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WILLIAMSBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY: Coronavirus COVID-19 update #3 City buildings closed to walk-ins through March

In concert with the Governor of Virginia, the City of Williamsburg announces that City buildings will remain closed to the public through March 30, 2020 as the coronavirus COVID-19 situation continues to escalate in the region.

WIC participation in Mississippi drops 11.6% over 5 years

The number of Mississippi residents taking part in the federal nutrition program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) declined 11.6 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2019, the U.S. Food and Nutrition Service reported.

Highest income earners in Mississippi taxed at 6.7% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in Mississippi are taxed at an effective rate of 6.7 percent, compared to the state’s 10.8 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

COLUMBUS-LOWNDES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Surge Soft Skills Online Learning Launched

Surge Soft Skills Online Learning Launched Surge Advisors, LLC has successfully launched its new SURGE Soft Skills online learning management system to help healthcare, nonprofit, and business organizations efficiently [EG1] train their leaders and staff.

COVINGTON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Collins aldermen approve installation of Project NOLA cameras

The city of Collins will soon be installing surveillance cameras through the nonprofit organization Project NOLA.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Mississippi estimated at 3.3%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Mississippi is 3.3 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

D'IBERVILLE ST. MARTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Habitat for Humanity launches social media campaign for Women Build 2020

To get the word out about Women Build 2020, Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast launched a social media campaign.

D'IBERVILLE ST. MARTIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Mississippi sets state record for tornadoes in 2019

Last year was another active year for severe weather in Mississippi with a record-setting 115 tornadoes across the state.

Mississippi ranks 19th best in new economic outlook analysis

Mississippi finished 19th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Mississippi ranks 10th best on corporate tax study

Mississippi finished 10th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Mississippi among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Mississippi was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Mississippi job growth this year projected at 0.8%

Job growth in Mississippi is expected to reach 0.8 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.4 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Mississippi lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Mississippi would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Mississippi ranks 31st in annual tax climate ranking

Mississippi finished 31st in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

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