Choctaw Host Tech Conference

Bringing good-paying, high-tech jobs to the area is one of the goals of the annual Choctaw Tech-Vantage Conference.

The two-day conference showcases the high-tech opportunities available to businesses that partner with the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.

"The reason we do this is to bring potential tribal partners together on the reservation to show them the benefits and advantages of partnering with an Indian tribe, particularly the Choctaw of Mississippi," said Ivy Owen.

The tribe has opened several technological businesses on the reservation over the past several years.