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Mississippi Explores Aspen IFS Model for Child Accounts

November 13, 2007  • Institute Contributor

On November 13, 2007, Mississippi State Treasurer Tate Reeves, Aspen IFS Executive Lisa Mensah, and Enterprise Corporation of the Delta (ECD) CEO Bill Bynum hosted a forum in Jackson, Mississippi on “Savings for Life:  Child Accounts in Mississippi.”  The event brought together senior executives from several of the state’s key banks and leaders from the advocacy community to discuss a bold five-year demonstration in Mississippi that would give every child an investment account at birth.  Modeled on the United Kingdom’s Child Trust Fund, it would be the first state-wide demonstration of its kind and would set the stage for a national child account policy. The forum was followed by a press conference with Treasurer Tate Reeves and others.

  • Click here for editorial in Hattiesburg American.
  • Click here for article in The Clarion Ledger.
  • Click here for article in the Mississippi Business Journal.
  • Click here for AP story run in the Sun Herald.