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No flattery from Forbes: Publication gives state dismal business ranking

  Mississippi’s government and business leaders won’t find any glad tidings for the New Year in Forbes magazine’s annual list of “Best States for Business.” The business magazine’s December issue ranks Mississippi 46th overall and puts the state dead last in the “Growth Prospects” category. By contrast, Forbes proclaimed Utah the top state for business and described it as magnet ...

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Mississippi’s economic development evolution

In the 1930’s Mississippi marketed itself to manufacturing companies to relocate or expand to the state in return for incentives to do so. Since then economic development in Mississippi has evolved into a comprehensive activity involving numerous government and nonprofit organizations whose purpose is to increase the wealth of the state and its communities and to improve the overall quality ...

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Hancock Makes Repeat on Forbes' 'Most Trustworthy' Companies List

By Ted Carter Coming off a third quarter that saw triple-digit income growth over the previous quarter, Gulfport-based Hancock Bank has a new reason to cheer: a listing on Audit Integrity’s “Most Trustworthy Companies” published this week in Forbes Magazine. The $8.2 billion regional bank, which reported third-quarter income of $14.9 million and earnings per share of 40-cents, landed on ...

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