The Business and Industry Political Education Committee’s (BIPEC) mission statement says that Mississippi businesses should “unite, protect, and advance free enterprise.” It is our opinion that the current flag divides us, hurts our economy, and hinders free enterprise.

Mississippi is always competing for economic development opportunities. The current flag puts us at a disadvantage and stands in the way of the growth and opportunities available to us. Mississippi should have a flag that will cast our state in a positive light.

BIPEC supports legislative efforts to change the current state flag.