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MEDC announces 2019-2020 officers and board of directors

Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) announces Officers and Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 year. MEDC is a professional association of economic development, chambers and associated stakeholders who work together to advance the profession and to advance economic development efforts in Mississippi through advocacy, collaboration, education and by providing resources to its members. MEDC is the voice of the economic ...

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Mississippi Economic Development Council honored at conference

The Mississippi Economic Development Council recently received honors for a communications piece at the Southern Economic Development Council Communication Awards Ceremony in Mobile, Ala. The entry in the Thinking Outside the Box category titled Mississippi Prospects – Economic & Community Development Podcasts, won an Award of Merit for the State Division. Mississippi Prospects was hosted by Jeff Rent, Senior Vice ...

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Hancock Port wins award

The Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission is the winner of the Mississippi Economic Development Council’s 2015 Community Economic Development Award for its new marketing materials and rebranding. The new brand identity — Hancock: Port, Air and Space — features a new logo and tagline that promotes the Commission’s scope and purpose. The Hancock Chamber of Commerce managed the rebranding ...

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Mississippi public universities partner with business groups to launch MBEN

Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Glenn Boyce has announced the launch of the Mississippi Business Engagement Network, an initiative to connect business and industry to the wealth of university assets housed within Mississippi Public Universities. The initiative has a website, msben.com, to facilitate these connections. “The Mississippi Business Engagement Network serves as a way for business leaders, economic developers and site selectors to ...

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Mary Martha Henson brings a variety of experiences to MEDC leadership position

Although she feels she has some big shoes to fill at the helm of the Mississippi Economic Development Council, Mary Martha Henson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position she assumed less than two years ago. She serves as the executive director and chief operating officer of the statewide organization of economic development professionals. “Carole (Hardwick, former ...

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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 studies from the University of ...

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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 Health Care Solutions Institute. Hays, ...

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Where do economic developers come from?

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 from more professional backgrounds. Recently, ...

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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 team and organization.” A positive ...

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