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Bill’s demise ends state pot sweeteners for retail development

February 14, 2014


Mississippi’s tourism tax development incentives failed to gain enough legislative support for renewal this week and will expire July 1, ending the state’s practice of awarding tens of millions of dollars as incentives for development of shopping malls and retail plazas. The Mississippi Development Authority so far has awarded up to $155 million in potential […]

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Good Jobs First calls Pickering’s statement on Nissan subsidies ‘false and misleading’

June 10, 2013


A Response to Stacey Pickering We were surprised to read Stacey Pickering’s attack on our report about the $1.3 billion in subsidies made available to Nissan in connection with its assembly operations in Mississippi. The surprise was both at who wrote the article and what it said. Why is the Mississippi State Auditor responding to […]

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MBJ ANALYSIS: Businessman promising $1.1 billion steel plant in Arkansas has failed to deliver on big projects announced in Mississippi

January 31, 2013


By BECKY GILLETTE John D. Correnti, the businessman Arkansas is counting on to deliver “the largest economic development project in the state’s history,” a proposed $1.1 billion steel mill in Mississippi County in northeast Arkansas, has recently failed to deliver on promises for big projects in Mississippi. Tuesday Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe announced that Correnti’s […]

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Report: State has ways to go in monitoring jobs incentives

January 18, 2012

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A new report by Good Jobs First, a non‐profit, non‐partisan research center based in Washington, D.C., gives Mississippi a C- in a state-by-state assessment of how states monitor, verify and enforce the terms of job subsidies granted private companies as economic development incentives. The report titled Money‐Back Guarantees for Taxpayers: Clawbacks and Other Enforcement Safeguards […]

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