Source: Dow Jones & Company Wall Street Journal Adds Mississippi Gov. Barbour to Lineup for Annual ECO:nomics Conference
NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Wall Street Journal announced today that Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will be a featured participant at the Journal’s upcoming ECO:nomics conference, which brings together leading CEOs, entrepreneurs, policymakers and industry experts who operate at the intersection of business and the environment. The fourth annual conference will be held March 2-4 in Santa Barbara, Calif., at Bacara Resort & Spa.
Frequently mentioned as a candidate for the presidency in 2012, Gov. Barbour has taken a number of steps to successfully attract clean tech business to the state of Mississippi. In a discussion titled “A GOP Approach to Environmental Activism,” Gov. Barbour will discuss how, as a Republican and head of a state affected by the Gulf oil spill, he promotes measures to improve the environment while cutting spending and rolling back regulation.