Businesses give MDA director a $47,000 bump in salary

Per a 2012 law, businesses can contribute to increase the salary of the Mississippi Development Authority’s director.

The list of businesses contributing to a $47,000 stipend for MDA Director Brent Christensen is below.

Christensen makes a base salary of $83,000 a year. But officials with the Mississippi Partnership for Economic Development has announced it’s adding another $47,000 to his pay. Per the 2012 law, which was hotly debated, private economic development groups can donate to a stipend of up to $47,000 a year, at the governor’s discretion and pending specific goals are met.

Geoff Pender
Clarion Ledger