Job Creators Demand Good Roads

Over the last twenty years, the State of Mississippi and local jurisdictions have recruited many potential large employers to Mississippi. Sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. When Mississippi wins, improved and well maintained roads are almost always a significant contributing factor. Whether these companies build autos, tires, weapons or aircraft parts, roads matter.

Many strategic taxpayer funded investments have been made to ensure access to reliable transportation to bring more jobs to Mississippi. That’s great for the areas that landed these projects, but what about the rest of us? Mississippi needs a plan that serves the long-term needs of all of Mississippi. New economic development opportunities like tire companies, auto mobile plants and other manufacturers are contingent upon the maintenance and upkeep of Mississippi's infrastructure.