A new report on the state's economy says Mississippi is growing at a strong pace, not seen since the 1990s.
The Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) Office of Policy Research and Planning recently released the April 2007 edition of Mississippi's Business. The report states the strong growth is due, in large part, to Katrina rebuilding efforts.
One example cites that 45 percent of all jobs created in the state over the last year were in Harrison County.
"Without this rebuilding, the state's economy would be very weak," said Dr. Darrin Webb, senior economist with the IHL Office of Policy Research and Planning.