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Enhancing the community

If we could only pick one thing to brag about in Mississippi, it would be our people every time. Mississippians are passionate about their home, their business, their people and their community. It’s that passion that fuels MDA with the desire to continue developing our business communities through meaningful and practical initiatives. Our Community Incentives and Community and Rural Development divisions offer various programs and services to grow communities and enrich the lives of those who live there.

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Building communities

Using your communities' existing assets to promote your city

The Community and Rural Development team works with communities to help them recognize, promote and capitalize on existing assets through asset mapping and in coordination with local Main Street associations. Existing assets may be natural resources, recreational sites and parks, local restaurants, historical buildings and monuments or community centers. The team creates recommendations to strategically promote and further the development of the asset, therefore strengthening the community.

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Economic development for qualifying communities

The Community Incentives team provides assistance to qualifying communities to develop their economies and improve quality of life

Financial assistance in the form of grants and loans are available for communities to invest in improving infrastructuring.

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Ready to see where Mighty Mississippi can take you? Contact the Mississippi Development Authority to learn more.

Manager of Programs & Services
Tim Climer
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