Industry leaders from across the state met in Starkville April 23 for the 2014 Manufacturing Summit.
Business groups and state leaders discussed the industry’s future and how to capitalize on it’s current growth. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert, and MMA President Jay Moon were just a few of the state leaders who met at the summit to focus on the future of Mississippi’s workforce.
The future seems bright for Mississippi workers.
“We’ve got a lot of advanced manufacturing in Mississippi. I think it is a great time for a young person to be graduating and have a chance to stay in Mississippi,” says First District Republican Congressman Alan Nunnelee.
Business and state leaders gathered at MSU’s Franklin Furniture Institute to discuss growth in manufacturing. Work force development and technical training will play a major role in bringing more jobs to Mississippi.
Above, Jay Moon moderates a panel discussion on workforce development at the 2014 Manufacturing Summit: The Road Ahead, sponsored by the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University, MMA and others. (Read more.)