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Geartek expanding operations in Alcorn County

By Jason Word | May 1, 2024

Jackson, Miss. – Hydraulic gear pump and motor manufacturer Geartek is expanding its operations in Corinth. The project is a $3.8 million investment that will create two new jobs. A division of Hydraulic Analysis, Inc., Geartek’s products are used in a variety of industries, including forestry, energy, site clearing and mining. The company has long-established […]

Ingalls Shipbuilding Hosts Inaugural Scout Merit Badge Day

By Jason Word | April 30, 2024

PASCAGOULA, Miss., — Ingalls Shipbuilding division hosted an inaugural Scout merit badge day, fostering the next generation of leaders while nurturing the values of hard work, dedication, commitment, and community engagement, shared by both shipbuilding and Scouting. “We were thrilled to host our first merit badge day at Ingalls and to have the opportunity to […]

Amplify Region 5 Madison Survey Copy

By Will Caves | April 24, 2024

Continental celebrates important milestones in its three U.S. tire plants

By Jason Word | April 17, 2024

2024 marks a significant milestone for Continental’s tire manufacturing operations in the United States. Three key plants celebrate their anniversaries: 5 years in Clinton, Mississippi, 10 years in Sumter, South Carolina, and 50 years in Mount Vernon, Illinois. With an annual production capacity of more than 16 million tires and a team of more than 6,700 […]

Governor Tate Reeves Declares April as Financial Literacy Month

By Jason Word | April 10, 2024

Jackson, Mississippi –  Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has officially proclaimed April 2024 as Financial Literacy Month, highlighting the importance of financial education and empowerment across the state. In recognition of this proclamation, the Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE) is proud to announce a series of events aimed at promoting financial literacy and education throughout […]

Trey Smith named Director of Talent Solutions at AccelerateMS

By Jason Word | April 5, 2024

JACKSON, MS — AccelerateMS, the lead office for workforce development strategy and coordination, has named Trey Smith as Director of Talent Solutions to strategize and implement recruitment and training initiatives to bolster economic development in Mississippi. Collaborating with educational institutions and training providers, Smith will lead the customization of solutions for emerging and growing businesses. […]

Mississippi Development Authority Approves Three Community Development Financial Institutions for Funding Through State Small Business Credit Initiative

By Jason Word | April 3, 2024

Jackson, Miss – Last year, the U.S. Treasury Department and the Mississippi Development Authority announced the approval of Mississippi’s state plan for up to $86 million in funding under the American Rescue Plan’s State Small Business Credit Initiative. Mississippi operates four SSBCI programs to support small businesses and startups: a loan participation program, a loan […]

Atmos Energy Urges Homeowners and Contractors to Dig Safely

By Jason Word | April 1, 2024

FLOWOOD, Mississippi  – With the arrival of spring, warmer temperatures offer ideal conditions to revitalize your home landscaping or plant your first personal herb garden. Before grabbing that shovel, however, Atmos Energy reminds everyone – homeowners and professional excavators alike – to keep communities safe by contacting 811 prior to starting any excavation project. Digging without knowing […]

Leadership Mississippi 2024 Opening Reception Registration

By Will Caves | March 29, 2024

Thank you for your interest in registering fort he Leadership Mississippi 2024 Opening Session Reception. We look forward to seeing you there! Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2024 Time: 5:30 – 7:00 pm Location: Community Bank Waterpointe Fourth Floor, Community Bank Room 1905 Community Bank Way Flowood, MS 39232

MEC 2024 Annual Meeting Sponsors

By Will Caves | March 28, 2024

REGISTRATION SPONSOR Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service NETWORKING BREAK/REFRESHMENTS SPONSOR F. E. B. Distributing, Inc./Capital City Beverages Plenary Session – Economic State of the State Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi MORNING PANEL – All in the Family The University of Mississippi CIE Legacy Leadership Program MORNING PANEL – Defining AI Hinds County Economic […]

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