BRENT CHRISTENSEN: Mississippi in 2014: Success breeds success

When Governor Bryant was inaugurated in January of 2012, he made it clear that “Job one” for him was to be sure that every Mississippian who wanted a job had a job.

That goal is at the heart of Mississippi’s economic development efforts, and the 2013 job creation and investment figures show that we are making significant strides toward putting our state’s people to work. By year’s end, the Mississippi Development Authority had worked with its local partners and businesses throughout the state to announce the creation 6,265 new jobs and more than $1 billion in new corporate investment. In fact, the state’s momentum in the business sector was noted in numerous economic development trade publications around the world with one concluding, “Mississippi is on an economic roll.”

Winning creates enthusiasm and draws the attention of prospects proving the adage true that, “Success breeds success.” With that sentiment, Mississippi’s business recruiting efforts started off strong and yielded a high rate of return on globally sought after corporate projects. To win projects it takes a collaborative effort with stakeholders across the spectrum.

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