A website by the Secretary of State’s office to promote economic development in Mississippi has attracted a large number of visitors since its Sept. 30 launch.
The site, www.YallBusiness.sos.ms.gov, brings together economic, census and consumer data into one comprehensive website. It also has a link on the main Secretary of State website. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says the site has already had approximately 10,000 visitors from every state and many foreign countries.
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about for 30 years during my time of representing small businesses,” Hosemann said. “I’ve always known they have phenomenal abilities if they have the same information as the big companies. When they have this information, small businesses can compete better and make profitable business decisions.”
Hosemann and his office are committed to keeping the site updated with current, sufficient information. This information will help business owners with expansions, new locations, or perhaps be the determining factor of not starting a business.
“One of the best news items we’ve had is that we’re able to sell Mississippi worldwide with this site because the first thing visitors see is the state and all the things they may not know about us,” he said. “They can go from county to county or to the metro areas.”