Posts Tagged ‘Kathy Gelston’

Lawmakers pass bills to increase corporate tax breaks

JACKSON — Businesses could be in line for more incentives in Mississippi, in addition to the more than $100 million in new tax breaks the Legislature has passed over the past two years. The House Ways and Means Committee passed three bills yesterday that would increase the use of corporate-income-tax breaks for companies that relocate […] [...]

Good idea or not?

See related Feb. 4 Business Blog post, ‘Haley Barbour and Khosla Ventures’ and Feb. 11 post, ‘WSJ: Learned from Khosla-backed energy startups that tanked.’ State leaders agree that affordable and reliable energy is essential for Mississippi’s future economic growth. Gov. Haley Barbour has said his energy policy is “more of it” and has aggressively promoted […] [...]

PEER: Some MDA loan programs drastically under-used

by Clay Chandler Published: January 2,2011

Tags: Doug Davis, Kathy Gelston, Mississippi Development Authority, PEER

Four of the Mississippi Development Authority’s business development loan programs are severely under-utilized, and their future availability is questionable after a report by the Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee (PEER). The PEER report looked at the utilization rates for fiscal years 2006-2010 and FY 2010 year-end fund balances of seven of the MDA’s business […] [...]

Incentive enhances profits

by Laura Smith Published: March 14,2010

Tags: GO Zone, Kathy Gelston, Tax incentives

Of Mississippi’s 82 counties, 49 of them are located within the Go Zone region   Tax incentives created under the Gulf Opportunity Zones legislation in 2005 have helped spur economic development as the region recovers from hurricanes that rocked the region that year. Extensions for the federal legislation have been approved by the U.S. Senate […] [...]

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