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EEI Announces Entergy Corporation as 2020 Emergency Response Award Recipient

By Will Caves | January 15, 2021

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently announced Entergy Corporation as a recipient of EEI’s Emergency Response Award. Entergy received five response awards, including recovery awards for Hurricane Laura and severe thunderstorms last April, and assistance awards for hurricanes Sally, Isaias and Hanna. Presented to EEI member companies, Emergency Response Awards recognize recovery and assistance efforts […]

Biewer Lumber Creating 150 Jobs in at New Winona Sawmill

By Will Caves | January 14, 2021

Biewer Lumber is constructing a new, state-of-the-art sawmill in Winona, Mississippi. The project is a $130 million investment and will create 150 jobs. “The growth of companies like Biewer Lumber in Mississippi sends a strong message that our state has a supportive business environment and a skilled workforce,” Gov. Tate Reeves said. “Biewer Lumber’s construction […]

Governor Tate Reeves Announces New COVID-19 Measures – January 12, 2021

By Will Caves | January 13, 2021

Governor Tate Reeves has announced those who are 65 years and older or if you have a pre-existing medical condition, are now eligible to make an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals can schedule an appointment by dialing the call center: 1-877-978-6453. You can also go to the website: “My main priority is […]

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By Will Caves | January 12, 2021

Comcast Announces Completion of Major Technology Upgrade in Jackson

By Cathy Northington | January 11, 2021

(JACKSON, MS) – January 12, 2021: Comcast announced today the completion of a major technology investment in Jackson designed to enhance internet speeds and support the most advanced services to residents and businesses. “We truly appreciate Comcast’s continued investment in our state,” said Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves. “The pandemic has brought to light just how […]

Mississippi Department of Employment Security Announces Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers

By Will Caves | January 11, 2021

On December 27, 2020, the Continued Assistance for Unemployed Workers Act of 2020 (Continued Assistance Act) was signed into law. Many unemployment provisions are now extended beyond their original expiration date of December 31, 2020, and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) program, which expired July 31, 2020, is resumed for the week ending January […]

SBA and U.S. Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening; Issue New Guidance

By Will Caves | January 11, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially, only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, […]

MEC 2021 Legislative Priorities

By Will Caves | January 11, 2021

Assessing the emerging workforce is vital to helping Mississippians develop the skills necessary for future jobs. A significant step in doing this would be to provide funding for all Mississippi high school students to take both the ACT® college readiness exam and the ACT® WorkKeys® job skills assessment. Results will provide students information to understand […]

C Spire Foundation Commits $1 Million to Help Fund Computer Science Education

By Cathy Northington | January 8, 2021

Jackson, Miss. (January 7, 2021) – The C Spire Foundation made a $1 million commitment Thursday to assist school districts across Mississippi with implementing computer science programs in the classroom. One of the primary objectives of the C Spire Foundation is to support community efforts to improve educational opportunities in Mississippi, especially in the areas […]

Hurricane Zeta Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Six Counties in Mississippi

By Will Caves | January 7, 2021

On January 7, 2021, the Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) announced that Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is now available for six counties in Mississippi. Individuals in George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, and Stone counties in Mississippi, who were unable to work because of Hurricane Zeta may apply for Disaster Unemployment Assistance. People who live […]

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