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Expert on Economic Development Speaks on Creative Economy

Blake WIlson

The Creative Economy: What is it and why should it matter to retirees and newcomers?
Mississippians accept and learn from hard times, backbreaking work, simple food, abandoned buildings, and found objects. They creatively transform or repurpose their experiences into the blues, cookbooks that read like stories, prize winning novels, theaters, dining places, and works of art. Examining what is, asking what could be, and talking with others, we create things like Peavey guitars, Viking Ranges, books, and movies such as The Help.
A Delaware native, an experienced newspaper editor and one devoted to Chamber of Commerce work in Delaware and Florida, Blake Wilson understands how to help a state grow its economy. As President and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council for our State, he has been quick to see the economic promise in Mississippians’ innate desire to connect with each other. Blake is revered by business leaders and entrepreneurs for his insights, along with his efforts to promote and protect our State’s economic resources and development.
The Oxford Newcomers’ Club, The Oxford-Lafayette County Retiree Attraction Program and the Ford Center are delighted to sponsor Blake’s explanation of the creative economy and its impact on retirees and persons new to Mississippi. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 12th at 5:30 pm in the Studio Theatre of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts, The University of Mississippi.
The event is open to the public. A reservation is required. Please email rosie@oxfordms.com or call Rosie Vassallo at 662-234-4651 by Wednesday November 5th.
Courtesy Oxford, Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce

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