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A M E S S A G E F R O M M E C L E A D E R S Atmos Energy 2015 2016 Chair Over the past 12 months, MEC has been at the forefront of improving Mississippis economic competitiveness. Our theme for this

As the workforce legislation shows, lifelong learning is important when it comes to education. Additionally, MEC understands that having a strong foundation is just as important. I applaud legislative

ABOUT MEC Our Mission Building a Sense of Statewide Business Community Our Vision Giving You a Meaningful Voice at the Capitol Without Leaving Your Desk Putting Mississippi in the Place of Greatest

More than 2,300 business and community leaders from around the state attended MECs 2015 2016 Pacesetter Tour, held in 22 locations statewide. At each location, MEC discussed Transportation, Economic

M I S S I S S I P P I E C O N O M I C C O U N C I L S 2 0 1 5 A N N U A L M E E T I N G More than 2,000 business and community leaders and elected officials attended MECs 66th Annual Meeting M

D E Miss Mississippi 2014 Jasmine Murray entertains the crowd at the Annual Meeting Luncheon. 20142015 MEC Chair Alveno Castilla gives his remarks at the 2015 Annual Meeting. Joe McAndrew left of Tr

MECs 14th Annual HOBNOB October 29, 2015 Business leaders from around the state gather at Hobnob Mississippi each year to network and enjoy a great lunch with more than 1,700 other Hobnob attendees.

D State Auditor Stacey Pickering opens the Hobnob Mississippi 2015 political speeches. MEC Chairs David Gates 20152016 and Robin Robinson 20162017 watch the political speeches from the crowd at the 14

CAPITAL 2016 DAY MEC Over 1,200 business leaders and elected officials converged on the Jackson Marriott and State Capitol on January 7, 2016 for MECs Capital Day, its largest legislative event. Atte

Leaders from across Mississippi join Legislators in attendance at the MEC Capital Day buffet luncheon at the Jackson Marriott each year. Institutions of Higher Learning Commissioner Dr. Glenn Boyce d

EDUCATION CELEBRATION Celebrating the Past Embracing the Future The 2015 Education Celebration honored over 280 STAR Students and STAR Teachers, the most ever in the 50year history of the program. Th

Public Education Forum Mississippi Scholars Mississippi Scholars Tech Master The Mississippi Scholars Tech Master program the companion program to Mississippi Scholars completed its first full year

LEADERSHIP MISSISSIPPI Leadership Mississippi is the second oldest statewide leadership program in the nation. The program is endowed through a generous contribution from the late J.C. and Anne Redd,

MEC Legislative Scramblers are a way for members to connect with legislative leaders and are a great way that MEC provides A Meaningful Voice at the Capitol Without Leaving Your Desk. Special thanks

Every Mississippian deserves a safe and reliable transportation system. Excelerate Mississippi focuses on commonsense solutions that will create real jobs, real opportunities and protect all Mississip

Economic Development Opportunities Increase with Passage of Key Legislation Workforce Training Fund to Bring Opportunities Jobs funding for training for new jobs and the retention of jobs. In 2015, m

LEADERSHIP SPONSORS SUPPORTER SPONSORS BankFirst Financial Services CalMaine Foods, Inc. EdgeTheory, LLC Eutaw Construction Company, Inc. GallowayChandlerMcKinney Insurance Hotel Restaurant Supply I

LEADERSHIP SPONSORS ENTREPRENEUR SPONSORS AvantGarde Consulting Services, Inc. Capital Oil, Inc Capitol Resources, LLC Clark Beverage Group ClevelandBolivar County Chamber of Commerce Cornerstone Gov

C O R P O R AT E S P O N S O R S MISSISSIPPI ECONOMIC COUNCIL THE STATE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE P.O. Box 23276 Jackson, MS 392253276 Phone 18007487626 or 6019690022 Fax 18887172809 or 6013530247 www.