Governor Bryant’s leadership is moving Mississippi in the right direction to get our economy back on the right track.
Mississippi is being recognized as a leader in many economic rankings:
Home to the 6th lowest cost of living in the country.
Number five in the country for growth of women-owned businesses.
Number five in the country for advanced manufacturing.
The fourth most tax-friendly state in America.
The second best place for oil and gas investment in the world.
One of the five best places to be an entrepreneur.
The best place in the country to be a doctor.
You can see Mississippi’s momentum through:
State savings: Mississippi’s Rainy Day Fund is now full at $400 million.
Jobs: About 40,000 new jobs have been created in Mississippi since 2011. Mississippi added 8,800 more jobs in 2014 than in 2013.
Private investment: Over $2 billion in private investment has come into Mississippi since 2012.
Unemployment reductions: Mississippi’s unemployment rate has dropped about 3% since Governor Bryant took office. The number of people receiving unemployment benefits is down 24% since 2013.
Reductions in teen pregnancy: The teen pregnancy rate has dropped by 15% since 2011.
Growth of exports: The total value of the goods Mississippi exports has grown since Gov. Bryant took office.
Growth of the number of businesses: Mississippi has added 1,500 more businesses than it has lost over the last three years.
Growth in personal income: Over the next year, personal income is projected to grow by 3.9% in Mississippi.
Growth of the middle class: Over the last five years, the poorest 20% of Mississippians saw their household income increase by over 8%. Those Mississippians are joining the middle class, and the Mississippians already in the middle class saw their household income increase over the last five years, too.