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Mississippi Invests an Additional $15 Million to Improve Outcomes in Allied Health and Nursing Programs

By Jason Word | November 8, 2023

JACKSON, MS — As part of its dedication to bolster economic prospects for future healthcare professionals and strengthen the health of the state as a whole, Mississippi has awarded more than $15 million to enhance allied health nursing programs across the state. Grants have been awarded to 17 community colleges, institutions of higher learning, health […]

2023 LM Hotel Accommodations- Gulfport

By Cathy Northington | November 3, 2023

Leadership Mississippi 2023 Reflection Questionnaire

By Cathy Northington | November 3, 2023

Toyota Mississippi Puts High School Students to Work

By Jason Word | November 1, 2023

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss., – Juniors and seniors at New Albany and Union County Schools will soon have a unique opportunity to learn and earn. Toyota announced Wednesday—in collaboration with local partners—the investment and launch of its 4T Academy, a hands-on training program designed to place students directly into Toyota production jobs right out of high […]

Hobnob Mississippi 2023 Post Event Survey

By Cathy Northington | October 30, 2023

PACCAR Expanding Manufacturing Operations in Columbus

By Jason Word | October 30, 2023

Jackson, Miss. – Global automotive technology company PACCAR is expanding its operations in Columbus. The $209.4 million investment represents two projects that will create a total of 100 jobs. PACCAR is an industry leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of premium trucks, including the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. The company also designs […]

Alden Group Opening New Facility in Smith County

By Jason Word | October 24, 2023

Jackson, Miss. – Alden Group Renewable Energy is opening a new facility in Smith County. The project is a $12.535 million investment that will create 30 new jobs. Alden Group works with area poultry processors to transform waste products into a dry matter that is then sold to refineries to make biodiesel. Alden Group’s strategic […]

Skydweller Aero Bringing Operations to Hancock County

By Jason Word | October 24, 2023

 Jackson, Miss. – Skydweller Aero Inc. is bringing its flight test and aircraft modification operations to Hancock County. The project represents a corporate investment of $15 million, as well as $40 million in advanced solar powered aircraft inventory. The project will create at least 36 new jobs.    Skydweller Aero is a transatlantic cutting-edge aerospace company […]

Nearly 85% of Mississippi 3rd Graders Pass Reading Assessment for 2022-23 School Year

By Jason Word | October 19, 2023

  JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) today announced 84.9% of 3rd graders passed the 3rd-grade reading assessment after final retests for the 2022-23 school year. The 2023 final pass rate is practically the same as the final pass rate in 2022 (85.0%) and 2019 (85.6%). Due to the pandemic, the assessment […]

Hobnob Booth Prize Donation

By Cathy Northington | October 17, 2023
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