With millennials leaving Mississippi in “brain drain,” economic developers believe the state should focus on small businesses and entrepreneurs. Here’s a look at what happened in Water Valley, near Oxford MS.
In what is being described as a “brain drain,” millennials are leaving Mississippi faster than any other state except Vermont. Factors include economic well-being, income, recovery from recession. MS Coast is not losing millennials as fast.
The MS Coast is seeing “brain drain,” the loss of millennials, but the problem is worse in rural areas of Mississippi. The Gulf Coast Business Council is working on an economic development plan to keep and attract young people.
Leland, Mississippi, police said two kids drowned and one was rescued from Deer Creek after their mother said she left them locked inside a car to go into a convenience store, then the car rolled into a creek.
Anna Bush of Hattiesburg, along with her husband, Matt, and their 2-year-old son, Truitt, are devoted to making Mississippi a better place. They want to use their voices to speak up for minorities and those that have been silenced.