For the past couple of weeks, there have been a lot of random thoughts going through my head.
Most of them have revolved around one word — why?
In my own head, I have reminded myself of a little kid responding to everything he hears with a simple “but why?”
Boards of Supervisors in Mississippi typically have good insights on what rural areas in the state need. Supervisors have daily interactions with people at the grassroots level — and are often the first to get a call when someone has a problem in their community.
These days it’s very difficult for rural Mississippi communities to land major economic development projects like huge manufacturing facilities. Even when they do, it has typically come at an enormous cost to state residents in the form of tax breaks and cash payments to industries.