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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