Mississippi Works Mission Statement
Mississippi Works is a new initiative of Governor Phil Bryant focused on three main areas of Economic Development:
1. Help craft a long-range strategy to expand economic opportunities in Mississippi with a focus on workforce development
2. Help bring new investments to all regions of our state while continuing to grow existing businesses and expand them into new markets
3. Provide a forum for Mississippi Business Leaders to learn about all the great work going on throughout our state, giving them tools they can use in spreading Mississippi’s success stories around our nation and world
The team consists of two Co-Chairs (Jim Barksdale and Bill Lampton), an Executive Committee, and a Committee-at-Large – all made up of Business Leaders throughout the state of Mississippi.
Fortunately, much good work has already been done through the Mississippi Economic Council’s leadership in Blueprint Mississippi. MEC serves as a leader in voicing the concerns of businessmen and businesswomen throughout our state and will continue to do that in conjunction with Mississippi Works.
Governor Bryant’s goal is simple – build a stronger, more competitive Mississippi. We must compete in the 21st century marketplace and possess a leading spirit to drive and grow new industries and ideas. Every day, we must be better than our sister states in this endeavor. As he said in his Inaugural Address, “My first job is to make sure that every Mississippian has a job.”
It is with this spirit that we join together business leaders from throughout our state to foster new ideas, support pro-growth initiatives, and to tell the good story of Mississippi.