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ASPIRE bridges the gap in Mississippi communities

What if economic developers could play a part in building the resiliency of their own communities, while creating support for their own fiscal efforts?

Through ASPIRE Mississippi, organizations gain critical knowledge in community and economic development and develop strategic, coordinated efforts involving all stakeholders to build more vibrant municipalities and counties. Learn about how to apply below.

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Fast Facts

Fast Facts
students from Panola County Schools participated in “Made in Panola,” a county-wide job fair featuring a session teaching necessary skills for the workplace.
talk-show host, speaker, philanthropist and TV personality Oprah Winfrey calls Kosciusko, Mississippi home.
expansion project by a local company created 10 additional jobs after completion of an ASPIRE project to stabilize a nearby ditch from soil erosion


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

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