Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Economic Development Council’

Butler Snow adds Jordan N. Walker and Tray Hairston to firm

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC has added Jordan N. Walker and Tray Hairston in the firm’s Ridgeland office. Walker will be a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices and Healthcare Group, and Hairston will serve in the Public Finance and Incentives Group. Walker earned his juris doctorate and bachelor’s degree in international […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Henson makes mark on economic development of Mississippi’s marketplace

by Martin Willoughby Published: March 8,2013

Tags: Mary Martha Henson, Mississippi Economic Development Council, Sully Sullenberger

One of my regrets in life is not traveling more in life when I had greater flexibility in my schedule. I have no one to blame but myself. I even had a professor in college warn me that I would regret it if I did not seize the opportunity early in life to travel and […] [...]

Where do economic developers come from?

by Phil Hardwick Published: August 5,2012

Tags: economic development, Mississippi Economic Development Council, Phil Hardwick

Having been in the field of economic development for more than 25 years I have seen many changes in the characteristics of those involved in the profession. One change in particular was that it seemed that those involved in economic development and chamber of commerce work were becoming more professional, or at least were coming […] [...]

MARTIN WILLOUGHBY: Positive style pays off for Entergy’s Fisackerly

Organizations face challenges daily. The key is how they respond. The leader’s role is crucial in setting the tone for the organization. Leadership guru Kevin Eikenberry noted, “Remember that whatever energy you bring to your work will be noticed and amplified. Your personal attitude is a huge part of the energy you inject into your […] [...]

Gumm earns honor

Jay Paul Gumm, executive director of the Stone County Economic Development Partnership (EDP), received an award for leadership in economic development at the Mississippi Economic Development Council’s Winter Conference. Gumm, who just completed his first year with the EDP, won the Jimmy and Ray Heidel Leadership Award. Jimmy Heidel, for whom the award is named, […] [...]

Q&A: Carol Hardwick touts MEDC’s new exchange, Y.P. programs

Carol Hardwick is executive director and COO of Jackson-based Mississippi Economic Development Council, which serves economic development and chamber professionals statewide. Hardwick studied political science at Millsaps College before working for Sen. Thad Cochran, coordinating to his 1990 and 1996 campaigns and handling PAC fundraising. Hardwick joined MEDC in 2002. She and husband, Phil, a […] [...]

Hardwick earns CAE designation

  The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has announced that Carol Hardwick, executive director/COO of the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC), has earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential.  Hardwick was honored by the ASAE at its annual meeting in Los Angeles. The CAE is the highest professional credential in the association industry. Less […] [...]

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