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Mississippi Timber and Lumber Manufacturing Businesses Support Changing State Flag

By Mississippi Timber and Lumber Manufacturing Businesses
Businesswire
June 26, 2020
Category: Business & Politics
Region: US East, United States

JACKSON, Mississippi — The Mississippi legislature has the extraordinary opportunity to do better by both its citizens and its business community by changing the state flag. We stand with the many other businesses in supporting this change. …As providers of economic growth and job opportunities in the state of Mississippi, we urge the legislature to make this change and move Mississippi forward. Together, we represent Mississippi’s largest landowners and lumber manufacturers with millions of acres of working forests and nineteen mills in Mississippi providing for more than 47,000 jobs and $8.5 billion in annual sales and manufacturing revenues. We know firsthand the negative image projected by the current state flag. It hinders business opportunities and economic growth and it does not present the appropriate image to those outside of Mississippi.

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