We have heard a lot of talk in political circles about an Amazon report that many believed showed Mississippi as being the fastest growing state for small and mid-sized business. It sounds great, but this has been grossly exaggerated.
While we are making some gains in business climate rankings, we continue to lag behind our neighbors in the Southeast and most of our competitors in the nation in many categories. There is some encouraging news, but we should not deceive ourselves about the work we have left to do. What does that work look like?