Mississippi's Brain Drain

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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Tobacco Store

One Company’s Perk Is Another’s Slap

Sounds like MDA’s slap at Cooper Tire with incentives for Yokohama Tire. Guess it’s OK because everybody does it. By Alexandra Scaggs | Jan. 28, 2015 6:01 p.m. ET | www.wsj.com Photo: Skip Rowland Photography for The Wall Street Journal States and municipalities have long used financial incentives to lure new businesses. But when taxpayer-funded incentives benefit […]

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Yokohama tire

Mississippi readily hands out taxpayer money to lure industry

Where does it stop? Who’s next…Mississippi’s state government has handed out taxpayer money like Santa Claus to businesses, either to relocate or expand in the Magnolia State. Mississippi’s state government has handed out taxpayer money like Santa Claus to businesses, either to relocate or expand in the Magnolia State. Cooper Tire and Yokohama Tire are two […]

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