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Madison County Business League & Foundation Presented a Top Non Profit Award by the MS Business Journal


Madison County Business League & Foundation

Selected a 2019 Mississippi Top Non Profit



Canton, MS - The Madison County Business League & Foundation is proud to announce its selection by the Mississippi Business Journal as a 2019 Top Mississippi Non-Profit Organization. The organization was presented the award at an event held at the Old Capitol Inn on November 20, 2019.


The Madison County Business League & Foundation (MCBL&F) is a 501©6 economic development support private membership organization which was created in 2008 through a resolution passed unanimously by the Madison County Board of Supervisors to serve as private stakeholders for the Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA); thus, creating a public/private partnership.The mission of the MCBL&F 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 2014, the Madison County Foundation merged with the Madison County Business League to form the Madison County Business League & Foundation. The MCBL&F is proud to serve as a seamless conduit for the flow of information between the private sector and the policy makers in local, county, state and federal government.


The MCBL&F provides networking opportunities for member decision makers and young professionals with elected officials, on all levels, as it strives to assist MCEDA with the promotion, development and expansion of business, education, transportation, employment, workforce development, quality of life, and other common business interests of commercial enterprises in Madison County.The MCBL&F exists to provide additional financing for those initiatives whose costs cannot be supported through public funding.This creates a pathway for grants and other expenditures that can supplement those needs. The MCBL&F sponsors the Madison County Young Professionals which provides opportunities for professional development and peer to peer networking for the future leaders of Madison County.MCBL&F and MCEDA sponsor the Madison County Youth Leadership program for outstanding juniors in all Madison County public, private and parochial schools plus Jackson Prep, Jackson Academy and New Summit Schools.The program’s mission is to provide the emerging workforce with a deeper understanding of the careers available in Madison County in an environment that develops their leadership skills and encourages graduates to take their knowledge and their experience into the community for the betterment of Madison County as a whole. And, to discourage brain drain!The MCBL&F also created the North Madison County Excel By 5 initiative to support early childhood development in Madison County for ages 0-5 years.


The Madison County Business League & Foundation created its 501©3, the Madison County Community Trust (MCCT), in 2014 to support the needs of education and workforce development in Madison County.Since that time thousands of dollars in grants have been awarded to the Madison County Schools and Canton Public Schools to facilitate dual enrollment in local community colleges, financial literacy training for teachers, master teacher of entrepreneurship training, socio-emotional soft skills teacher training, and the Madison County Mobile Media Lab (bookmobile). MCBL&F membership assisted in efforts for Madison County to achieve ACT Work Ready certification by awarding a grant to facilitate the ACT Work Keys assessments for all career technical students in the Madison County Schools and the Canton Public Schools enabling them to receive the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC). In addition, scholarships for every graduate of each year’s youth leadership class, funding for North Madison County Excel By 5 projects, and numerous other grants to improve the educational, health, economic and social status, and well-being of the citizens of Madison County.These projects are made possible through the generous financial support of the MCBL&F members.


For more information about the meeting, contact Jan Collins, executive director, at

601-832-5592 or


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