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Amazon Web Services Breaks Ground on Largest Economic Development Project in Mississippi History

By Jason Word | May 20, 2024

JACKSON, Miss. – Governor Tate Reeves today participated in the groundbreaking ceremony for the largest economic development project in Mississippi history. Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) planned $10 billion investment in Madison County is the single largest private sector investment in the state’s history, and will create at least 1,000 high-tech, high-paying jobs for Mississippians. Additionally, the […]

Connor Industries Locating Operations in Coahoma County

By Jason Word | May 17, 2024

Jackson, Miss. – Boat manufacturer Connor Industries is locating operations in Clarksdale. The project represents a corporate investment of at least $8 million and will create 56 jobs. Connor Industries’ new location will enable the company to manufacture and test boats year-round on the Mississippi River. The project involves the construction of a new 48,600-square-foot […]

Matthew Davidson, President, Mississippi Division of Atmos Energy

By Will Caves | May 17, 2024

Matthew Davidson

Mississippi Economic Council

Mississippi Division of
Atmos Energy

Duane Dewey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Trustmark Corporation and Trustmark National Bank

By Will Caves | May 17, 2024

Duane A. Dewey

2026-2027 Chair
Mississippi Economic Council

President and Chief Executive Officer
Trustmark Corporation and
Trustmark National Bank

John M. Hairston, President & Chief Executive Officer, Hancock Whitney Corporation

By Will Caves | May 17, 2024

John M. Hairston

2025-2026 Chair
Mississippi Economic Council

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hancock Whitney Corporation

Hyde-Smith Advocates Job Training Grants For Community Colleges in Rural States

By Jason Word | May 9, 2024

VIDEO:  Senator Hyde-Smith Promotes Community Colleges as Key to Meeting Job Training Needs. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today kept her focus on training programs and the availability of grants that would allow more community colleges in rural states help fill available jobs. Hyde-Smith used a Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, […]

Olive Branch Amplify Tour Survey

By Will Caves | May 9, 2024

Olive Branch Amplify Tour Registration

By Will Caves | May 9, 2024

Mississippi Senate Commemorates MEC’s 75th Anniversary

By Jason Word | May 2, 2024

Senator Robin Robinson on Thursday, April 25, 2024, led presentation of Senate Resolution 98, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC), and Senate Resolution 96 celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program. Formed in 1949, MEC continues to serve as the State Chamber of Commerce, focusing on broad-based […]

Ingalls Shipbuilding Hosts “Signing Day” for 2024 Graduates of Shipbuilder Academy

By Jason Word | May 2, 2024

PASCAGOULA, Miss., — Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted a “signing day” for the 2024 graduates of its Shipbuilder Academy today at the shipyard. This year, 25 talented high school students were offered full-time positions at Ingalls, where they will begin their shipbuilding career following the completion of their education. Through hands-on training, mentorship, and classroom instruction, […]

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