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SiteInvest by Cooperative Energy Unveiled at Economic Development Summit

By Jason Word | September 21, 2023

Hattiesburg, Miss.  – Cooperative Energy, together with the 11 Member electric distribution cooperatives it serves, unveiled the SiteInvest by Cooperative Energy program at the inaugural Cooperative Energy Economic Development Summit hosted in Jackson. Surrounded by economic development professionals from across the state, Cooperative Energy Director of Economic Development Mitch Stringer announced the culmination of a […]

Atmos Energy Donates $100,000 Across Mississippi to Help Customers Stay Safe and Warm

By Jason Word | September 20, 2023

FLOWOOD, Miss. –  Atmos Energy, through its Fueling Safe and Thriving Communities program, will donate $100,000 to help Mississippi customers stay safe and warm this winter in partnership with numerous assistance agencies and nonprofit organizations. This donation is in addition to the relief that Atmos Energy offers year-round through a variety of energy assistance programs including Sharing […]

Mississippi Invests Over $2 Million in Navigators to Improve Outcomes in Nursing Programs

By Jason Word | September 15, 2023

JACKSON, MS — Nearly a dozen community colleges in Mississippi have been awarded over $2 million to help retain nursing students to completion while assisting in the exploration and evaluation of their career options. The Mississippi Allied Health College and Career Navigator Grant Program was funded in the 2023 legislative session with $28 million from […]

OSB Services LLC Relocating Headquarters to Olive Branch

By Jason Word | September 15, 2023

Jackson, Miss. – Commercial and industrial building modernization service provider OSB Services LLC is moving its headquarters from Memphis to Olive Branch. The project is a $9.2 million corporate investment and will create 116 jobs. OSB Services provides commercial and industrial building modernization, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and elevator services. It also provides structural steel […]

RTX expands High-Tech Manufacturing Footprint in Mississippi

By Jason Word | September 15, 2023

Jackson, Miss. – Raytheon, an RTX business, broke ground today on a 17,000-square-foot expansion of its Consolidated Manufacturing Center in Forest. The project is a $50 million corporate investment and will create 100 high-skill jobs over the next five years. Raytheon will construct a new building on its Forest campus to serve as a hub […]

Relativity Space Breaks Ground on New Test Stand at Stennis Space Center

By Jason Word | September 12, 2023

Jackson, Miss.  – Leading 3D-printed rocket company Relativity Space has broken ground on a new vertical test stand at the A-2 complex located at NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Hancock County. In October 2022, Relativity announced a large $267 million expansion at Stennis that will create 630 jobs. The new test stand, part of the […]

HII Christens Guided Missile Destroyer Ted Stevens (DDG 128)

By Jason Word | September 7, 2023

  PASCAGOULA, Miss. (Aug. 19, 2023) — HII christened today pre-commissioning unit Ted Stevens (DDG 128) at the company’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. The ship’s name honors former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, who served as a pilot in World War II and later as a senator representing Alaska. At the time he left office in 2009, he was […]

2023 “It’s All Relative” Family Business Symposium

By Jason Word | September 7, 2023

We are excited to announce the 2nd annual It’s All Relative Family Business Symposium hosted by the Ole Miss Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship September 14-15, 2023 at the Sheraton Flowood The Refuge Hotel & Conference Center! Click here to purchase your tickets! Mission Statement While facing unique challenges, family businesses are vital to the economic and […]

Save The Date – Balancing The K12 Accountability Model

By Jason Word | September 6, 2023

How do we prepare students to be college and career-ready high school graduates?  We need your feedback to answer this important question and identify ways we can measure college and career readiness. Please join the Mississippi Economic Council and the Ascent to 55% initiative to help inform what a student-centered K12 accountability model that balances […]


By Jason Word | August 16, 2023

  PASCAGOULA, Miss.  — HII’s  Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced the successful launch of the Navy’s third Flight III Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Ted Stevens (DDG 128). “The translation and launch are always important milestones for our shipbuilders and the life of a ship,” Ingalls Shipbuilding DDG Program Manager Ben Barnett said. “Our team has put […]

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