State of the Region meeting set May 31

By Associated Press

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Speeches on education and transportation will highlight the May 31 annual State of the Region meeting hosted by CREATE Foundation’s Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi.
Jim Barksdale, the interim executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, is expected to discuss his ideas for improving education in Mississippi. He will also detail how adult educational attainment is affecting our regional economy.
Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert will give his vision for transportation in the region. Education consultant Mike Ward will also address the state of education and offer a peek at the future.
The meeting will be held at the BancorpSouth Conference Center in Tupelo.