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BREAKING NEWS: Brent Christensen named new head of the Mississippi Development Authority

JACKSON — Brent Christensen has been named the new head of the Mississippi Development Authority. Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement during a press conference at the Marriot Hotel in downtown Jackson. Christensen, who has been the CEO of the Gainesville (Fla.) Area Chamber of Commerce the last 10 years, replaces interim director Jim Barksdale, the former Netscape CEO, who has ...

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Opinion: Economic development can be a dirty word

In the wake of the Mississippi Business Journal story this week that Mississippi and 28 other states are making no effort to determine the true returns their states are gaining from tax incentives granted businesses in exchange for promises of jobs and capital investments, it’s important to remember if you google “economic development benefits,” you’ll find a plethora of critics ...

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Study: Mississippi lags in assessing value of tax incentives

Mississippi and 28 other states are making no effort to determine the true returns their states are gaining from tax incentives granted businesses in exchange for promises of jobs and capital investments. So says the Pew Center on the States in a new study that categorizes the 29 states as those “trailing behind.” It puts 12 states in the “mixed ...

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Read April 30 issue of the MBJ

>> KEMPER COUNTY COAL PLANT HEARING Public Service Commission votes 2-1 to reissue Kemper certificate— By Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >> SIERRA CLUB PREPARES ITS LATEST KEMPER CHALLENGE Calls facility an expensive, unnecessary environmental hazard— By Clay Chandler >> STUDY: STATE LAGS IN ASSESSING VALUE OF TAX INCENTIVES Many have no policy requiring evaluations of incentives, Pew ...

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