Covid-19 Information and Resources

Mississippi Development Authority continues to fulfill our mission. Staff with the capability to work remotely are doing so, while some personnel remain on site in our offices at the Woolfolk Building in Jackson. We remain committed to doing our part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Coronavirus, while promoting community and economic development in Mississippi.

Independent Schools’ COVID-19 Assistance Grant Program

House Bill 1793 created the Independent Schools’ COVID-19 Assistance Grant Program. The legislation authorized $10 million to reimburse schools for eligible expenses incurred by implementing health measures and distance learning as a result of COVID-19.


This program is designed to provide CARES Act funds to reimburse eligible recipients for the purchase of “personal protective equipment” and providing COVID-19 testing for employees and staff for protection against COVID-19 from current patients.

Mississippi Rental Assistance Grant Program (MRAP)

On October 9, 2020, the Mississippi Rental Assistance Grant Program became law. This program provides grants to property owners to help them recover rental income lost between March 1, 2020, and December 30, 2020, due to COVID-19. Note: The application period for MRAP has ended as of November 15, 2020.

Mississippi Advantages

See the top reasons to do business in Mississippi.


Overall Cost of Doing Business
Area Development, 2020


Business Incentives Programs
Area Development, 2020


Energy Availability & Costs
Area Development, 2020


Speed of Project Permitting
Area Development, 2020

Who Does Business in Mississippi?

  • U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center C Spire Baxter Lowe's Milwaukee Walmart McKesson McLane
  • CAT Teleflex Tyson Entergy Continental Tire Mississippi Power U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Nissan
  • “Rolls-Royce is investing in America because of our collective innovation, competitiveness and cooperative spirit, and we find the state of Mississippi is the perfect location to expand our operations.”
    James M. Guyette
    Former Chairman, President & CEO, Rolls-Royce North America


Kimberly-Clark, a leading manufacturer of tissue and paper products, expanded its operations in Corinth with a $140 million investment.

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“The manufacturing skill set that we’ve seen has been a huge factor for why we’ve been up and running as well as we have.” - Blake Biewer.

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