CED Partners with the Mississippi Economic Council in support of Early Childhood Education
The Committee for Economic Development is a proud sponsor and participant in the 2011 Mississippi Economic Council's (MEC) Progress Tour, which was held in 12 cities throughout Mississippi from November 10th through December 15th. The tour featured the latest on Blueprint Mississippi 2011, a $1.25 million research project on the positive benefits of early childhood education which is totally funded by the private sector and coordinated through the MEC, Mississippi Partnership for Economic Development and Momentum Mississippi. The goals and recommendations can be accessed by clicking here. The Progress Tour is sponsored by Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, and is seeking feedback from business and community leaders prior to the release of the final report on Jan. 5, 2012.
CED's Mississippi Business Champions for Early Care and Education
CED is committed to the vision of continued business engagement and sustainable policies that improve the odds for Mississippi's vulnerable children. Working with our partners the Mississippi Economic Council (MEC) and the Mississippi Center for Education Innovation (MSCEI), CED is informing and engaging business leaders to support quality early childhood programs and promote the economic benefits of these programs to their peers in business. Building on the work completed in 2009 and 2010, CED is advancing strategic and broad-based leadership for early childhood education policies through business leader collaboration with local advocates. This program is supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.