espite some concerns that the state’s economic growth continues to lag, attendees at Tuesday’s Northeast Mississippi Economic Forecast Conference heard more promising talk.
And the speakers let the numbers do much of the talking.
First, recently named Tennessee Valley Authority CEO Bill Johnson touted the TVA’s economic development efforts, noting that some 250,000 jobs have been created or retained, and about $5.9 billion invested, in the past five years.
TVA provides electricity, waterway navigation, flood control and economic development in seven states.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal