Incentive program saves businesses money

A program believed to be unique to Mississippi has given small businesses in the state a major injection of cost savings as they try to start their operations.

That saving now totals more than $1.5 million in money that would have otherwise gone toward literally “keeping the lights on.”…

…Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley of Nettleton came to DeJournett’s business Wednesday to tout the program he first proposed in 2011 that has now saved 2,826 of Mississippi’s burgeoning small start ups a total of $1.746 million in utility costs by way of reduced rates and alternative deposit options.

Presley’s visit was also part of a tour of his district to announce the renewal of the program by the Public Service Commission for another year.

Desoto Times