JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi’s economic growth rate is one of the best in the nation, according to new figures released Wednesday by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The state’s 1.6% growth rate for 2013 ranked 29th in the nation, but the best in the Southeast, doing better than Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee. The national average was 1.8%.
The biggest contributors to the growth in Mississippi last year came from construction and the production of non-durable goods.