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MEC announces Future Leadership and elected officers

Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) has announced its future leadership and the elected officers include the following: · William A. “Lex” Taylor III, President and Chairman of the Board of The Taylor Group of Companies, Inc., as MEC’s 2019-2020 Chair. · Anthony L. Wilson, President and CEO of Mississippi Power, as MEC’s 2020-2021 Chair. · Augustus L. (Leon) Collins, Chief Executive ...

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Mississippi businesses ask for focus on worker training

Mississippi lawmakers and officials tell business leaders they’re hearing their concerns about needing more and better-educated workers, touting efforts to improve child care and produce more high school graduates. The Mississippi Economic Council, the state’s chamber of commerce, says it’s making workforce development one of its main priorities in this year’s Legislature. The council met Thursday in Jackson for its ...

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Leadership Mississippi celebrates 54 graduates in class of 2018

Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program announced the 54 graduates of the Class of 2018. The Class of 2018 participants completed five sessions in locations across Mississippi, including Jackson, Oxford, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Tunica, and Columbus. Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation and is conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Since its inception ...

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Mississippi Economic Council announces 2018-2019 Board Leadership

The Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) recently elected officers for the Board of Directors for 2018-2019. Elected officers include: · James Daniel “Dan” Rollins III, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of BancorpSouth Bank, as MEC’s 2018-2019 Chair. · William A. “Lex” Taylor III, President and Chairman of the Board of The Taylor Group, Inc., as MEC’s 2019-2020 Chair. ...

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Waller named to top post of MEC

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Scott Waller has been named president and chief executive of the Mississippi Economic Council, the state chamber of commerce. The appointment was announced Tuesday at MEC Capital Day 2018, where over 1,000 business and community leaders from across Mississippi joined with legislators and state leaders to discuss the upcoming legislative agenda. Waller, who has been with ...

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Leadership Mississippi Class of 2017 Graduates at Old Capitol Inn

The Mississippi Economic Council’s Leadership Mississippi program recently graduated 50 for the Class of 2017. Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation and is conducted by the M.B. Swayze Foundation. Graduates, alphabetically, are Frankie Adair, Thania Averett, Heather F. Bennett, Jerry Bennett, Vernell Bennett, Ed.D., Christa Rouse Bishop, Caron Blanton, APR, Steven Blaylock, Kent Bloodworth, ...

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HORNE’s Tax Partner Joins Mississippi Economic Council’s Board of Governors

HORNE LLP Tax Partner John Scott, CPA, recently joined the Mississippi Economic Council’s (MEC) Board of Governors. Scott will assist the MEC in its mission of building a sense of statewide business community while also providing perspective in the specific areas of tax legislation and tax policies. The MEC is the state’s chamber of commerce, and its board of governors ...

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Kitchings named vice president of member involvement at MEC

The Mississippi Economic Council recently named Beth Kitchings as Vice President of Member Involvement. Kitchings leads a team responsible for growing, engaging and retaining the membership base of the state’s chamber of commerce. She joins MEC with more than 25 years of sales, marketing, and communications experience with organizations and clients in the healthcare, education, financial services, manufacturing, and tourism ...

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Engineer: Inspectors to close many Mississippi wood bridges

Urging Mississippi lawmakers to provide more infrastructure funding, a county engineer warned Thursday that a stiffened federal inspection program could force repairs or the closure of hundreds of county bridges across the state in the next two years. Jeff Dungan, whose company is the county engineer for six south Mississippi counties, told the Senate Transportation Committee Thursday that federal inspectors ...

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Wilson leaving MEC for next director to build on foundation

By JACK WEATHERLY Blake Wilson has continued to make the Mississippi Economic Council a statewide organization. As the third chief executive of the MEC, he said he has built on the foundation established by M.B. Swayze, who led the organization after it was established in 1949. “He went around the state. He had an old Valiant. Everybody told me about ...

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