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Over 200 Participate in MEC’s Virtual Legislative Scrambler with Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann

By Will Caves | March 5, 2021

MEC hosted our second virtual, live-stream-only Legislative Scrambler of the 2021 Mississippi Legislative Session on Wednesday, March 10th at the Mississippi State Capitol. The event featured Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann. You may watch a replay of the event below. MEC’s Legislative Scramblers are a great way to have a voice at the Capitol without ever […]

Gov. Reeves Ends Mask Mandate, COVID-19 Business Restrictions

By Will Caves | March 2, 2021

Governor Tate Reeves signed Executive Order 1549. This order will go into effect at 5:00 PM on March 3rd and stay in effect until March 31st. “Today, I signed what I expect will be one of my last executive orders regarding COVID-19. Our hospitalizations have plummeted, and our case numbers have fallen dramatically as well. […]

Leisure Pools Creating 100 Jobs in Picayune

By Will Caves | March 2, 2021

Leisure Pools, one of the world’s largest composite fiberglass swimming pool, spa, and tanning ledge manufacturers, has finalized plans to establish manufacturing and distribution operations in Picayune. The project is a $3.25 million corporate investment and will create 100 jobs. Leisure Pools purchased an 83,200-square-foot facility in the Picayune Industrial Park. The new Picayune operations […]

MEC Legislative Scrambler Featuring Speaker Philip Gunn Rescheduled for March 4th

By Will Caves | March 1, 2021

Due to unavoidable circumstances, MEC has rescheduled our Legislative Scrambler with Speaker of the House Philip Gunn to tomorrow, March 4th at 8:00 a.m. You may watch the MEC Scrambler from your desk via live stream on the day of the event. MEC’s Legislative Scramblers are a great way to have a voice at the […]

Ingalls Shipbuilding Awarded Life-Cycle Engineering Contract on U.S. Navy’s LPD 17 Program

By Will Caves | March 1, 2021

Huntington Ingalls Industries recently announced that its Ingalls Shipbuilding division has been awarded a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for life-cycle engineering and support services on the U.S. Navy’s San Antonio (LPD 17) class of amphibious transport docks. This follow-on contract consists of a base contract valued at $36.9 million with a cumulative value of $213.9 million if […]

Legislative Scrambler 2021 Registration Form

By Will Caves | February 26, 2021

Please fill out the form below to register for Legislative Scrambler 2021!

SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program

By Will Caves | February 24, 2021

Building on a month of strong results, the Biden-Harris Administration and the U.S. Small Business Administration are taking steps with the Paycheck Protection Program to further promote equitable relief for America’s mom-and-pop businesses. The latest round of Paycheck Protection Program funding opened one month ago and already the Biden Administration has succeeded in making major […]

MSU Northern Gulf Aquatic Food Research Center Approved for Construction in Ocean Springs

By Will Caves | February 16, 2021

Mississippi State has received formal approval to build the Northern Gulf Aquatic Food Research Center, a multi-million-dollar facility in Ocean Springs and the first of its kind on the Mississippi Coast. The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, Jackson County Board of Supervisors, and Jackson County Port Authority have formally approved siting the center on four […]

East Systems Adding 12 Jobs in Columbus

By Will Caves | February 11, 2021

Electronic components manufacturing company East Systems is expanding in Columbus to accommodate an increase in demand. The project is an $890,100 corporate investment and will create a dozen jobs. “Mississippi’s small businesses, such as East Systems, are the backbone of our state’s economy. When they add new, good-paying jobs, it is a testament to the […]

Lockers Manufacturing Creating 60 Jobs in Batesville

By Will Caves | February 9, 2021

Lockers Manufacturing, a producer of lockers for the American market, is locating its manufacturing operations in Batesville. The project is a $5.35 million corporate investment and will create 60 jobs. “Lockers Manufacturing’s decision to invest in Mississippi by opening this new location and bringing 60 new jobs to Panola County is yet another prime example […]

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