Because of our high poverty and low educational attainment rates, Mississippi faces greater economic challenges than most states.
We still have the lowest per capita income and lowest per capita economic output of any state, as well as the highest poverty rate.
So when signs of progress are evident, they ought to be celebrated.
Here’s some encouraging news: Our state’s economy grew 2.4 percent in 2012. Not great, but much better than 2011 and nearly even with the nation’s 2.5 percent.
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
h/t Magnolia Report