11/23/08

Mississippi: Least Competitive State in America

Beacon Hill InstituteImage via WikipediaAccording to the Beacon Hill Institute's Competitive Report, the state of Mississippi ranks dead last in terms of attracting and keeping businesses that contribute to economic growth. According to KATC.com,
The competitiveness index is based on 43 indicators that evaluate government and fiscal policy, security, infrastructure, human resources, technology, business incubation, openness and environmental policy.
Among Mississippi's many disadvantages, education remains a big one. Without a highly educated workforce, we will remain a poor choice for many businesses. It seems to be that one important strategy for us to consider to improve our situation would involve opposing the anti-intellectualism which seems so rampant in our state.

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