Reeves talks shop with leaders of furniture industry

Mississippi’s second-highest elected official believes he knows exactly what the furniture industry needs to be profitable.

The Magnolia State can better encourage capital investment through improved education, low taxes and balanced budgets, said Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves at Mississippi State’s Furniture Summit.

At the gathering yesterday, Reeves spent more than half his keynote speech emphasizing the importance of education at all levels — from kindergarten through 12th-grade, through community college and university, and as part of workforce skills enhancement.

“Our role, government’s role, is to create an environment which encourages those of you in private sector to invest capital and create jobs,” Reeves said. “We can do that through education, and we are working very hard… to make sure we create the environment where your business thrives.”