A new study by Mississippi's state chamber of commerce says the state can use its creativity to grow jobs and foster a new sense of entrepreneurship in a business climate that supports diversity.
Supporters of the plan, dubbed, "Blueprint Mississippi 2011" will receive a second report that outline how to achieve the goals over the next ten years.
Recommendations include improved communication between the public and private sectors, cultivating diversity through community cooperation and racial reconciliation, expanding the state's economic base and improving education.
"The potential this document has is unbelievable. Now's the time for the real work to begin," said state Commissioner of Higher Education Hank Bounds, who chairs Blueprint Mississippi.