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Mississippi Education Company Helping to Deliver Student ACT WorkKeys® Job Skills Assessment Improvements

By Jason Word | October 12, 2023

Brookhaven, Miss – Jumpstart Test Prep, through its ACT WorkKeys Review Program is helping educators across the state deliver impressive career readiness results for our emerging workforce. Developed by expert Mississippi educators, Jumpstart’s online curriculum platform provides realistic timed practice along with tips and strategies that are followed by actionable assessment data – all taking […]

MEC Hobnob Co-Convener 2023 and Co-Host Roadshow 2024

By Cathy Northington | October 12, 2023

Five New Broadband Expansion Projects Approved

By Jason Word | October 5, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently approved five new broadband projects in Mississippi. These projects are in addition to Mississippi’s seven other BIP projects that are already in various stages of completion. In 2022, the state of Mississippi was awarded over $32 million for the Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP) to […]

Quality Beverage expanding operations in Lowndes County

By Jason Word | October 4, 2023

Jackson, Miss.  – Quality Beverage is expanding its operations in Lowndes County. The project is a $10.25 million corporate investment that will create 31 new jobs. Quality Beverage is a leading private-label manufacturer of dispensed beverage concentrates, syrups and sweeteners for the food and beverage industry. The expansion will include the construction of a 50,000-square-foot […]

MEC Board Retreat 2023 (Cleveland, MS)

By Cathy Northington | October 2, 2023

MEC Board Retreat 2023 (Cleveland, MS)

By Cathy Northington | October 2, 2023

MEC Board Retreat 2023 (Cleveland, MS)

By Cathy Northington | October 2, 2023

Hobnob 2023 Sponsors

By Will Caves | October 2, 2023

REGISTRATION SPONSOR Landers Auto Group   NETWORKING BREAK/REFRESHMENTS SPONSOR F.E.B. Distributing Company, Inc./Capital City Beverages   PREMIER SPONSORS Electric Cooperatives of Mississippi   CORPORATE SPONSORS Amazon AT&T Atmos Energy BankPlus Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Butler Snow Cadence Bank Caesars Entertainment Corporation Chevron Products Company Clarion Ledger / […]

Toyota Mississippi Names New President

By Jason Word | October 2, 2023

Toyota Motor North America announced Erik Skaggs has been promoted to president of Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi (TMMMS) effective October 23. Skaggs joined Toyota in 1993 as an engineer at its Georgetown, Kentucky site where he held leadership roles in quality control, body operations and production before becoming a general manager in 2015. In 2020, […]

Nissan Announces Changes to its U.S. Manufacturing Leadership Team to Support ‘Factories of the Future’ Vision

By Jason Word | September 29, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As Nissan invests in U.S. manufacturing to support its long-term vision, Ambition 2030, the company is announcing changes to its manufacturing leadership team. Victor Taylor, currently senior director of Manufacturing Operations for Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant in Mississippi, is promoted to vice president, Nissan Canton. Taylor brings more than 20 years of engineering […]

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