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Young Mississippi professionals staying put

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Young executives and business professionals are working to keep their talents in the state.

Mississippi Young Professionals was at the State Capitol this week networking and meeting lawmakers. They joined the group Zip39 of Madison and the Greater Jackson area.

The organization of people under the age of 50 has established more than 20 groups across the state.

The purpose is to empower and retain young professionals and to encourage them to also become active in the legislative process.

MSYP was established in 2006 and hopes to stop the exodus of creativity and innovation to other parts of the country.

"It's really to engage that age group under 50 to get them involved in the future of their state to try to do something what Blue Print Mississippi refers to for the state to succeed we must change the perception that we'll be exporting half of our talent to other states," said Fredie Carmichael spokesman for Mississippi Young Professionals.

MSYP will hold its inaugural summit -- Rethink Mississippi: No Suits, No PowerPoints, No Bull -- April 25 and 26 at the Mississippi State University Riley Center in downtown Meridian.

To learn more about the organization, visit the MSYP website.

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