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Old 07-06-2009, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Redneck Hell Lucedale, Ms
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:01 AM
 
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The really good jobs are tough to come by friend. I left due to my spouse taking a 40+ percent pay cut for the same job as in the midwest. Housing prices in the economic development areas are skewed quite high as opposed the the state averages - easy and still attractive to get into, but VERY HARD to get out of...

However, the "winters" in the lower 2/3 of the state are a blessing - compared to the midwest. A scattering of cold fronts and a dusting of snow periodically, nice, REALLY NICE!

Let me tell you what you will get in Mississippi: Pine trees, Good down to earth people, and the best deep- fried anything you've ever eaten- the breading is to die for. If you come south - just enjoy the southern hospitality and the culture. I've never regetted it and never will.
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Old 07-07-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I've heard that the time to make money, as far as the construction and trades industries were during the mid 90's when the casinos were being built and the year right after Katrina. Other factors aside, things have slowed on the coast. That's not only my perspective, but other people's as well.
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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I've heard that the time to make money, as far as the construction and trades industries were during the mid 90's when the casinos were being built and the year right after Katrina. Other factors aside, things have slowed on the coast. That's not only my perspective, but other people's as well.
My company has had so much work on the coast that we opened up an office down there to keep up with all the work. I would say that MS coast development is far from being slow, especially compared to the rest of the nation during these hard economic times.
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Coast of MS
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Oh there are a lot of things being rebuilt on the coast & will continue to do so until it is at least at prekatrina levels, if not more...if anything, maybe condo developments may have slowed, but other building/rebuilding hasn't slowed
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Old 07-13-2009, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Over the past year, I have worked on projects in Pass Christian, Long Beach, Moss Point, Hancock County, and D'Iberville - schools, fire stations, city halls, etc. You can't tell me there's no work going on down there.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:07 AM
 
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I need to find a job soon. I was in the process of finishing college BUT now I'm getting a divorce AND I have 2 older kids. I need to leave as soon as possible but I don't have money nor an education...yet. I have no family here and I refuse to go back to Greenville (read all the horrible posts, it's all true!) I hate to feel like I'm trapped here in Columbus with no job openings at all other than part-time minimum wage crap. Where are the descent jobs, at least descent enough to afford 600+ rent. I want to get as close to Memphis as possible but remain in MS if I can. Any job openings, school ideas etc. would be highly appreciated. It's urgent! At the time my husband pays $550 for our 1800 sq. ft home, 3 br, 1.5 baths and a huge backyard. Is the cost of living much higher than the usual salary in DeSoto Co.?
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