Blueprint Mississippi is MEC's long-range economic development plan for Mississippi.  It began as an extensive one-year, $1.25 million research project focusing on 12 Blueprint States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas). The report looked at how Mississippi compares with the Blueprint States and how the state can better position itself for progress.

It was updated in 2011, and is now being implemented across the state based on the Blueprint Goals.

The goals for Blueprint Mississippi are:

  • Improve Communication and Coordination among Public, Private and Non-profit Leaders
  • Support Mississippi's Creative Economy
  • Cultivate Diversity, Community Cooperation and Racial Reconciliation
  • Strengthen and Expand Mississippi's Economy
  • Increase the Educational Achievement Level of Mississippians
  • Increase Availability of Financial Capital
  • Promote Health Care as an Economic Driver
  • Continually Develop the Infrastructure for a Competitive Economy and
  • Cultivate a More Robust Workforce in Mississippi