DAILY NEWS: Keenum talks issues with local leaders

Recent congressional budget strategies could create challenges for research institutions like Mississippi State University, MSU President Mark Keenum said last Friday. He made his remarks at a community roundtable event MSU hosted.

Research "is a big part of how we're able to bring and attract industries to want to come locate in Mississippi and many of them are wanting to locate in close proximity to Mississippi State University," Keenum said. "When you think about research funding, it's not just some scientist with a white lab coat in a laboratory. There is that, of course, but it's also taking that research and putting it to practical application which is so important to a state like Mississippi."

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