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WLOX Editorial: Tax exemptions help lure business to South Mississippi

The Jackson County Board of Supervisors just gave a big tax break to Chevron as the company expands its refinery. Some may scrutinize the $10 million tax break on a  $1.6 billion project. But we agree with the tax reduction. 

Chevron's new tax bill for the year will be $48 million for the county and the schools. The county should continue to work with Chevron and other employers that add so much to the local economic engine.     

Growing and attracting industry with well-paying jobs to the region is very competitive. Other cities, counties, states and even other countries are offering incentives to companies to locate in their regions. Our local and state officials should continue to work hard on courting new and existing businesses for South Mississippi.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to editorials@wlox.com.

Rick Williams
WLOX-TV General Manager

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