Over 1,000 were in attendance to hear Governors Rick Perry and Phil Bryant highlight America’s wealth of energy resources and urge our nation’s leaders to allow states to capitalize on ...
Opportunities for Energy Growth in Mississippi
Governor Rick Perry was the keynote speaker at our 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit and he used his address to highlight America’s wealth of energy resources and urge our nation’s leaders to allow states to capitalize on economic opportunities. “Many states are blessed,” explained Perry. “They’re blessed to have these natural resources below the soil. But […]
Made in America: Educating, Motivating and Empowering Americans to Expand Skills and Entrepreneurship
John Ratzenberger, famed Cheers actor and host and producer of the Travel Channel’s Made in America series, was a guest speaker at our 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit. Ratzenberger used his address to highlight America’s history of hardworkers. “We’re a nation of tinkerers,” described Ratzenberger. “That’s what built America, kids that grew up tinkering and then came […]
In our October newsletter, we recap our Governor’s Energy Summit and also provide further information about our latest effort, Get on the Grid, a web-based resource promoting awareness of technical and professional careers in energy and advanced manufacturing. Access the newsletter here.
MEI President Patrick Sullivan was recently featured in a Hattiesburg American article (read that here) detailing Mississippi’s current low gas prices. We discussed in detail back in 2012 exactly why Mississippi fares better than the rest of the country when it comes to gasoline prices. Read that piece below: Mississippi Faring Better Than Most When […]
A Guest Column by MEI President Patrick Sullivan recently published by the Clarion Ledger on 9/14/14 Mississippians should be aware of what’s brewing in a new proposal from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). If implemented as planned, the added costs to Mississippi households, businesses, and the overall economy will be shocking. Hopefully, good sense […]
Earlier this month, Chevron celebrated the completion of their Premium Base Oil Project. The company invested $1.4 billion in the local economy, created more than 2,000 construction jobs, and permanently created more than 30 jobs. Completion of this project positions Chevron as the world’s largest producer of premium base oil.
Get up to date on all of Mississippi’s energy and economic development news. This month we discuss the latest EPA 111(d) proposal and what it will cost Mississippians. We also provide updates on Kemper County, Chevron, and the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale region. READ IT NOW!
“Automotive manufacturing” often brings to mind gritty black and white images of greasy factory floors and jumpsuits hammering out cars in a Henry-Ford-era assembly line. And while manufacturing itself still requires a good bit of brains and brawn, the scales have definitely tipped in favor of smart technology and clean workspaces. The Detroit News recently […]
After several years of testing and seeking profitable production solutions, prospects for companies invested heavily in Mississippi’s and Louisiana’s Tuscaloosa Marine Shale seem promising. The summary provided in this article gives a brief overview of the current outlook. Drilling results disclosed last week by Goodrich Petroleum expand the list of prolific and successfully executed wells in the […]