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Focus on Jobs subject of MPB’s Quorum on 3-24-2010

The March 24th edition of QUORUM on MPB focused on the state’s economic and employment prospects.  The programs are now archived on YouTube.  This one is well worth watching if you want to understand current economic conditions in Mississippi.  Click here to view the program.

The panel consisted of Gray Swoope, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority; Mississippi Economic Council president Blake Wilson; and Maury Granger, chairman of the Department of Economics at Jackson State University.

To view archived editions of Quorum go to YouTube.com and search for quorum mpb.

It’s Friday – Time for Hero of the Week

The biggest business and political event of the week was Hobnob Mississippi, a signature project of the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC).  The gathering of the state’s business and political leaders drew over 1,000 attendees.  Hobnob is just one of MEC’s many projects.  In the past few years MEC has become a leading force in causing change in Mississippi.  From Momentum Mississippi to Mississippi Building blocks MEC has taken a leadership role.  Although he will probably disagree because he likes to give others credit and point out that we do it all together, MEC’s CEO is a person who has played a huge role in changing MEC and Mississippi.  And that’s why my Hero of the Week is Blake Wilson.

Blake Wilson
Blake Wilson came to MEC in 1998 from the Florida Chamber of Commerce where he served as Executive Vice President — and where he developed the most sophisticated grassroots member legislative action program in the nation.

Previously, Blake was Executive Director of Associated Builders & Contractors’ in Delaware and prior to that, spent nearly 10 years with the Delaware Chamber of Commerce. Before entering the association business, he spent nine years as a newspaper editor and reporter.