Mississippi economy growing slowly, lawmakers are told

Mississippi’s economy is growing gradually but still lags behind the pace of the U.S. economy overall, an expert told state lawmakers Thursday.

State economist Darrin Webb said during a briefing at the Capitol that the state and nation have a “boring kind of economy” right now, with slow job growth and shaky consumer confidence.

“The U.S. economy is growing. It just doesn’t have a lot of momentum,” Webb said. “The state’s economy is growing, as well, but it’s growing much, much slower.”