Partnered with the Mississippi Department of Revenue to resolve an unnecessary permitting issue resulting in Carmigo opening its headquarters here in Mississippi and creating 50 new jobs.
Andrew Warmath, founder and CEO of Carmigo:
Laws can sometimes be detrimental towards innovation and progress. As a new technology startup in Mississippi, we faced some of those laws that were hindering our growth. We reached out to Secretary Watson and his response was very refreshing. He was quick to bring the necessary parties together to find an amicable resolution.
MDAH Facility Permit Regulation
Partnered with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to resolve an issue caused by a facility permit regulation which was keeping a business from being able to begin operating in Mississippi.
As a businessman on the Coast, I am appreciative of the efforts of Secretary Watson to ensure even the smallest of regulations don’t go unchecked. With Michael’s assistance, we were able to work through the red tape that hindered completion on our new business development. He formulated a strategy to ensure a discretionary rule was given proper consideration and promoted collaboration between state agencies, ultimately enhancing economic growth for Mississippi.
MSDH New Facility Permit
Partnered with the Mississippi State Department of Health to amend its site assessment checklist to reflect accurate information and remove unnecessary, burdensome requirements.
Handicap Driver’s License Issue
Partnered with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation Services (MDRS) to remove a barrier to obtaining a driver’s license and vehicle controls for a disabled citizen of Mississippi.
Resolved in July of 2021.