Corinth, Miss. – Lieutenant Governor candidate Delbert Hosemann visited with multiple business owners and met with local elected officials and economic development officials this week in Alcorn and Tippah counties.
“We’re out listening to business owners across the State, of any size, because we need to know what we can do to help them grow and prosper,” said Hosemann, a steadfast conservative who spent much of his career as a businessman in the private sector. “We want Mississippi businesses to know they will have a seat at the table when policy is formulated next year.”
Hosemann toured Kimberly-Clark Corporation (Corinth), KeytronicEMS (Corinth), Aluma-Form (Walnut), EcoWater Systems (Ripley), and Ashley Furniture (Ripley). He also visited the Rail Spur Property, a burgeoning industrial park in Corinth which is ready for development. The property is owned by a group of business people in the area and is supported by the Alliance, Corinth and Alcorn County’s economic development organization.
“In particular, we want to put in place the right building blocks to ensure our State has the educated workforce our businesses need,” Hosemann said. “When more Mississippians are working and earning a meaningful wage, our families and economy are stronger and healthier.”
As Secretary of State, Hosemann overhauled Mississippi’s archaic business laws and lowered filing fees. He also made the process of starting a business more efficient by automating the process online. Y’all Business — a one-of-a-kind website providing free economic, consumer, and demographic data to entrepreneurs and businesses — launched under Hosemann’s leadership.
Additionally, Hosemann has worked to bridge the gap between businesses, K-12 schools, and community colleges to create a seamless educational system preparing students for the next step. As a candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Hosemann has advocated for a more streamlined dual-credit system to allow students to earn skilled trades and college credit earlier in life, the reduction of economic barriers for discouraged workers to return to community college to learn a skill or earn a degree, and the consolidation and evaluation of current workforce development efforts.
Hosemann’s overall platform touches several major areas centered on growing Mississippi’s economy. These include: refocusing on skills training and increasing the State’s educated workforce; reducing unnecessary regulations and streamlining state government; encouraging small business and start-up growth; shoring up aging infrastructure; and improving access to healthcare and improving health outcomes.
The Republican Primary Election in Mississippi is Tuesday, August 6, 2019. For more information about the campaign, visit www.delberthosemann.com.