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MEC Tour 2021 Leflore County 11 a.m. Registration Form

By Will Caves | June 21, 2021

MEC Tour 2021 Leflore County 9:30 a.m. Registration Form

By Will Caves | June 21, 2021

Annual Meeting Chair’s Reception Registration Form

By Will Caves | June 10, 2021

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 6:00-8:30 p.m. The Westin – Downtown Jackson

Ten County Development Groups Win Excellerator Grants from Entergy Mississippi

By Will Caves | May 21, 2021

In the competitive world of economic development, everyone is looking for that extra edge. Ten Mississippi communities will get help with that in the form of 50/50 matching grants from Entergy Mississippi’s Excellerator Competitive Communities program. In its fifth year, the program helps county economic development organizations pursue projects that make them more attractive to […]

Leadership Mississippi Virtual Interest Meeting Question Form

By Will Caves | May 19, 2021

Kohler Power Increasing Manufacturing Capacity in Hattiesburg

By Will Caves | May 18, 2021

Kohler Power, manufacturer of engines, generators and uninterruptible power supplies, is expanding its manufacturing operations in Hattiesburg. The project will create 75 jobs. Kohler Power has had a manufacturing presence in Hattiesburg since 1998. There, the company produces air-cooled engines for a variety of applications, including KOHLER home standby generators. Kohler Power is adding a […]

MEC STAR Program Honors 2020-2021 STAR Students & STAR Teachers

By Will Caves | May 12, 2021

On Thursday, April 29, 2021, MEC’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program recognized the academic achievements of the state’s Top 20 ALL STAR Scholars, ALL STAR Teachers, and Hall of Fame Teacher Inductees at an awards ceremony at Mississippi College. The theme for the 2021 Education Event was “Strength & Resilience.” This year, more than 300 […]

MEC’s STAR Program Honors Top 3 ALL STAR Students

By Will Caves | May 12, 2021

An Itawamba Agricultural High School student with a perfect 36 composite score on the American College Test (ACT), combine scores of 144 and average of 100.08 has been named Mississippi’s TOP ALL-STAR Scholar for 2021. Bobby G. Jarrell is the son of Bobby and Jennifer Jarrell of Fulton, MS. Jarrell will receive a $24,000 scholarship […]

Small Business Administration Funds 16,000 Restaurant Revitalization Fund Awards

By Will Caves | May 12, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin delivering economic relief from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, established by the American Rescue Plan and signed into law by President Joe Biden, to more than 16,000 approved applicants. This first round of funding represents over $2 billion of relief awarded since last Monday’s successful program launch. Restaurants and […]

Ingalls Shipbuilding Extends 29 Full-Time Job Offers to High School Seniors

By Will Caves | May 12, 2021

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division has extended full-time job offers to 29 high school seniors across coastal Mississippi and Alabama who have successfully completed Ingalls Shipbuilder Academy. “These students earned a place in this program because of their mechanical skills and academic performance, and by working hard and maintaining great attendance,” said Edmond Hughes, […]

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