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Christensen: Community 'forward thinking'

April 26, 2013

Some state lawmakers raised concerns about whether the usual benefits from new industry would be seen in West Point.
Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen addressed those concerns during a question and answer session after he briefed Finance Committee members on the Yokohama Tire Company project set to land in West Point.
Christensen said that West Point and Clay County has already worked out how any taxes would flow throughout the county, prior to talk of a project.
"Forty-five percent of the taxes will go to the city, 45 percent will go to the county, and 10 percent would go to the LINK," Christensen explained, adding there was a prohibition on annexation clause in the legislation. "That was very forward thinking of this community. They are all participating."

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