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MMA Announces Launch of Mississippi Makers' Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney

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On February 22, we announced the launch of the Mississippi Makers' Challenge Sponsored by Hancock Whitney . This contest is open to statewide manufacturers and will crown a product as the "Coolest Thing Made in Mississippi". The nomination period runs until 3 p.m. on Friday, March 11. On Monday, March 14, voting will open on all nominated products, and the top 16 vote-getters will advance to the bracket competition. Here is a contest timeline: February 22 - March 11:  Nomination Stage March 14 - March 18:  Initial Round of Voting March 21 - March 25:  Round of 16 March 28 - April 1:  Round of 8 April 4 - April 8:  Round of 4 April 13:  Awards Luncheon Go to msmakerschallenge.com to nominate your product. All nominations and voting will be done through this website. To see our announcement video, click the box below!

Richland, MS-based Siemens Energy Wins 2021 EPA Region 4 Pollution Prevention Award

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ATLANTA (EPA Region 4) –  Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 announced the 2021 Pollution Prevention (P2) Recognition Award Winners.  Region 4 recognized companies in Kentucky, Mississippi, and South Carolina. "EPA is excited to recognize the pollution prevention projects for this year’s Region 4 P2 Award winners,”  said EPA Region 4 Administrator Daniel Blackman .” Region 4 celebrates these forward-thinking organizations that have reduced their environmental impact, improved the quality of life in their communities, and often realized cost savings as an added benefit.” The EPA Region 4 P2 Award program is an annual, voluntary, and non-monetary recognition award program. This year’s award winners are Ford Motor Company in Louisville, Kentucky, Siemens Energy in Richland, Mississippi, and Shutterfly, LLC in Fort Mill, South Carolina. Siemens Energy is a manufacturer of high voltage circuit breakers and voltage regulators for the power transmission indust

Nissan Announces Plans to Build Electric Vehicles in Mississippi

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JACKSON (Office of Governor Tate Reeves)  –  Governor Tate Reeves and officials from Nissan gathered today at Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant to announce the company’s plans to build two all-new, all-electric vehicles in the state. Nissan plans to invest $500 million in its Canton facility to support this project, marking nearly $4 billion invested in Mississippi since 2003. Nissan will begin transforming its Mississippi operations with the latest in EV manufacturing technology to support production of all-new Nissan and Infiniti EV vehicles, scheduled to begin in 2025. The project includes upskilling nearly 2,000 employees at Nissan Canton and will help ensure these jobs remain in Mississippi. “For nearly two decades, Mississippians have kept our state at the forefront of the world’s automotive industry,” said Governor Tate Reeves. “The announcement that Nissan Canton is shifting some production to EVs further positions Mississippi as a leader in this crucial economic sector. We

MMA President & CEO John McKay Named to Mississippi's Top 50

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JACKSON - The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) President & CEO John McKay was named to the 5th annual Mississippi's Top 50, which is an annual list of the people who are judged to be the most influential leaders in the state. McKay has been with MMA since 2008. In that time, McKay has helped develop and win passage of several significant legislative programs. He has led the fight to reduce or eliminate burdensome taxes, such as the inventory and franchise taxes and the sales tax on energy used by manufacturers. In 2021, his work also helped eliminate a proposed tax increase on manufacturing equipment as part of the state legislature's efforts to eliminate the state income tax. John has also helped to develop and pass major workforce development initiatives such as the Workforce Enhancement Act and the creation of the Mississippi Works Fund. Other significant legislative incentive packages supporting Mississippi companies, such as Ingalls Shipbuilding, Yokohama Ti