JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi lawmakers plan to recognize representatives of state automotive suppliers and manufacturers on the House and Senate floor Tuesday as part of Automotive Industry Week in Mississippi. Events scheduled throughout the week will highlight the automotive industry's contributions to the state.
Additionally, members of the Mississippi Automotive Manufacturers Association will be presented concurrent resolutions on the Senate and House floors Tuesday at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. in honor of the association's 10 year anniversary. MAMA serves as a platform for automotive manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of parts equipment to manufacturers, companies and organizations involved in manufacturing trends and services. The association fosters corporate investments within the state and scholarships to participating community colleges and university students studying automotive-related fields.
“We're honored to receive this acknowledgement from the Mississippi House and Senate for the contribution our member companies continue to make to the state,” said Dave Boyer, MAMA president and former vice president of Nissan Canton. “We're very proud of what we've accomplished thus far, and we're excited to continue to invest our time and resources in Mississippi's future in our industry.”
“The automotive industry is a major player in Mississippi's economy, generating billions of dollars in investment and creating thousands of jobs for the state's workers,” said Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen. “We congratulate MAMA on 10 years of service and appreciate the organization's steadfast commitment to growing and further strengthening the industry by serving as a platform for the state's automotive manufacturers and suppliers.”
Automotive Industry Week will conclude with the annual Cars Under the Stars event, which will be held March 6-7 at the Mississippi Trade Mart. The vintage car show is open to the public Saturday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children under 12. For more information, visit