‘What happened to Farish Street?’: Accounting for millions of dollars, opportunities lost in a historic Jackson community

In the past four decades, at least $50 million in taxpayer funds, loans, grants as well as private investment has been spent or committed to redevelopment efforts in the historic African American district. Now that a six-year court fight is over, neighbors and city leaders say they have renewed hope for a Farish Street comeback

Continental Tire’s promise of jobs part of ‘God’s design,’ officials claim at plant’s grand opening

After years of controversy over millions of dollars in state tax incentives the German company received and a historic cemetery at the site, Continental Tire’s manufacturing facility in western Hinds County is officially open. Mississippi leaders hope the 2,500 jobs the company promises to provide in the next decade will spur economic growth in the region