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Tray Hairston

Tray Hairston

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With health care playing a prominent role in our economy, policymakers are looking for ways to multiply the impact for the greater good. This talk, by one of the authors of a significant incentive statute, explains how Mississippi is responding to the opportunity.

Tray Hairston is an attorney at Butler Snow LLP and a member of the firm’s Public Finance, Tax Incentives and Credit Markets group. He is formerly Counsel & Policy Advisor to Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and covered the areas of Economic Development and Public Finance. He also helped draft the Mississippi Health Care Industry Zone Act of 2012 in addition to serving as the Governor’s legal counsel to the Mississippi Home Corporation in shaping policy for affordable housing tax credits in Health Care Zones. Tray is an adjunct law professor at Mississippi College School of Law.