"Go Zone" Act Spreads Hope

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Neshoba County officials say they are hoping the so-called "go zone" legislation will help them lure more tourism and industry to the area.

The county has a spec building it has built in its industrial park. Officials say thanks to the hurricane-related incentives four different companies have already expressed interest in locating there.

Officials who will help disburse go-zone related incentives were in Neshoba County Wednesday to talk with community and business leaders.

Here are a few things the go zone legislation allows:

Major tax incentives for new businesses to locate in the hurricane zone;

Incentives for cleanup and repair of existing businesses;

New, low interest bonds can now also be issued by the state to help existing and new businesses in the state;

There are also incentives for businesses that were closed who managed to retain their employees during that time.