Thursday, July 24, 2014
What is the Ex-Im Bank, and why should it be reinstated?

By Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM
President and CEO, Mississippi Manufacturers Association

The U.S. Export-Import Bank is an 80-year-old government agency created by President Franklin Roosevelt. It provides loans, guarantees and insurance for the export of American goods and services to companies of all sizes. This includes many small-, medium-size companies that are members of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association.

Since 2009, Ex-Im Bank has supported 1.2 ...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
MMA Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Restricting EPA's Permitting Authority

Jay C. Moon, CEcD, FM, HLM, President and CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, issues the following statement on behalf the MMA Board of Directors:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday, June 23, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does not have the power to require burdensome new permits for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for all "stationary sources," including Mississippi manufacturers.

The Supreme Court's ruling is a victory for the in...

Thursday, June 19, 2014
MMA 62nd Convention Boasts Near-Record Attendance
With 470 in attendance at the 62nd annual MMA convention, this year’s annual gathering of manufacturers, exhibitors and guests was exceeded only by attendance of the 60th anniversary convention in 2011.
The 2014 convention, held in Biloxi May 28-30, marked the fifth year since MMA brought the event back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. MMA chairman of the board Johnny Atherton of Mississippi Power Company in Gulfport, remarked that having the MMA convention on the Gul...