Press Releases

Empower Names Director of Justice & Work

Jan 6, 2021 · Grant Callen

I am excited to welcome Steven Randle to the Empower Mississippi team. Steven will…


Tennessee is well positioned financially

Jan 5, 2021 · Brett Kittredge

Despite not having an individual income tax, few states are in better…


Mississippi’s population decline continues

Dec 29, 2020 · Brett Kittredge

Mississippi’s population declined by more than 11,000 residents last year, continuing the…


The Vizaline story shows roadblocks we put up to entrepreneurship

Dec 22, 2020 · Brett Kittredge

Vizaline, a technology start-up company based out of Madison, is free to…


Income tax free states greatly outpace Mississippi across several key indicators

Dec 21, 2020 · Russ Latino

Empower Mississippi’s commitment to advancing economic opportunity is centered around two primary…


Mississippi’s Moment

Dec 20, 2020 · Russ Latino

Americans have been drowning in a sea of COVID-19, social unrest, and…

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A partnership for the future

Dec 17, 2020 · Grant Callen

Seven years ago, Russ Latino and I worked together to get Empower…

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Latino named president of Empower Mississippi

Dec 17, 2020 · Brett Kittredge

Empower Mississippi promoted its senior vice president, Russ Latino, to president of…


Coffee and Conversation: Grant Callen with Leisha Pickering

Dec 17, 2020 · Joanna Holbert

“What can I do to help?” That’s the question Leisha Pickering asked…


Alabama Reels from Federal Lawsuit, Could Mississippi be Next?

Dec 16, 2020 · J. Robertson

Last week, the United States Department of Justice filed a federal lawsuit…


Elon Musk to the Rescue?

Dec 14, 2020 · Russ Latino

Empower Mississippi focuses its energy on transformative policy related to education, work,…


Latest data show Mississippi’s criminal justice reforms are working

Dec 8, 2020 · J. Robertson

When Mississippi policymakers first considered a slate of criminal justice reforms in…