Building Our Future

Building Our Future, Wednesdays at 9 a.m. on Supertalk North Mississippi 93.7 FM

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Focusing on the economic and entrepreneurial stories in our area…

What is an ACT Work Ready Community?

ACT Work Ready Communities (WRC) empowers states, regions, and counties with data, processes and tools that drive economic growth. Participants are leveraging the ACT WorkKeys®National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) to measure and close the skills gap — and building common frameworks that link, align and match their workforce development efforts.

By achieving certified ACT’s Work Ready Communities status, counties are demonstrating they have a robust workforce development effort aligned to their economic development needs.

Why Our Area?

Our area is experiencing a population boom, thanks to economic and entrepreneurial opportunities!

Building Our Future On-Demand Episodes

October 16, 2019

On this show, the spotlight was on Marshall County. First of all Justin Hall of the Marshall County Industrial Development Authority discusses new jobs and more

Holly Springs Mayor Kelvin Buck gave us updates on quality of life and what’s shaking in his city

October 9, 2019

There are big things happening in Southaven. Mayor Darren Musselwhite joined the show to discuss a variety of great things going on in his city.


October 2, 2019

Daniel Lenard is the Director of Cancer Centers at Baptist Hospital North Mississippi in Oxford and Grenada. Daniel explains the services, technology & growth in our north Mississippi area.

September 25, 2019

TVA Regional Development Specialist Kristi Brown discusses the foundation of TVA and quality of life in north Mississippi



Business is booming in Tate County. Britt Herrin of the Tate county Economic Development foundation talked with Gary Darby about new jobs and more.


September 18,2019

Marc Wong of Baptist Hospital North Mississippi joined Gary Darby to discuss the new Wound Care Center in Oxford.


September 11, 2019

Today on the show, Rick Mize visits with Dr. Josh Gladden. Dr. Gladden is the Vice Chancellor for Research & Sponsored Programs for the University of Mississippi.

September 4, 2019

Great information from Hernando Alderman & Senator elect for District 1 Micheal McLendon. Mr. McLendon discusses how Hernando has handled their significant growth and the Senators hopes for DeSoto county.

August 28, 2019

Keith Hayward & Marlin Williams from North East Power covered a wide variety of topics including broadband. Listen here:



August 21, 2019





There are over 34,000 students in the DeSoto county school system for 2019-2020. Superintendent Cory Uselton talks with Gary Darby about one of the largest economic drivers in DeSoto county



Josh Thornton – Regional Development Specialist with TVA. Josh goes over incentives for businesses in north Mississippi and the power network to serve any kind of industry in the area.

August 14, 2019


Shea Johnson of Baptist Memorial Hospital – North Mississippi on the new Pritikin Program

Allen Kurr from the Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation on attracting business and quality of life in Lafayette County


August 7, 2019


William Nicholas was our first guest on Building our Future. Mr. Nicholas is Director of Economic Development – Insight Park on the Ole Miss campus. We learn about Insight Park and what the university is doing to boost the states economy