Miss. ranked second in nation for competitive utility rates

Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced Tuesday that Area Development, a national site selection publication, recently ranked Mississippi as second in the nation for competitive utility rates related to economic development and job growth.

“I am proud that the economic development community around the country is taking note of the pro-jobs efforts of the Mississippi Public Service Commission to keep rates low,” Presley said. “The first job at the PSC is to protect the public interest and bring reliable utility service to the people, businesses and industries of Mississippi. While we still have much work to do to keep rates low, I am proud that Area Development has recognized the Commission’s hard work.”

Presley sponsored and passed the Small Business Rate Incentive that is targeted to Mississippi small business owners to help them save on upfront utility costs.