Meridian Star

October 22, 2013

Hinds Co. may ditch branding campaign


Associated Press

JACKSON —

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hinds County Supervisor Kenneth Stokes wants to pay a Jackson-based company $25,000 to create a marketing and branding campaign, even though the Hinds County Economic Development Authority is providing that same service.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/H7IEMx ) Stokes asked the Hinds County Board of Supervisors Monday to approve a contract to market the county with BRAG Inc.

Stokes also asked supervisors not to give the Hinds County Economic Development Authority its monthly allotment from a small amount of millage dedicated to it by the county. None of the four board members present would make a motion to approve the $104,096 due the authority.

Stokes said he doesn't want to give the authority its monthly tax proceeds because he believes five members on the authority's 17-member board are serving illegally.