Work

Mississippi’s population decline continues

Dec 29, 2020 · Brett Kittredge

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

Work

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…

Work

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…

Work

Mississippi’s Moment

Dec 20, 2020 · Russ Latino

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

Press Releases

A partnership for the future

Dec 17, 2020 · Grant Callen

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

Press Releases

Latino named president of Empower Mississippi

Dec 17, 2020 · Brett Kittredge

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

Justice

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…

Justice

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…

Education

Elon Musk to the Rescue?

Dec 14, 2020 · Russ Latino

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

Justice

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…

Education

Learning pods, microschools and more: Parents seek options, innovation amid pandemic

Dec 8, 2020 · Elyse Marcellino

World-changing events like the coronavirus pandemic have often upended norms and out…

Education

Coffee and Conversation: Grant Callen with Barbie Bassett

Dec 3, 2020 · Grant Callen