Thompson pushes marina as economic engine

For small business to succeed in Vicksburg, U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson said, business owners and city officials have to innovative and be ready “to think outside the box.”

And he suggested the perfect vehicle.

“If we had a marina in Vicksburg, we could draw an awful lot to this community,” Thompson, D-Miss., told about 125 people at the city’s Emerging Business Summit Saturday at the Vicksburg Auditorium.