Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW) in partnership with the Mississippi Economic Policy Center (MEPC) have released a new report, The Basic Economic Security Tables™ for Mississippi noting that strategies to build economic security must look beyond low skill and low wage jobs. The report’s tables calculate how much Mississippi families need to earn for long-term continue reading.
Mississippi was recently ranked 9th in the nation in the second annual Top States for Doing Business Survey conducted by Area Development Magazine based in New York. The survey is conducted using a group of leading site selection consultants who rank each state in 12 categories. Ranking is determined by how many times a state continue reading.
On Tuesday MCEA met with a group of citizens in Southaven Mississippi to discuss state policy and how those policies effect their businesses. Attendees were most interested in tax issues passed by the legislature and future issues related to taxes for 2012 and beyond. Marvin Cox, the current Chair of the Mississippi Tea Party Association, continue reading.
Today, lawmakers will consider an incentive package to entice new businesses to move to Mississippi netting thousands of jobs. Governor Barbour has consistently been successful in bringing new industry to our state through incentive packages like the one before the legislature today. Governor Barbour posted this news article to his website on August 31, 2011. continue reading.