Welcome To East Mississippi Business Development Corporation
EMBDC
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EMBDC

East Mississippi Business Development Corporation

About

The East Mississippi Business Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that serves as the Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development agency for Meridian and Lauderdale County.

Mission

The EMBDC is to empower a diverse leadership culture to achieve economic wealth through excellence in education, new investment, and the nurturing of existing business and industry.

SERVICES

The EMBDC serves the City of Meridian, Town of Marion, Lauderdale County, and over 500 dues-paying members.

UNEMPLOYMENT

Unemployment is a phenomenon that occurs when a person who is actively searching for employment is unable to find work.

Mississippi

Unemployment

Alabama

Unemployment

Arkansas

Unemployment

Tennessee

Unemployment

Louisiana

Unemployment

Georgia

Unemployment

PERSONAL INCOME

Personal income refers to an individual's total earnings from wages, investment enterprises, and other ventures.

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Mississippi

Personal Income

Labor Force

The labor force is the actual number of people available for work. The labor force of a country includes both the employed and the unemployed.

Labor Force

All counties

Transportation

Fifth-best highway system in the US and the best among Southeastern states

  • Highways

    We have been recognized as having the fifth-best highway system in the US and the best among Southeastern states. That has contributed to our ranking as also having a very competitive market for freight

  • Meridian Regional Airport

    The Meridian Regional Airport's 10,003-foot runway, with two instrument landing system approaches, is the longest public-use runway in the state. The airport provides commercial air service by American Eagle ExpressJet. Meridian Aviation, the local airport fixed base operator for general aviation, offers both fuel and maintenance services on a 16-hour-a-day schedule.

  • Railroads

    Four rail carriers serve our city. Two are major Class I railroads, Norfolk Southern and Kansas City Southern, and two are short-line railroads, Meridian Southern and Meridian & Bigbee.

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Our Amazing Staff

Everyone on our staff, from receptionist to CEO, loves to promote business and economic development in Meridian and Lauderdale County.

Bill Hannah

President and CEO

Debby Delshad

Director/Membership Development

Debbie Mathis

Chief Operating Officer

Casey Holladay

Events Coordinator

Apryl Leggett

Administrative Assistant

Please contact any of us. If we can help, we will. If not, we'll put in you touch with someone who can.

Contact Us

1901 Front Street, Suite A, Meridian, MS 39301 # (601) 693-1306