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MEC head pays Starkville visit

November 19, 2013

Mississippi Economic Commission President and CEO Blake Wilson, far left, chats with Mississippi State University representatives after speaking for MSU's Morris W.H. "Bill" Collins Speaker Series. From left: Wilson, Stennis Institute of Government Director Marty Wiseman, Stennis Montgomery Association President Breanna Pettigo and MSU Provost Jerry Gilbert. (Photo by Steven Nalley, SDN)

Before himself becoming a connecting thread between Delaware and Mississippi, Blake Wilson found other such threads.

Now president and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council, Wilson worked at a Delaware newspaper at age 17, and he said his editor came from Mississippi. He later discovered that when current U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was still a Delaware senator, he was a close friend of Mississippi Sen. John Stennis. But beyond these ties, Wilson said there were important differences between Delaware and Mississippi made clear by Blueprint Mississippi, a research project looking at how Mississippi compared with 11 other states economically.

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