Analysis: No quick fixes to boost Miss. economy

Stick around the Mississippi Capitol for a while, listen to a few briefings about finances, education levels and health statistics, and see if you can maintain a sunny, optimistic outlook about the state’s economic future.

It’s not easy.

Mississippi has long been one of the poorest states in the union. Barring some miraculously good luck for this state, or a horrible turn of events for others, it’s hard to see the day when Mississippi will sit atop many favorable national rankings.