Mississippi’s Creative Economy
Yesterday, Ramey participated in the Mississippi Creative Economy conference orchestrated jointly by the Mississippi Development Authority and the Mississippi Arts Commission. Their goal is to harness Mississippi’s creative resources – in the literary, visual, performing and culinary arts, music, and in the areas of design and cultural heritage – to create jobs and prosperity and to increase our state’s ability to compete on a global scale. Ramey shares in their goal, and contributed by designing their website and also hosting a reception afterwards at the King Edward, where a new Blues Trail marker was unveiled. The conference sold out, with a waiting list of 100+. And Ramey’s CEO, Chris Ray, moderated one of the break-out sessions, “Capitalizing on the Culinary Arts,” with two chefs – Regina Charboneau of Twin Oaks in Natchez, and Craig Noone of Parlor Market. You can download the MCE study here.