Legislation, weak economy make it difficult for Mississippi companies to go public

The last Mississippi company to go public was The First Bancshares Inc. in 1996. Only four Mississippi-based companies have gone public since 1950. And since the 1990s, the number of public companies in Mississippi has dropped a significant amount. Experts say the reason more companies in Mississippi and elsewhere in the country aren’t going public […]

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One Response to “Legislation, weak economy make it difficult for Mississippi companies to go public”

  1. Brabners Chaffe Street Says:

    The Sarbanes Oxley act is an understandable guard considering past failures. It is simply there to ensure a companies safety. This, combined with the current economy, as you mentioned, makes it all the more understandable as to why there is a decrease. However, once there is more promise in the economy, I think this law should be loosened to allow more growth.

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