Opportunity means allowing young people the space and providing the resources to pursue their creative and financial goals.

Young people inject new ideas into our state’s economy that not only improve the quality of life but create jobs. Across the nation, thriving communities attract and retain innovative entrepreneurs who create jobs and develop strong economies.

We also know that state policies must support the development of home-grown innovation, incubators, and collaborative networks for start-ups and small enterprises. Mississippi can no longer afford to pursue our economic future primarily through tax giveaways and low wages in pursuit of out-of-state industries. We have right here in our state the potential to create our own economic future.