Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Economic Council’

MEC hopes new ‘Blueprint’ as successful as first

Latest Blueprint Mississippi unveiled at the annual A Capital Day event last week In 2004, the Mississippi Economic Council rolled out Blueprint Mississippi and pointed toward two major initiatives: improving education and the tort climate in the State of Mississippi. There were tangible successes. Education funding increased in the years after, and tort reform, after […] [...]

MEC polling finds growing support for education, training for workers

Business leaders more likely to be optimistic on state economy than voters, survey finds. Mississippians don’t want the state to let up on efforts to create an educated and well-prepared workforce, a Mississippi Economic Council survey of 600 business people and voters shows They’ve witnessed the state roll up successes such as automakers Nissan and Toyota […] [...]

Hobnob 2010

JACKSON- The Mississippi Economic Council’s “Hobnob Mississippi” swung from somber to humorous and back again as pundits, politicians and the Magnolia State’s business leaders came together for the annual event. [...]

MEC ‘voice’ a positive force for Mississippi

by Published: October 17,2010

Tags: Blake Wilson, Jack Reed, Mississippi Economic Council

A look back in the archives of the Mississippi Business Journal, it’s easy to find example after example of what the Mississippi Economic Council means to the business fortunes of this state. As one Mississippi businessperson put it, the MEC is, “A respected institution whose ideas and input and help and support are sought out […] [...]

Lawyers are winners in healthcare reform

Increases in regulation will cost insurance companies, businesses and health providers more With the Health Care Reform Act and corresponding Reconciliation Bill totaling more than 2,000 pages, the only professionals who have time to read and attempt to interpret the new law are lawyers, accountants and other consultants who are paid to do just that. […] [...]

MEC elects new board officers

Jack Reed Jr., mayor of Tupelo, has been elected as the 2010-2011 chair of the Mississippi Economic Council – The State Chamber of Commerce. Reed, a Tupelo native, was elected mayor in 2009. He is also president of R.W. Reed Company, the parent company of Reed’s Department Store. His father, Jack Reed Sr., served as […] [...]

Mississippi Economic Council Annual Meeting

JACKSON- Music is a big part of Mississippi’s heritage, according to some of the state’s public and private business leaders. [...]

Barbour, Stuart headline MEC event

Governor and county music legend expected to  celebrate Mississippi’s music heritage as tourism mechanism Mississippi’s rich musical heritage will take center stage Thursday at the Mississippi Economic Council’s 61st Annual Meeting in Jackson. With the theme “Mississippi — The Birthplace of America’s Music,” approximately 2,000 business and community leaders will see how they can use […] [...]

Mayo Flynt on Mississippi and the MEC

March 29, 2010 – AT&T Mississippi president talks with MBJ-TV and the Mississippi Business Journal editorial staff about his return to Mississippi and his role as chairman of the board for the Mississippi Economic Council. [...]

Q&A: Blake Wilson, President-CEO, Mississippi Economic Council

by Published: March 7,2010

Tags: Blake Wilson, Mississippi Economic Council, Q&A

‘The voice of business’ When Wilson talks, the state’s top business ears listen Blake Wilson is president of the Mississippi Economic Council, serving as only the third executive of the state chamber of commerce in 50 years.  The Delaware native served previously as executive vice president for the Florida Chamber of Commerce before coming to […] [...]

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