The Mississippi Economic Council conducts a caravan-type tour of the state each year at which time it asks attendees to list issues of importance and concern.
According to a press release after the tour, those in attendance had quite a bit of agreement on the most important issue.
When asked what is the single most important issue in putting Mississippi in the position of greatest opportunity, 50 percent of the 1,031 leaders who completed the survey listed education. Another 22 percent said workforce development was vital for future success. The survey was part of MEC’s Transformation Tour — a series of meetings around the state that drew over 1,850 leaders. The 12-city tour began Nov. 9 in Greenwood and concluded Dec. 10 in Gulfport.