One Vision, One Voice

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Partner Level MCBL Members

Madison County Economic Development Authority

Pillar Level MCBL Members

BankPlus
Butler Snow
C Spire
Renasant Bank
St. Dominic Health Services, Inc.
Trustmark Bank
Yates Construction

Platinum Level MCBL Members

Adams and Reese
Adcamp, Inc.
Amerigo, Sombra, Char, Anjou & Saltine
AT&T
Atmos Energy
BancorpSouth
BFAC.Com
Brunini
CenterPoint Energy
Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A.
First South Farm Credit
Hancock Law Firm, PLLC
L-3 Vertex Aerospace
Levi Strauss & Company
Memphis Communications Corporation
Merit Health
Nissan North America, Inc.
Pettis, Barfield & Hester, P.A.
Southern Ag Credit
The Headache Center
Think WebSTORE

Welcome

Thank you for visiting our website. Feel free to use this site as a tool to keep up-to-date with what is going on at the Madison County Business League & Foundation. It is here that you can find out about who we are and why we exist.

Download: MCEDA 2016 Annual Report

Download: Madison County Economic Impact Analysis 2016

Download: Madison County Impact Scenario Job Growth 2016

Download: South Madison County Transportation Study

Download: Madison County District Data

Download: Economic Momentum in Madison County

Download: Conference Center Feasibility Report (Revised)

View: 2015 Madison County Road Plan

Download: Madison County Strategic Plan

Our Mission

The mission of the Madison County Business League & Foundation is to bring together, under one organization, the voice of numerous entities in order to establish a clear and concise message for the future. This organization, which is comprised of elected, appointed, business and individual leaders of Madison County, will enable all partners in business and economic development to participate collectively in bringing together the overall vision for Madison County.


In the News...


MCYP Spring Luncheon

The Madison County League and Foundation invites you to our Madison County Young Professionals Spring Luncheon on Friday, April 28th. Read More

House Begins Appropriations Process

This week the Mississippi House of Representatives began the process of appropriating your tax dollars for the next year.  Read More

House and Senate Clear General Bills

The Mississippi House of Representatives adjourned this morning after spending the week voting on bills to meet yesterday's deadline.  Read More

CAVS Wins 2016 Community Economic Development Award

The Madison County Business League & Foundation congratulates the Mississippi State University Center for Advanced Vehicular Studies (CAVS) for winning the Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC) 2016 Community Economic Development Award (CEDA) on February 2, 2017. Read More

2017 League and Legislature

You are invited to the League & Legislature Luncheon honoring the Mississippi Legislature, with special guests Governor Phil Bryant and Speaker Philip Gunn on Wednesday, February 22 at the Old Capitol Inn.  Read More

Madison County Young Professionals Kick-Off Photos

The Madison County Business League & Foundation hosted a kick-off reception for the Madison County Young Professionals (MCYP) on January 30, 2017, at Seafood Revolution. Over 100 MCYPs attended. Mr. Jim Barksdale addressed the group. Music was provided by Jesse Primer, III. Read More

Run4Rotary

The 3rd Annual Run 4 Rotary is Saturday, February 11, 2017, 8:00 AM at Renaissance Mall (directions) in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Read More

2017 Mississippi Business Journal’s CEO Awards

The Madison County Business League & Foundation congratulates its members who were recipients of 2017 Mississippi Business Journal’s CEO Awards on January 26, 2017, at Old Capitol Inn.  Read More

MCYL "Lifestyles" Day

The Madison County Youth Leadership Class met for Lifestyles Day on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Brad McMullan, CEO of bfac.com, was the keynote speaker for the breakfast hosted by Greg Centilli, Executive Director, of the Madison Healthplex Performance Center. Rochelle Culp and the MS Tobacco Free Coalition of Madison, Holmes and Yazoo Counties sponsored the breakfast. Read More

2017 Session Underway

After convening January 3, the 2017 Session is now in full swing. Committees have until January 31 to act on the bills moving through the process. Most bills will not survive the first deadline, but the Mississippi House has already acted on significant legislation. As always, you can follow the legislation I have introduced through www.corywilson.ms or the Legislature's website.

I was very happy to be appointed by Speaker Gunn to fill a vacancy on the Education Committee. As with the other committees on which I serve, I will work hard to strengthen Madison County schools and education across our state. My first Education Committee meeting was eventful, as EdBuild made recommendations for modernizing the way we fund education. Many of the recommended changes merit serious consideration. Right now, the recommendations are just that: Legislators will consider EdBuild's suggestions as we look to revamp the school funding formula. Here's a link to the full EdBuild report and the presentation slides.

Other priorities include the Mississippi ABLE Act, campaign finance and election law reforms, and bills to increase government transparency and efficiency, and improve the legislative and budgeting process. The Mississippi ABLE Act, HB162, would provide a savings tool for Mississippians with disabilities and their families. The legislation helps individuals with disabilities establish tax-free savings accounts, which could be used for qualified expenses such as education, housing and transportation. MS ABLE has cleared an initial committee, and has a bipartisan group of cosponsors.

ICYMI, I discussed Session priorities with the Northside Sun. You can read the full article here. I also joined JT on SuperTalk the first day of the Session (starting at 6:30 in this audio), and was interviewed on WYAB's The Full Story. We covered MS ABLE, campaign finance reform, and two bills to reduce the size of the Legislature and meet only every other year.

SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION EXCELLENCE: Newly minted Milken Educator Allison Ruhl was recognized at Madison Station earlier this month as one of the country's top educators. Ms. Ruhl was honored during a celebration of Station's 25th anniversary and Madison County Schools' A-rating. She is one of only 35 teachers nationwide recognized by the Milken Family Foundation.

HOUSE PASSES CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORMS. On Jan. 11, the House passedHB479 by a vote of 102-13. I am proud to be a co-sponsor. Enactment of this legislation would prohibit personal use of campaign funds. And, once an official leaves office, any unused campaign contributions cannot go with him or her. HB479 outlines several ways to close out the campaign account. The vote to strengthen our campaign finance laws is the right thing to do, and is a great step to changing politics as usual. HB479 improves upon the bill we almost passed last year, and I am hopeful that we will finish the job and have real campaign finance reforms by the end of the Session.

As always, I welcome your input, and hope you have a chance to come to your State Capitol while the Legislature is in Session. I am working hard to serve you as your voice at the Capitol. Thank you for your interest, and it is an honor to represent you.

Hope your New Year is off to a great start, and will keep you posted as the Session continues.

Very respectfully,

Cory Wilson


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