Tag Archives: Mississippi Economic Council

Mississippi governor says voters should voluntarily show ID

October 31, 2012

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Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday that he thinks it would be a good idea for people in the state to voluntarily show identification when they vote, even though it’s not required by law. “If you have to show a ID to buy a pack of cigarettes or to buy alcohol, which you should, then […]

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Fed sees moderate increase in regional economic activity

October 15, 2012

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The Fed is reporting modest gains in regional as well as nationwide economic activity. U.S. economic activity has expanded over the last four months, though spending is reported to be flat or up only slightly, the Federal Reserve said in its Beige Book report issued Oct. 10. Manufacturing sectors activity was mixed but, on balance, […]

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MEC hosts ‘A Capital Day’ for business community

January 5, 2012

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Speakers address energy, education and health JACKSON – Members of the business community gathered at the Marriott hotel in Jackson today to hear Gov.-elect Phil Bryant’s agenda for economic development and the details of Blueprint Mississippi, a report on improving the state’s economic health that is sponsored by the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) and other […]

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Business leaders’ Blueprint 2011 puts priority on Creative Economy effort

October 13, 2011

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Mississippi’s strengthened economic development position has equipped it to become a player in the “Creative Economy,” a pursuit that involves fostering the creation and expansion of knowledge-based business that range from high-tech to film making to capitalizing on the Magnolia State’s cultural and historic heritage. So says the Blueprint Mississippi 2011 in a list of […]

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Marching out of Georgia: Why Mississippi shouldn’t fully copy Peach State

June 22, 2011

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By Ted Carter Role models are wonderful things, but sometimes you want to be careful about them. Such is the case with the aspirations of Mississippi’s business and civic leaders to be like Georgia. The Peach State in general and Atlanta in particular have had plenty of success to boast about over the last couple […]

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Poll of Mississippians finds business optimism, concern for education

December 21, 2010

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By Ted Carter Is that a light at the end of the economic tunnel we’re seeing? Could be, according to the triennial Mississippi Economic Council-Godwin Group Economic State of the State survey. The survey, performed on behalf of the State Chamber of Commerce and the Mississippi Economic Council, polled 300 voting age residents and 300 […]

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