Increasing the Return: Investing in Mississippi’s Working Families

June 30th, 2007

Residents of Mississippi will be the first to describe Mississippi as one big small town. Family ties run deep, and friendships span generations. As such, no one would argue with the notion that the state’s strongest asset is its people. Mississippians are resilient and work hard for their communities and neighbors. While working hard, many are falling short of economic security in their families. Nearly 130,000 (or 39%) of Mississippi’s working families are low-income.

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