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Workforce training, inventory tax are top issues

MEC plans to use session to build for the future

Workforce development and elimination of the state inventory tax are two key upcoming legislative issues strongly voiced by members of the Mississippi Economic Council, but 1999 will primarily be a year to focus on long-range concerns, said president Blake Wilson.

“An election year is not the year for blazing new trails,” said Wilson. “We`re more focused this session on the long-term. We`re really going to work on introducing long-term concepts we hope will bear fruit in the years 2000 and 2001.”

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