CONTACT
Governor Barbour





February 6, 2009

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR ON
EMINENT DOMAIN LEGISLATION

“Lawmakers in the House who supported the use of eminent domain for major economic development realize that without it Mississippi would not be home to Stennis Space Center, Nissan, or Toyota, nor would the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway’s route through Mississippi have been able to attract manufacturing facilities. None of these huge job-creating projects could have happened without the use of eminent domain in special circumstances for economic development.”