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Researchers preparing to take advantage of SMART Act

One of the centerpieces of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s legislative agenda passed in the last session, and university researchers are getting ready to take advantage of it. The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through (SMART) Business Act provides a 25 percent rebate to Mississippi companies that contract with Mississippi public universities and colleges for qualified research. The legislation caps the ...

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SMART Business Act: A new twist on an old concept

One of the cornerstones of Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s 2013 legislative agenda is an old bill with some new features. The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through (SMART) Business Act is similar to legislation Hosemann has supported the past two sessions. It offers incentives to businesses that contract with a Mississippi university for private research. “It came to my mind ...

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