Mississippi ranked 5 in the list of 10 most entrepreneurial states. According to the website, these states had more start-up activity than anywhere else in the nation.
The study was based on information provided by the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity. What did they say about Mississippi? Mississippi’s 2012 start-up rate was 430 per 100,000 adults.
CNN Money quoted Tony Jeff, CEO of Innovative Mississippi, a non-profit that helps early-stage companies. He said small businesses have been a big part of Mississippi’s economy because we have fewer corporations. And many new college grads start their careers by launching a business here.
CNN Money said: “Start-ups can get help doing research and finding capital through Mississippi State University’s Entrepreneurship Center. They also can enroll in business-training bootcamps offered throughout the state by the Mississippi Development Authority.”
CNN also said many entrepreneurs are being lured to Mississippi because of its growing telecom, tech, oil & gas, and biomass energy industries.
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Best places to launch a business, according to CNN Money
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