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BPF consistently aims at encouraging Mississippi's State Government to perform their vital, core responsibilities. BPF is focused on ways to ensure the state government provides these responsibilities in an effective and cost efficient manner in our cities, where new economic ideas are born.

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State and Municipal Budgets Face Huge Shortfalls

State and Municipal Budgets Face Huge Shortfalls

by Ashby Foote Published May 11, 2020 The shuttering of the economy has done very real economic damage to the state’s economy and to state and municipal revenue streams. The longer it stays in place the harder it will be for governments at all levels to make ends meet and deliver the services citizens have grown to expect. Tax streams from sales, property and income are predictable in normal times but none of those models include nation-wide lockdowns.

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Craft Breweries: An Upside Opportunity

Craft Breweries: An Upside Opportunity

If Mississippi towns and cities are going to keep pace in the 21st century they need regulatory frameworks that are friendly to post-industrial entrepreneurs and the businesses they create.

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The Evolution of Fondren

The Evolution of Fondren

Top down or bottom up? Which works? Fondren’s business center north of the University Medical Center works.

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