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Old 05-26-2012, 05:58 PM
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How to sell Mississippi to others? Well, this is the way I see it. Mississippi doesn't have a great reputation. Alot of it comes from history. Mississippi has a reputation for being extremely racist because of the institution of slavery that existed for so long, Jim Crow segregation that existed, events such as the kidnapping/murder of 3 civil rights workers, among other incidents. Mississippi has a bad reputation for being the poorest(or one of the poorest) states in the USA. Mississippi has a reputation for not having that great of education, high obesity(it's high all over the USA), a reputation for alot of things considered to be bad.

How to sell Mississippi to others? I say one could start with the Gulf Coast. Florida isn't cheap anymore. The Mississippi Gulf Coast still is. Maybe Mississippi can sell itself to people who want to retire, to people who want to swim or surf.

One should ask: What do people want in a place?
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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How to sell Mississippi to others? I say one could start with the Gulf Coast

Vacations on the Gulf Coasts of Florida and Mississippi are heavily advertised here in California.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:01 PM
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How to sell Mississippi to others? I say one could start with the Gulf Coast

Vacations on the Gulf Coasts of Florida and Mississippi are heavily advertised here in California.
Okay. Now how to sell the rest of the state to others.
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Old 06-01-2012, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Denver
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How to sell Mississippi to others? I say one could start with the Gulf Coast

Vacations on the Gulf Coasts of Florida and Mississippi are heavily advertised here in California.
Only because of the oil spill.
Did you guys get them before the spill?

I think MS should market its small towns like Biloxi, Natchez, Oxford, Vicksburg, etc. They are beautiful and it would be less involved to market and improve these small cities and towns.
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Old 06-01-2012, 09:01 PM
 
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I'm considering moving to Ms. from Illinois. If not for the casinos in Tunica, I would never have set foot in the state. After a few trips, I started to like the towns in NW Ms. I have a pug, so I will require an excellent, reliable residential air conditioning system.


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What would you do to entice people from other states to move to Mississippi?
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:30 AM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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I'm considering moving to Ms. from Illinois. If not for the casinos in Tunica, I would never have set foot in the state. After a few trips, I started to like the towns in NW Ms. I have a pug, so I will require an excellent, reliable residential air conditioning system.
NW Mississippi is a good choice.
I have to smile at your 'air conditioning' comment.........it ain't all THAT bad! But no, you won't have any problem finding what you need.

Be sure to visit Oxford and Tupelo before you make your final choice.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Savannah, GA
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Why should MS 'sell' itself to anybody? It's not all about hooking yourself out to somebody else.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:27 AM
 
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I do. I live in New Hampshire and i have yet to meet one Granite Stater who would agree with you.

Also ive had many good experiences with New Yorkers and with folks on the east coast. On 9/11 i was covered in ash from my building walking home wiht no wallet. Strangers gave me water and helped me clean up. Cab driver took me home free. I once saw a guy pass out on the subway and strangers helped him. Several times people have walked up to me as i looked at a subway map and asked if i needed help. I went to an ivy university and ive never seen people hide research material. Ive met nice people in the hamptons. Ive met good and bad people here just like anywhere else (ive been to 45 countries and 46 states) . Ive learned not to stereotype new yorkers or mississipians as only idiots do that, imo? People are people. Mostly good, a smaller percenage, not so.
I'm from a small town in southern Virginia and in 1995 my family and I visited New York City. We got lost looking for our relative's home in the Bronx and we stopped at a gas station to ask for directions. One of the workers there was kind enough and took the time to drive his own car so we could follow him to our destination. That's the point where I knew better than to assume all New Yorkers were callous, rude, and uncaring people. Their accents are still annoying though.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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That's the point where I knew better than to assume all New Yorkers were callous, rude, and uncaring people. Their accents are still annoying though

Waddaya tawkin bout?
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Old 07-14-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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If Mississippi abandoned fundamental Christianity they would get a lot of people. People with sanity generally don't want to move to a place where gays and blacks are bullied like the 1950s never ended. Stop that garbage and the state will do well!
What the hell does Christianity have to do with bullying blacks or gays? You're not very well versed on scripture.
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