Posts Tagged ‘chamber of commerce’

State’s Creative Economy potential to be focus of the MEC’s annual meeting

by Ted Carter Published: April 7,2014

Tags: Blake Wilson, Business, chamber of commerce, economic development, MEC, Mississippi, Steve Azar

Leaders from across the state are showing great confidence in the direction Mississippi is moving and in the ability to improve its economic competitiveness, the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) says in reporting on a survey done during the MEC’s Blueprint Mississippi Pathway to Progress Tour,. Business and community leaders rate Mississippi as a newly emerging […] [...]

Kelly Boutwell added, Jason Word promoted at MEC

  Kelly Boutwell is the new director of member involvement at the Mississippi Economic Council, joining MEC from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where she served as senior marketing specialist. She began her professional career as service manager at BRAVO! Italian Restaurant, where she became the state’s youngest certified sommelier at age 23. Boutwell […] [...]

MEC poll: Health care ranks tops among Jackson businesses

JACKSON — Business and community leaders in the Jackson area believe health care tops the list of opportunities for future economic growth in their area, according to a Dec. 17, 2013, survey. The survey was part of the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi Pathway to Progress Tour that traveled to 19 cities in all regions […] [...]

MEC surveys find optimism, confidence in state’s economy

JACKSON — Leaders from across the state are showing great confidence in the direction Mississippi is moving and in the ability to improve its economic competitiveness, according to the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC). Surveyed during the MEC’s Blueprint Mississippi Pathway to Progress Tour, business and community leaders rate Mississippi as a newly emerging growth state, […] [...]

Weather has MEC’s annual Hobnob Mississippi moving to the Mississippi Coliseum

JACKSON — Because of inclement weather conditions expected on Thursday, the Mississippi Economic Council’s 12th Annual Hobnob Mississippi will be held at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson. “The good news is The Coliseum floor footprint is actually even a little larger than our tent — and there is still plenty of room in the wings […] [...]

Investigator: Mayor double-billed, pocketed $461K

SOUTHAVEN — An investigator with the Mississippi auditor’s office has testified in court that Southaven Mayor Greg Davis submitted duplicate charges to the city and the Chamber of Commerce, and was reimbursed a total of $461,000. Davis’ attorney denied the claim. Karen Swain, an investigator with the state auditor’s office, said the city and the […] [...]

Economic development organizations launch new blog

VICKSBURG — Vicksburg economic development partners have launched a blog to keep the public informed on what is going on in the world of economic development and its effect on Vicksburg and Warren County. Several Vicksburg organizations started meeting last fall to discuss marketing internally. The organizations include the Chamber of Commerce, Main Street, Convention […] [...]

Mississippi State, MEC partner on new scholarship program

STARKVILLE — A new scholarship program has formed representing a partnership between Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Economic Council’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. “Today I am very pleased to announce that Mississippi State University will offer a scholarship worth $6,000 to every STAR student in Mississippi,” MSU president Mark Keenum said. “The Mississippi […] [...]

Diplomat urges businesses to explore Great White North

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant and a Canadian diplomat are urging Mississippi’s business community to look north for trading opportunities. Stephen Brereton, Canada’s consul general in Atlanta, spoke before the Mississippi Economic Council yesterday at its annual Hobnob event in Jackson. The Canadian ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, had been scheduled to attend. […] [...]

Canadian ambassador to ‘Hobnob’ this week

JACKSON — The Canadian ambassador to the United States will be in Mississippi on Wednesday. The Clarion-Ledger reports Gary Doer is a special guest at Wednesday’s Mississippi Hobnob 2012, an annual event hosted by the Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s chamber of commerce. Canadian Consul General Stephen Brereton will also be a special guest. Hundreds […] [...]

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