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Mississippi brain drain hits home

“Of our total graduate pool fifty percent get jobs inside Mississippi,” Keith said. “We are working very carefully with the Mississippi Development Authority in collaboration with Mississippi State University’s Office of Research and Economic Development to do more to attract more industries to our state.

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS: The Mississippi Development Authority has a massive amount of tax incentives to lure new businesses and convince existing businesses to expand.

Zombie incentives still eating Mississippi taxpayers alive

By Steve Wilson  /   January 22, 2016  / www.MississippiWatchdog.com Like a zombie, the “cultural retail attraction” sales tax rebate program keeps rising from the grave. A development deal for a potential shopping center on land owned by the city of Jackson at the Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport will be partially funded by state […]

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Lights, cameras, moolah: Taxpayers lose on 2015 film incentives

Filmmakers received nearly $4 million in incentives from Mississippi taxpayers to bring their productions to the Magnolia State, but state taxpayers don’t benefit from the Hollywood glitz, according to records obtained by Mississippi Watchdog and a reportby the state Legislature.

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