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Economic health is focus of summit

Co-Lin’s leadership wants to improve the economic and social well-being of the people who live in the college’s area of influence.

So Copiah-Lincoln Community College has partnered with Entergy to host an economic development summit at the Thames Conference Center May 7, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Kenny Goza, Co-Lin’s career-technical program coordinator, said college President Jane Hulon has made it clear that local economic health is one of her priorities.

“She wants Co-Lin to be a leader in developing a regional approach to boost economic development in Southwest Mississippi,” he said.

Hulon will be one of the featured speakers at the summit. Other speakers are Casey K. Sacks of the U.S. Department of Education, Fred McDonnell and Jasen Jones of ACT Work Ready Communities, and Ed Gardner of Entergy Mississippi.

“The purpose of the summit is to bring together economic developers, elected officials and key community leaders to develop a strategy to address economic growth in our seven county district,” said Goza.

Co-Lin serves Copiah, Lincoln, Lawrence, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams and Simpson counties.

RSVP is required by calling 601-643-8312 or emailing mandy.dann@colin.edu.

The Thames Conference Center is located at 1028 J.C. Redd Drive, Wesson, on the campus of Copiah-Lincoln Community College.