Governor’s Economic Symposium

December 19th, 2008 by Perry

Tuesday, Governor Haley Barbour hosted an economic symposium in Jackson.  The impressive event featured Bob Allsbrook, chief economist for Regions Bank, kicking off the discussion with a presentation many investors and corporate leaders would pay good money to hear. His sobering but optimistic presentation presented today’s economic challenges in context of modern and current trends.

The symposium was free and open to the public and mostly attended by business and political leaders.  Governor Barbour’s office has posted the presentation materials by the speakers which included Tommy Dale Favre, executive director of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security; State Economist Dr. Phil Pepper; State Treasurer Tate Reeves; Mac Deaver, President and CEO of the Mississippi Bankers Association; Jay Moon, President and CEO of the Mississippi Manufacturers Association; Steve Rogers, President and CEO of Parkway Properties; Gray Swoope, Executive Director of Mississippi Development Authority; and Dr. Cecil Burge, Vice President for Research and Economic Development at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Here was some coverage of the event:

WLBT - Government, business leaders face troubling economic prospects (watch video here) (12/16/2008)

Commercial Dispatch - Economy session brings bleak news about state trends (12/17/2008)

Mississippi Public Broadcasting (audio file) - Governor’s Economic Summit Looks at Jobs and Economic Growth (12/17/2008)

Mississippi Public Broadcasting (audio file) - Economic Summit Has Business Looking at Dim Future (12/17/2008)

Clarion Ledger - Economic troubles worst in decades (12/17/2008)

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