Mississippi leaders consider ways to save jobs

Cunin, Joan
October 2007
Furniture/Today;10/22/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 7, p10
Trade Publication
The article reports that furniture manufacturers in Mississippi are seeking state funds for programs designed to keep more manufacturing jobs from going offshore. At a Mississippi Furniture Association (MFA) meeting, Governor Haley Barbour joined manufacturers, vendors, suppliers, and politicians to discuss industry concerns. MFA President Ken Pruett outlined a proposal for a $2,000-a-year state income tax rebate for up to 10 years to employers for every cut-and-sew job returned to the state.


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