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Utilizing Data for Economic Planning, Development, and the Public Good
  • September 15, 2017 • The Mill - Starkville, MS

As we come back together this year, we celebrate our successes and share new tools and information to continue the mission of improving the quality of life for Mississippians. This year’s theme is “Putting Data into Practice: Utilizing Data for Economic Planning, Development, and the Public Good.” Sessions will cover a variety of topics, including how data can transform student progress in education, help build “smart cities,” and guide job seekers into fulfilling careers. By the time we part ways again, you will have a better appreciation for the undeniable value of data in economic and education decision-making.

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The Honorable Philip Gunn
Mississippi House of Representatives
Congressman Gregg Harper
U.S. House of Representative
Mark Keenum
Mississippi State University
David Shaw
Office for Research and Economic Development, Mississippi State University
Andy Van Kleunen
National Skills Coalition
Mimmo Parisi
NSPARC, Mississippi State University
Stephen Bye
C Spire
Cecil Brown
Mississippi Public Service Commission
Rep. Angela Cockerham
Mississippi House of Representatives
Kevin Cook
University of Mississippi Medical Center Health System
Amanda Crowell
NCC Group
John Porter
Mississippi Department of Education
Sen. Josh Harkins
Mississippi Senate
Skip Scaggs
North Mississippi Industrial Development Association
Raj Shaunuk
East Mississippi Community College
Patrick Sullivan
Mississippi Energy Institute
Rep. John Moore
Mississippi House of Representatives
Laura Dunn
Mississippi State University
Mike Mulvihill
Mississippi Department of Education
Quentin Suffren
Foundation for Excellence in Education
Sen. Sally Doty
Mississippi Senate
Breck Dewitt
Dell EMC
Dana Kidd
Mississippi Department of Human Services
Dave Thomas
Helena Chemical Company
Jonathan Woody
Mississippi State University
Rep. Chris Johnson
Mississippi House of Representatives
Mark McRae
Reboot Twice
Michael Musick
Stephanie Pepper
Mississippi Department of Child Protective Services
Jay White
Mississippi Department of Information Technology Services