MEC to release results of Blueprint 2011

By The Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Economic Council will release the results of its update of Mississippi’s economic development strategy on Oct. 13.

MEC President Blake Wilson says meetings are scheduled for Jackson, Tupelo and Biloxi to release Blueprint Mississippi 2011.

Wilson says input from business and community leaders throughout Mississippi was collected during a series of meetings held over the spring and summer.

Wilson says Blueprint 2011 will provide a compass of sorts for the new leadership that will be place for Mississippi as 2012 arrives.

Organized by the MEC, the Mississippi Partnership for Economic Development and Momentum Mississippi, Blueprint 2011 is a privately funded $1.25 million update of the blueprint presented to Gov. Haley Barbour at the start of his first term in 2004.