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Mississippi ranked 14th in Rich States/Poor States Index

moneyARLINGTON, Va. — A new report on economic competitiveness ranks Mississippi 14th in the nation.

The findings were released Tuesday by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

The Rich States, Poor States report looks as 15 basic economic policies and how legislative action and state regulations affect them from state-to-state.

Those include various tax rates, regulatory burdens and labor policies.

The report shows states with low tax rates and right-to-work laws are more likely to have a better economic outlook.

Alabama ranked 20th on the index.

Utah ranks first while New York is listed 50th

To download a copy of Rich States, Poor States and to see individual state data, visit www.alec.org/rsps.

About Ross Reily

Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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