JACKSON – The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) President & CEO John McKay was named to the 5th annual Mississippi’s Top 50, which is an annual list of the people who are judged to be the most influential leaders in the state.
McKay has been with MMA since 2008. In that time, McKay has helped develop and win passage of several significant legislative programs. He has led the fight to reduce or eliminate burdensome taxes, such as the inventory and franchise taxes and the sales tax on energy used by manufacturers. In 2021, his work also helped eliminate a proposed tax increase on manufacturing equipment as part of the state legislature’s efforts to eliminate the state income tax.
John has also helped to develop and pass major workforce development initiatives such as the Workforce Enhancement Act and the creation of the Mississippi Works Fund. Other significant legislative incentive packages supporting Mississippi companies, such as Ingalls Shipbuilding, Yokohama Tire, Viking, and Continental Tire, were also made possible through John’s advocacy work.
McKay will be honored during an awards ceremony on Thursday, February 17th at the Old Capitol Inn. To read more about the Mississippi Top 50, click here.