Supervisors debate new tax exemption district

HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Harrison County supervisors today debated the benefits and necessity of providing tax exemptions to small businesses as a means of creating jobs. At issue is a North Highway 49 District, which the City of Gulfport has approved as a tax break area where qualifying businesses can apply for tax relief.

Supervisor Connie Rockco worries about the county expanding tax exemption districts too widely. She reminded her colleagues of the tight finances the county still faces and said we don't want to "give away the farm" by granting too many tax breaks.

Steve Phillips was at today's supervisors' meeting and will have more on the tax exemption debate later today on WLOX News and

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