Salter – Bryant’s team earns respect with Yokohama victory

Is it appropriate to talk about Gov. Phil Bryant’s successful courtship of the Yokohama Tire Co. plant to West Point made public this week in the same breath with economic development icons like the state’s Nissan and Toyota plants?

Mississippi taxpayers provided $363 million worth of incentives for Nissan, which came promising 5,300 jobs, $1.4 billion in capital investment and a 3.5 million-square-foot facility.

Sid Salter
4/30/13