Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Economic Council’

MEC launches ‘tech master’ program to honor students

JACKSON — Mississippi business leaders will start honoring graduating high school students choosing technical careers. The Mississippi Economic Council announced it would sponsor a new “tech master” program that would recognize graduating high school seniors who meet certain standards in a technical curriculum. The program will run in parallel with the existing Mississippi Scholars program, […] [...]

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 […] [...]

John Palmer and Martha Hutson receive MGA awards; Geography takes center stage

A mbassador John Palmer is the inaugural recipient of the Geographic Visionary Award from the Mississippi Geographic Alliance. The award is meant to honor a Mississippi business or civic leader who recognizes the importance of global understanding and awareness for Mississipians and promotes understanding about Mississippi in other parts of the world. In his remarks […] [...]

Governor to lead health care symposium next month

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant will host the Governor’s Health Care Economic Development Summit on Aug. 15 in Jackson. The event is co-hosted by the Mississippi Economic Council, Mississippi Economic Development Council and Mississippi State Medical Association. Bryant will speak at 9 a.m. along with Dr. Clay Hays Jr., who is chairman of the Mississippi […] [...]

State’s struggling road builders conflicted by study committee

Late in the last legislative session, state lawmakers approved a resolution to form a study committee to look into the issue of funding for road and bridge work. It seemed that Mississippi’s struggling road builders had finally caught a break. But now local roadbuilders are wondering if the study is a positive step or not […] [...]

Waller makes MEC go

by 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. […] [...]

Highway revenue study committee to start work in May

One of the last things the Senate did before adjourning the first week of April was pass a resolution forming a committee to study revenues and expenditures deemed necessary to expand and maintain Mississippi’s highways. The committee will have 19 members, and its findings will be presented to the entire Legislature next session. Members have […] [...]

MEC steps back from Medicaid expansion argument

The Mississippi Economic Council, the statewide business organization that produced a “blueprint” for Mississippi health care last year, is staying out of the intense legislative debate over whether to expand Medicaid to around 300,000 of the state’s working poor. With the issue unlikely to be resolved without a special session, the MEC will have more […] [...]

Host elected to board

by Published: February 22,2013

Tags: Gerald Host, Mississippi Economic Council, Trustmark Corp

Gerard R. Host, president and CEO of Trustmark Corp., has been elected to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s board of directors. His term runs through Dec. 31, 2015. Host joined Trustmark in 1984 and has served as COO, executive vice president and CFO; chairman of the board of Trustmark Financial Services Inc.; executive vice […] [...]

Blake Wilson makes MEC truly statewide with roadshows, technology

The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) is the face of business, acting as a statewide chamber of commerce. And the face of MEC is president and CEO Blake Wilson, who will celebrate 15 years with MEC in January. “Blake is like the Eveready bunny on speed when it comes to the amount of energy he expends […] [...]

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