Mississippi Development Authority
Oversees a wide array of programs to assist established businesses and encourage new ones. Among other things, you’ll find information on relocating to the state, community development, the Creative Economy, webinars and programs, and an amazing library with other resources.
MDA Minority Business Resources
MDA works with minority and women-owned businesses to facilitate networking with key industry partners from public and private sectors. They can also help you find joint ventures and subcontracting opportunities, as well as technical and financial assistance to help you better compete for federal, state, local government and commercial contracts.
Mississippi Small Business Development Center at the Hancock Chamber
A University of Mississippi project, “helping to transform Mississippi one small business at a time.” Investor assistance, free business videos and info on technology transfer, workshops, government contracts and international trade. The GC SBDC is a partnership with SBA, the Mississippi Legislature and the University of Mississippi.
Mississippi Enterprise for Technology
A private, non-profit organization dedicated to creating high-skill, high-wage jobs in Mississippi. MSET taps the scientific and technical assets of the state to promote industrial growth, stimulate new business start-ups, and attract companies to Mississippi. MSET is a joint effort of the Mississippi Development Authority, NASA and Mississippi’s universities.
Mississippi Procurement Technical Assistance Program
An integral element of the Mississippi Development Authority. A private non-profit corporation – South Mississippi Contract Procurement Center, Inc. – operates the center in Biloxi. The MPTAP provides its services only to Mississippi businesses. The services are provided at NO CHARGE. Their mission is to enhance national defense and economic development of the state of Mississippi by assisting Mississippi businesses in obtaining federal, state, local government and commercial contracts.
Mississippi Economic Development Council
The Mississippi Economic Development Council serves as the voice for Mississippi’s economic/community development and chamber of commerce professionals and their constituencies. Through collaboration with other local, state and national entities, MEDC establishes and advocates Mississippi’s economic and community development agenda.
Electric Power Associations of MS – Economic Development
The Economic Development Department of the Electric Power Associations of Mississippi has recently launched a new website. It allows site selectors and potential industrial clients to select and view buildings and sites in Mississippi utilizing Google Earth based on the user’s search criteria. The site also includes important information about incentives, demographics, education and government in Mississippi, along with interactive national, regional and local maps with overlays.
Mississippi Power recognizes the significant contributions of small businesses in our communities in southeast Mississippi. The company offers programs to support the start-up, expansion and retention of small businesses by providing business incentives, site information, demographics, energy management consultation and other services. Our representatives act as a catalyst to connect small business owners with area resources to generate successful growth.
Mississippi Secretary of State, Mississippi Insurance Commission, and the Mississippi State Tax Commission. “More info” takes you to MDA’s Business Services page.