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Before himself becoming a connecting thread between Delaware and Mississippi, Blake Wilson found other such threads.
Now president and CEO of the Mississippi Economic Council, Wilson worked at a Delaware newspaper at age 17, and he said his editor came from Mississippi. He later discovered that when current U.S. Vice President Joe Biden was still a Delaware senator, he was a close friend of Mississippi Sen. John Stennis. But beyond these ties, Wilson said there were important differences between Delaware and Mississippi made clear by Blueprint Mississippi, a research project looking at how Mississippi compared with 11 other states economically.
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