House Speaker Billy McCoy said Tuesday work will start immediately on implementing a 20-year economic development proposal based on educational initiatives. It was presented to the Mississippi House of Representatives.
The plan offers 17 recommendations in the categories of individuals, ideas and infrastructure. Most of the recommendations require additional state funding.
McCoy said the goal is to create quality employment for Mississippians.
Some of the report's recommendations to lawmakers are to:
Gov. Haley Barbour said the report is similar to proposals he made at his job summit in December and in his state of the state speech last month.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.