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Watson: Over 30,000 net new businesses formed in Mississippi in 2020

By: Frank Corder - February 2, 2021

Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson took to social media Tuesday to highlight his office’s effort to “Tackle the Tape” and celebrate new business formations during 2020.

Watson said Mississippi is one of the most regulated states in the Southeast, if not the country, and that is why his office has been focused on cutting the regulatory burden associated with starting a business in the state.

The Secretary noted regulation changes that occurred through the Occupational Licensing Review Commission associated with the Public Accountancy Board, the Board of Dental Examiners, and the Board of Architecture.

Watson said that Mississippi saw a net of more than 30,000 new businesses formed in 2020, a significant increase from the net of roughly 3,000 new businesses formed in 2019.

Watch his Secretary Watson’s update below.

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Frank Corder

Frank Corder is a native of Pascagoula. For nearly two decades, he has reported and offered analysis on government, public policy, business and matters of faith. Frank’s interviews, articles, and columns have been shared throughout Mississippi as well as in national publications such as the Daily Caller. He is a frequent guest on radio and television, providing insight and commentary on the inner workings of the Magnolia State. Frank has served his community in both elected and appointed public office, hosted his own local radio and television programs, and managed private businesses all while being an engaged husband and father. Email Frank: