Posts Tagged ‘chambers of commerce’

Bryant baffled by opposition to immigration-enforcement bill

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant said he doesn’t understand some of the opposition that’s developed to an immigration-enforcement bill, particularly from businesses that say they don’t hire illegal immigrants, anyway. “If they’re not hiring illegal immigrants I am baffled as to why they think this law would be detrimental to their work,” Bryant told reporters […] [...]

Aldermen review thousands in charges to Davis’ city credit card

SOUTHAVEN — A Southaven alderman says he and fellow aldermen spent nearly six hours in a closed-door session Tuesday reviewing thousands of dollars in charges to Mayor Greg Davis’ since-canceled city credit card. Alderman Ronnie Hale said the state auditor’s office, which has already ordered Davis to repay more than $170,000 in personal charges, requested […] [...]

Audit report questions Davis’ reimbursements from chamber of commerce

SOUTHAVEN — Newly released audit reports call into question large entertainment reimbursements the Southaven Chamber of Commerce paid Mayor Greg Davis without receipts or other documentation. The reports released yesterday by the chamber to The Commercial Appeal include a statement by auditors saying they “were unable to examine sufficient documentation” involving $75,800 in expenses incurred […] [...]

Chamber says it reimbursed Davis for expenses

SOUTHAVEN — Officials with the Southaven Chamber of Commerce say it reimbursed Mayor Greg Davis for expenses through his account with the organization. The Commercial Appeals reports how much Davis has been reimbursed over the years is unknown. The newspaper says it has filed a records request with the chamber. Chamber officials say no questions […] [...]

MEC unveils Blueprint, Bryant and Reeves pledge support

JACKSON — The Mississippi Economic Council wants legislators to expand charter schools, recruit more businesses, improve teacher quality and increase the amount of funding available to entrepreneurs. The MEC is the state chamber of commerce. Yesterday, the group released its Blueprint, a set of policy recommendations for lawmakers and other state officials. Incoming Gov. Phil […] [...]

Supervisors want public, private sectors to work together

MADISON COUNTY — Madison County wants public bodies and private businesses to set a course jointly for future economic growth. The Clarion-Ledger reports the current Board of Supervisors is asking the three economic development agencies, five chambers of commerce and four municipalities to bring a list of development priorities to the new board in January. […] [...]

Blueprint survey: Respondents guardedly optimistic

JACKSON — A detailed report on the results gathered during in the Mississippi Economic Council’s Blueprint Mississippi Road Show is complete. More than 2,000 business and community leaders from throughout the state took part in the electronic voting process at the face-to-face meetings held in 20 different communities. An additional 1,000 participated in an online […] [...]

U.S. Chamber: Stalled energy projects costing state billions

by Published: March 20,2011

Tags: chambers of commerce, energy, gross domedtic product, jobs

WASHINGTON — As part of its Project No Project initiative, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a first-of-its-kind economic study identifying three stalled energy projects in Mississippi that the organization says in aggregate are costing the state’s economy $14.8 billion in GDP and 27,300 jobs a year that could be created during the construction phase […] [...]

Chamber offers online disaster preparedness plan

GULFPORT — The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce has developed the Disaster/Hurricane Preparation Plan for Business Security & Recovery. The packet was created to assist businesses, business owners and employees in the event of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane. The toolkit consists of checklists, forms, and emergency contacts to help get businesses […] [...]

Chamber pushing for Capitol Complex water upgrades

by Published: March 29,2010

Tags: chambers of commerce, infrastructure, wastewater, water

JACKSON — On March 24, the board of directors of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution supporting funding from the state for water system upgrades for the Mississippi Cpaitol Complex. The resolution reads: “WHEREAS, the 2010 Mississippi Legislature, through House Bill 1701, is actively considering a measure to assist in paying for water […] [...]

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