Barbour to lead Butler Snow economic development firm

RIDGELAND, MISS. — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is among the leaders of a new economic development firm formed by Ridgeland-based Butler Snow LLP.

The law firm said Monday that Barbour will serve as chairman of VisionFirst Advisors, which will provide strategic analysis and identify market opportunities for organizations. He will be joined by former Florida Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope, who will serve as president and chief executive officer.