Posts Tagged ‘economics’

MDA ranked No. 9 development agency; UM professor notes low-wage states are on top for business friendliness

by Published: December 10,2014

Tags: Business, economic development, economics, Mississippi, NEWS

By Jack Weatherly The Mississippi Development Authority is No. 9 in the first-ever rankings of state economic development organizations in the U.S. by the American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc. Meantime, in the annual pro-business evaluation, the institute put Mississippi at No. 21, gaining an overall “B,”  including “A’s” on incentives, for […] [...]

Pearl ordering rental properties to retrofit with sprinklers, build storm shelters

by Published: September 30,2014

Tags: Business, economics, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

Owners of Pearl’s multi-family rental complexes and mobile home parks have joined to fight a city mandate requiring rental property owners to install interior sprinklers in each rental unit and build storm shelters to accommodate each resident. Representatives of the owners say they face millions of dollars in retrofitting costs and displacement of tenants to […] [...]

Hay to be in short supply due to weather, insect predation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — High demand for hay last winter, a wet spring and heavy insect pressure have all challenged the state’s pastureland, which means hay may be scarce this winter. Rocky Lemus, forage specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said these factors pushed the state’s hay inventories 20 percent lower than the three-year […] [...]

MSU’s ag economics department turns 100

STARKVILLE — A leading environmental economist will be the featured speaker Feb. 13 as Mississippi State University commemorates the centennial birthday of the agricultural economics department. University alumnus Richard T. Carson, now an economics professor at the University of California, San Diego, will speak at 2 p.m. in McCool Hall’s Taylor Auditorium. The event is […] [...]

Marianne Hill retires after tracking state economy for two decades

The logic of purposely dumping American grown wheat into the Gulf of Mexico while large parts of the world’s population starved didn’t compute for high school math whiz Marianne Hill. Her teacher’s short-form answer – the wheat dumping protected farmers in the Third World countries whose people were starving – equally befuddled Hill, who decided […] [...]

State’s tax collections come in under expectations

by Published: May 5,2013

Tags: appropriations, budget, economics, tax, tax collections

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI —  Mississippi tax collections were $46 million, or 8.2 percent, below the estimate for the month of April. Kathy Waterbury, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Revenue, said the majority of drop may be due to timing of receipts and processing. “We won’t know for certain until all of the income tax […] [...]

Robinson receives promotion

by Published: April 12,2013

Tags: economics, Lee Robinson, Mississippi Valley Division

Lee Robinson, lead economist of the Vicksburg District, was recently selected as the new lead economist for the Mississippi Valley Division. Robinson will be the lead for all economists throughout the six district offices in the Mississippi Valley Division. The Mississippi Valley Division is located in Vicksburg and oversees six district offices located in St. […] [...]

Economic study touts virtues of offshoring

Here’s a little something that might not go down easy for workers in Mississippi and elsewhere in the United States: Offshoring of jobs and the influx of immigrant labor into the country do not — on the whole — damage the U.S. labor force, says a new paper from the London School of Economics Center […] [...]

Matthews accepts award

Delta State University’s College of Business recently awarded the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award to associate professor of economics Dr. Michelle Matthews. A native of Tunica, Matthews graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1997 with a degree in banking and finance and in 2003 she received her PhD. in economics. She has been working at […] [...]

Schools recognized for economic education

PURVIS — Lamar County School District’s efforts to give students a strong economics background is paying off. The district has been recognized as a state model for its comprehensive K-12 economics curriculum by the Mississippi Department of Education and the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. It has received the first Banner School for Financial Readiness […] [...]

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