2014 Governor’s Energy Summit- REGISTER NOW

Click Here to Register Rick Perry, Governor of Texas and 2012 Presidential Candidate, will deliver the keynote address at the 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit October 8th at the Jackson Convention Center. ...

Mississippi’s Water Advantage

When looking towards Mississippi’s economic future, water supply should be considered a development tool. The life-sustaining resource is vital in energy production, manufacturing, and agriculture, and will always be a ...

Awareness is First Step to Meeting Workforce Demands

Overall, experts predict that the total US job market will grow by 11% between 2012 and 2022. In comparison, experts project that the energy job market alone will grow by ...

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A Message from MEI President Patrick Sullivan Energy is the lifeblood of ...

Mississippi Energy Jobs: The Facts and Figures

Energy in Mississippi is a sector that “punches above its weight” for ...

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Chevron Base Oil Plant Begins Production

The Pascagoula Refinery, Mississippi’s largest energy asset, announced today the beginning of commercial production of the base oil project, a $1.4 billion addition to the Refinery. The base oil plant will produce about 25,000 barrels per day of lubricant oils that will supply customers in Europe, Latin America, and eastern U.S. For more details, click [...]

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Kemper County Plant Prepping for Startup

Mississippi Power’s Kemper County coal plant has entered a phase of equipment testing in anticipation of startup in early 2015. The company has begun hiring permanent employees to run the facility. The plant will use lignite coal indigenous to Mississippi, and its carbon capture technology is groundbreaking for not only the U.S. coal industry but [...]

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MS Energy Institute July Newsletter

Our July newsletter contains valuable reading on the state’s workforce development status and also announces our plans for the 2014 Governor’s Energy Summit! Access the newsletter by clicking below and then be sure to sign up for this year’s can’t miss energy event on the registration website link provided in the newsletter! https://t.e2ma.net/message/gk6xe/0v4roc

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Energy & Manufacturing Jobs Offer Greatest Economic Impact

Fact:  Mississippi’s energy and advanced manufacturing sectors need more skilled workers to accommodate future growth, and aggressive economic growth goals require more robust, sector-specific workforce development.   These sectors need a variety of skilled tradesmen such as welders, industrial technicians, machinists, electrical engineering technicians, linemen, utility technicians, and engineers.  For a significant portion of high-demand skills, [...]

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STEM Skills Crucial At All Levels of Employment

The Brookings Institute, a non-profit, independent research organization, recently released an analysis of workforce and employment data.  Among many findings, several mirror trends we are seeing today in Mississippi and regional markets, including the overriding argument that the demand for workers with high STEM skills is growing faster than that for those with any other [...]

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Mississippi’s Water Advantage

When looking towards Mississippi’s economic future, water supply should be considered a development tool. The life-sustaining resource is vital in energy production, manufacturing, and agriculture, and will always be a precious commodity. Moreover, with sound management and planning, abundant water can be a major competitive advantage for Mississippi in the economic development arena, and although [...]

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Awareness is First Step to Meeting Workforce Demands

Overall, experts predict that the total US job market will grow by 11% between 2012 and 2022. In comparison, experts project that the energy job market alone will grow by over 16%. However, a lack of awareness of these energy and advanced manufacturing career opportunities could continue to result in a shortage of workers for [...]

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TMS Fervor Grows in Southwest MS

A private equity firm’s pledge to invest up to $400 million in Halcón Resources’ deep drilling in Mississippi and Louisiana could lead to a doubling of Halcón’s 2015 operations in the region. Read more about the big TMS investment at the Mississippi Business Journal.

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MEI Leads Tour Of Potential Chemical Manufacturing Sites

The Mississippi Energy Institute, partnering with the Mississippi Development Authority and seven local economic development organizations, led a tour this week from the Gulf Coast to the Delta evaluating potential sites for chemical manufacturing facilities. The MEI-led tour signaled the start of a marketing effort the organization hopes will lead to chemical manufacturing companies locating [...]

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What do the EPA’s New CO2 Emissions Regulations Mean for Mississippi

On June 2, the EPA announced new regulations aimed at CO2 emissions from existing power plants.  In this unprecedented proposal, the EPA is attempting to use authority under the 111(d) section of the Clean Air Act to set a different emissions target and standard for each state.  Although much of the conversation questions whether or [...]

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