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The Shed in Ocean Springs won first place in both the Whole Hog and Poultry categories this weekend at the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.More >>
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A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -
Governor Phil Bryant calls it "our playbook for the future." That's
how the governor describes the final report released Monday from the Go
Coast 2020 group.
The document will help guide Mississippi in its future spending of millions of dollars in BP fine money tied to the oil spill.
is where we want the Mississippi gulf coast to be, by the year 2020,"
said the governor, holding up a copy of the final report at a news
conference in Biloxi.
The governor released the 76 page report in
a room filled with political and community leaders. The document
provides a framework for spending BP fine money that's coming from the
"Of course, the settlement must be reached and the
money must be transferred. Don't get me wrong, I was auditor. I know
that has to take place. But when it does, we have our playbook and we
will take off," said Governor Bryant.
That "playbook" provides a comprehensive look at areas like tourism, infrastructure, job training and economic development.
County is glad to see the report come out, the final copy of it. So now
we can get an opportunity to really sit down and look at the nuts and
bolts of how to put projects together and how best to present those,"
said Jackson County Supervisor Mike Mangum.
John Hairston was co-chair of the tourism committee.
first thing we have to make sure we have is a great product to sell. If
we have a great product, then the advertising gets a lot easier. But it
has to be handled in that order. So, the initial exercise was to
identify what types of people we're trying to attract and from where,"
The report does not suggest specific projects; rather it lays a foundation for groups that will be pitching projects.
need to take this report and read it carefully so they understand
what's in there. Because it will give them a step-up on the competition
so to speak," said State Senator Brice Wiggins of Pascagoula.
can say, we have our playbook. We're ready to go," Governor Bryant told
the large crowd of political, business and community leaders.
A meeting to update the RESTORE Act process will be held on the coast, February 19th.
federal act stipulates that 80 percent of certain fine money paid by
BP, must be allocated to the five gulf states that were impacted by the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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