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Mississippi Economic Council

Date: Apr 18, 2024
Exhibit Hall - 601-960-2321
Mississippi Economic Council


About MEC

The Mississippi Economic Council – the State Chamber of Commerce – has been the voice of Mississippi business since 1949. MEC deals with broad issues that relate to businesses through Advocacy, Research, Resources and Leadership.

MEC Mission Statement

To be the leading force for business in Mississippi. Use factual, data-driven research to promote collaboration between top private and public sector leaders, develop feasible solutions for economic competitiveness, and effectively advocate proactive public policy to put Mississippi and her citizens in the place of greatest opportunity.

MEC Vision Statement

Serve as the essential organization for Mississippi businesses to cultivate job creation and economic growth.

MEC Core Values

  • Leadership
  • Investment
  • Influence
  • Partnership
  • Diversity
  • Unity
  • Trust
  • Resources
  • Engagement
  • Nonpartisanship

MEC Value Statement

Providing leadership to create a more prosperous future for all citizens is the foundation for MEC. Developing partnerships with like-minded organizations allows consensus building to advance meaningful pro-business, free enterprise public policy. Strong relationships built on trust can facilitate business connections for prospective members and provide essential resources for success. Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion of people, businesses, and ideas encourages engagement that allows for advancing non-partisan principles and an entrepreneurial spirit. By maintaining an effective communication process, MEC will serve as the unified voice of business.

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