The Future of the South

The Future of the South

Jim Clinton

11.2.2006

Jim Clinton

Jim Clinton currently serves as the executive director of Southern Growth Policies Board. Previously, Clinton was president of the Louisiana Partnership for Technology and Innovation and President of Gulf South Research Institute. Clinton has a vast background in state government, having served both Louisiana and Mississippi in a professional capacity. In his current role at Southern Growth Policies Board, Clinton leads the effort to involve more Southerners in meaningful conversations on the future of the South.

William Winter, the former governor of Mississippi, keynotes a conference discussing the “Future of the South.” Known primarily for his work in racial reconciliation, Winter discusses ways to improve life in the South. He examines ideas of economic development in the South's diverse communities and gives his take on how to develop young leaders. The conference was co-sponsored with the Center for the Study of Southern Culture and the Southern Growth Policy Board, which provides discussion forums and pilot projects in the areas of technology and innovation, globalization, workforce development, community development, civic engagement and leadership.