Posts Tagged ‘MEC’

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 […] [...]

Northington, Kilroy promoted

by Tacy Rayburn Published: March 14,2014

Tags: Cathy Northington, Christi Kilroy, MEC, Mississippi Economic Council

The Mississippi Economic Council has promoted Cathy Northington and Christi Kilroy to new leadership positions. Northington has been named vice president, programs and administration. Hired a decade ago as a part-time, entry-level employee, Northington worked her way up from the ground floor at MEC. Married with three children, she is a member of the Professional […] [...]

MEC stumping for support to curb Department of Revenue actions

by Ted Carter Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Blake Wilson, Business, MEC, Mississippi

The Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi Manufactures Association and a host of other state business groups have initiated a campaign they say is aimed at “reining in the state Department of Revenue.” The campaign is an attempt to increase legislative support for a pair of House and Senate bills, both of which have passed their respective […] [...]

Soft-spoken steel man Tommy Dulaney well-respected in his industry

by Becky Gillette Published: June 28,2013

Tags: Blake Wilson, manufacturing, MEC, Meridian, steel industry, Structural Steel Services, Tommy Dulaney

Tommy Dulaney is well-respected statewide for taking an initial $60,000 investment in Meridian’s Structural Steel Services in 1975 into a business today that specializes in building structural steel for power plants, steel mills and other industries worldwide. But while building SSS into a business employing 330, Dulaney has found time to volunteer, including serving as […] [...]

Waller makes MEC go

by Lisa Monti Published: May 10,2013

Tags: MEC, Mississippi Economic Council, Scott Waller

Former journalist carves out  new, successful career at the MEC Making the career transition from journalism to economic development turned out to be not that much of a stretch, says Scott Waller, senior vice president of public affairs for the Mississippi Economic Council, the state chamber of commerce. It’s all about building relationships, he said. […] [...]

MEC elects officers

by MBJ Staff Published: June 12,2011

Tags: Carl Chaney, Haley Fisackerly, Jerry Host, MEC, Mississippi Economic Council, Tommy Dulaney

Tommy Dulaney, president and CEO of Structural Steel Services Inc., has been elected as the 2011-2012 Mississippi Economic Council chair. Jerry Host, president and CEO of Trustmark, was elected to serve as the 2012-13 MEC chair. Haley Fisackerly, president and CEO of Entergy Mississippi, was chosen as the 2013-14 MEC chair. Carl Chaney, president and […] [...]

Pieces in place for big tourism boom in Mississippi

But Peavey Electronics founder Hartley Peavey says we must use them   Centuries ago, when villages decided to celebrate something – maybe a successful harvest –  business owners got to thinking. Folks doing the celebrating are probably going to be hungry, they concluded. So let’s sell them something to eat. They’ll most likely want to […] [...]

Mississippi front-runner in court E-filing

by Amy McCullough Published: February 21,2010

Tags: court technology, e-filing, MEC, Mississippi Electronic Court system

Scott County following the lead of Madison County with open records for all With e-filing through the Mississippi Electronic Court (MEC) system, lawyers save time and money, and lengthy legal briefs in pdf format are accessible to the public with the stroke of a button. The system allows attorneys to file their pleadings and retrieve […] [...]

We must look beyond the Toyota headlines

by For the MBJ Published: February 21,2010

Tags: Blake Wilson, MEC, Toyota

Editor, Mississippi is often characterized as a whole by a single negative statistic that generates a convenient headline. As little effort is made to look at the whole picture, our state and our people are often mischaracterized by those who don’t know us. As a native of Delaware, when I first announced to friends I […] [...]

Wilson gets it

by Laura Smith Published: February 8,2010

Tags: Blake Wilson, Business, education, MEC

  MEC president understands link between education and business Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) president Blake Wilson understands the important link between education and the business community. That understanding has not gone unnoticed by others. Hank Bounds, commissioner of the State Institutions of Higher Learning, said Wilson, who has spent more than 15 years working with […] [...]

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