Mississippi state Sen. David Blount used an anecdote to illustrate why he’s been one of the staunchest critics of the state’s retail project tax incentive.
Are taxpayers being shopping mauled? In 2013, the Legislature passed a measure creating a “cultural retail attraction,” or CRA, incentive to reimburse developers of outlet malls for up to 30 percent of construction costs. The bill aided Yates Construction and its affiliate Spectrum Capital, the firms that built the Outlets of Mississippi in Pearl. Those […]