Blueprint Mississippi

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:

Strengthen and Expand Mississippi's Economy

 

Cultivate a More Robust Workforce in Mississippi

 

Support Mississippi's Creative Economy

Increase the Educational Achievement Level of Mississippians

 

Promote Health Care as an Economic Driver

 

Continually Develop Infrastructure for a Competitive Economy

Cultivate Diversity, Community Cooperation and Racial Reconciliation

 

Increase the Availability of Financial Capital

 

Improve Communication and Coordination among Public, Private and Non-Profit Leaders

PILLARS FOR PROGRESS

Blueprint Mississippi focuses on four pillars for progress - and committees and task forces to implement goals and recommendations are being empanelled within these four important focus areas:

Economic Competitiveness
Economic Competitiveness
Educational Achievement & Workforce Development
Educational Achievement & Workforce Development
Resource Development
Resource Development
Technology Advancement
Technology Advancement

REPORT DOWNLOADS

Blueprint Mississippi was 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 looks at how Mississippi compares with the Blueprint States and how the state can better position itself for progress. 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

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