: East Mississippi Business Development District

Rotary Club of Meridian

Region 6 consists of Clarke, Covington, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, Smith, and Wayne counties

Flowood, Mississippi

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Table 100
100 Ridge Way, Flowood, MS

Registration: Amplify Tour Registration - Flowood - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Survey: Amplify Region 5 Flowood Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partners: Rotary Club of Flowood

Region 5 consists of Claiborne, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo counties

Madison, Mississippi 
Tuesday, May 7,  2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Georgia Blue
202 Baptist Dr, Madison, MS

Attendance - 87

Survey: Amplify Region 5 Madison Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partners: Madison County Economic Development Authority

Madison County Business League

Region 5 consists of Claiborne, Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren, and Yazoo counties

Olive Branch, Mississippi
Wednesday, July 10, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Whispering Woods Hotel & Conference Center
7300 Hacks Cross Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654

Registration: Amplify Tour Olive Branch Registration - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)
Survey: Amplify Regions 1 & 2 Olive Branch Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partners: Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce

Region 1 consists of Coahoma, DeSoto, Panola, Quitman, Tallahatchie, Tate, and Tunica counties

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the MEC Tour events in Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, and Starkville will be rescheduled to a later date.

The MEC Tour is Generously Sponsored by:

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