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.