Governor will head effort to harvest offshore energy

Mississippi can catapult out of the doldrums, Gov. Phil Bryant says.

One emphasis will be assisting the growth of Jackson’s array of medical facilities. St. Dominic, Baptist and University medical centers could be the core of a regional health care supercenter.

Bryant has seen the numbers on Houston’s hospitals and clinics and their economic impact in Texas. We’re talking thousands of jobs, billions of dollars.

Another will be offshore energy exploration, which could be almost as big – but will be controversial.

Clarion Ledger