The 25th Annual Jackson County Industrial Trade Show will be held on March 25, 2014, at the B.E. “Mac” McGinty Civic Center (2902 Shortcut Road) in Pascagoula, Miss. The Ribbon Cutting will be held at 9 a.m. in the building adjacent to the civic center (the old Fair Hall building). The event is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Keynote Speaker at the 9 a.m. Ribbon Cutting will be Brent Christensen, Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority. In May 2012, Governor Phil Bryant appointed Brent Christensen as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Development Authority (M.D.A.), the state’s lead economic and community development agency. In this capacity, Christensen oversees approximately 300 M.D.A. employees who are engaged in providing services to businesses, communities and leaders throughout the state. These services range from traditional business recruitment, retention and expansion assistance to developing unique Mississippi assets, such as the creative economy, and implementing programs that support community development, small business growth, tourism, disaster recovery and other federal programs vital to Mississippi.
Businesses are encouraged to put aside time on this day and allow their employees working in procurement, management, electric, engineering and other positions to attend the event. Participants are also encouraged to invite their business network to attend this show—regionally, nationwide and worldwide. Anyone with a business card, company badge, or work uniform will be admitted for free.
Sponsors showcase not only their businesses but also their support of Jackson County, fellow businesses and the gulf coast community, while allowing the show to grow each year. This year’s Gold Sponsors include Chevron Pascagoula Refinery; Hargrove Engineers + Constructors; Ingalls Shipbuilding; Mississippi Power Company; Orion Engineering, Inc.; Sirius Technical Services; CableOne; Chancellor, Inc.; and FIC (Floore Industrial Contractors, Inc.). This year’s Silver Sponsors are: Mobley Industrial Services, Inc.; Compton Engineering, Inc.; Singing River Health System/Occupational Medicine (MedWorks); Suburban Extended Stay; MILS Gulf Coast Transload & Intermodal Distribution Center; Lamons Gasket and Bolt Co.; VT Halter Marine, Inc.; Brock Services, LLC; and The Gulf Companies.
Please contact the Chamber for more information. The Jackson County Chamber of Commerce is located at 720 Krebs Avenue in Pascagoula, and the phone number is 228-762-3391. More information can be found online at www.jcchamber.com.