Since I took office in January 2012, we have distributed $97 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. This represents more than half of all the money distributed since Mississippi started the program 36 years ago.
A big part of this success has been partnering with state and local leaders to help locate the rightful owners and help reconnect them with their funds, such as at our unclaimed property events around the State. Next month, while the Mississippi Association of Counties and Mississippi Municipal League hold their annual conferences, we will make flash drives available for these elected leaders with unclaimed property lists for their constituents.
We have done this at previous conferences with very positive results and we are hopeful that continuing this partnership, it won’t be long before we have distributed over $100 million! What a great economic stimulus for the State and local economy!
If you are an elected official attending either the MML or the MAS conference in June, please visit my team in the exhibitors’ hall to get your flash drive.