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As 2017 winds down, Mississippi economic growth looks to be less than 1 percent

By TED CARTER The indicators state economists use to assess the health of Mississippi’s economy showed the same lethargy in August as they did at the start of the year. “August represented another example of the relative sluggishness that has characterized the Mississippi economy in 2017,” said the October edition of Mississippi’s Business prepared by the University Research Center of ...

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Report forecasts state to see 'slow but improving' growth

JACKSON — The November issue of the Mississippi Economic Outlook, a quarterly publication, is now available. Published by the Center for Policy Research and Planning of the Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL), the Outlook presents the state economic forecast for 2012 to 2017, and includes detailed employment forecasts by sector. Regional, national and international developments impacting the state economy are ...

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Economist: Health, education key to growth

JACKSON — For long-term economic gain, Mississippi needs a culture change that encourages people to put greater value on their own health and education, according to state economist Darrin Webb. He spoke in Jackson at the annual conference of the Mississippi Economic Policy Center, a group that advocates public policies to help people with low or moderate incomes. Webb said ...

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Bynum meets with President Obama

JACKSON — Bill Bynum, CEO of ECD/HOPE (Enterprise Corporation of the Delta/Hope Community Credit Union), recently participated in a meeting with President Barak Obama to identify innovative ways to boost lending to small businesses and move the economy forward. Bynum joined a select group of 12 leaders from other community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and community banks from across the ...

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