Mississippi lags in economic growth and tech innovation

Mississippi has provided millions in tax breaks and subsidies in the past few decades to lure new industries such as Nissan, Toyota and Yokohama Tire, and to induce those already in the state to expand.
State taxpayers help pay for movie production costs, give developers incentives to build shopping centers for tourists and have bankrolled solar panel makers and a biofuels plant.
Most recently, in February the Mississippi Legislature gave Continental Tire and shipbuilder Topship a combined $274 million in subsidies for a tire plant near Clinton and a shipyard in Gulfport.
SIGN ON THE DOTTED LINE: Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director

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