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

Register: MEC Amplify Tour - Greenwood - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

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 the counties of Bolivar, Carroll, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Washington

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

Cleveland Country Club
601 Fayette Davis Ave.
Cleveland, MS

Register: Amplify Tour - Cleveland - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

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 the counties of Bolivar, Carroll, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Washington

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

Greenville Country Club
2476 Highway 1 S, Greenville, MS

Register: Amplify Tour - Greenville - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

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 the counties of Bolivar, Carroll, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, and Washington

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 ,11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Bay – Waveland Yacht Club
1 Yacht Club Dr, Bay St Louis, MS

Survey: Amplify Region 8 Bay St. Louis - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Registration: Amplify Tour Registration - Bay St. Louis - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com) 

Community Partners: Hancock County Chamber of Commerce

Gulf Coast Business Council

Bay St. Louis Rotary Club

Region 8 consists of the counties of Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, and Stone

Gulfport, Mississippi
Thursday, March 7, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Great Southern Club
2510 14th St, Gulfport, MS

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

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

Community Partners: Gulfport Rotary Club

Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce

Gulf Coast Business Council

Region 8 consists of the counties of Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, and Stone

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Friday, March 8, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Trent Lott Center at The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive

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

Survey: Amplify Region 8 Hattiesburg Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partner: Area Development Partnership

Region 8 consists of the counties of Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, and Stone

Starkville, Mississippi
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

The Mill Conference Center
600 Russell St, Starkville, MS

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

Survey: Amplify Region 4 Starkville Survey - Mississippi Economic Council (msmec.com)

Community Partner: Greater Starkville Development Partnership

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

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

The Rick House
717 Poplar Boulevard, Jackson, MS

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

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

Community Partner: North Jackson Rotary

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

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

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

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

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

Community Partner: Vicksburg – Warren Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

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

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 the counties of Adams, Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lincoln, Pike, Walthall, and Wilkinson 

Olive Branch
Friday, March 22, 2024, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Location: TBD

Registration for this tour stop is not open. 

Community Partner: Olive Branch Chamber of Commerce

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

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

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

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

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

Community Partner: Community Development Foundation

CREATE Foundation

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

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

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

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

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

Community Partner: Tippah County Development Foundation

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

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

Location: TBD

Registration for this tour stop is not open.

Community Partner: The Alliance Corinth & Alcorn County

Rotary Club of Corinth

Kiwanis Club of Corinth

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

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

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

The MEC Tour is Generously Sponsored by:

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