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Businesses need to understand how state regulations affect their speed to market to remain competitive. In Mississippi, your timeline and risk assessment will be crystal clear.

Strong infrastructure supported by a responsive governing body makes Mississippi an ideal place to do business. Companies thrive here because of an efficient process for securing necessities such as land permits and incentives. Abundant resources, state-of-the-art telecommunications and a variety of utilities make doing business in Mississippi an easy, streamlined experience.

Mississippi is known as “The Hospitality State” for a good reason. We give businesses the personalized attention they need to get them up and running in no time.

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Energy Availability & Costs
  • Electricity, oil, propane
  • Water & wastewater
  • Telecommunications & broadband
  • Permitting

Energizing the state

Incentives and pricing give our state an advantage attracting new business

Mississippi’s energy suppliers are dependable and competitively priced, with incentives to make the state even more attractive to new and expanding manufacturing businesses. Three crude oil refineries offer a robust network for Mississippi companies in this market.

Water systems as mighty as the river

Advantageous location provides ease of access to water

Mississippi’s close to 3 million residents are supplied clean drinking water by the state’s more than 1,000 public water systems. Additionally, all wastewater permitting activities are handled by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

Keeping connected

Businesses rely on Mississippi’s dependable fiber network

With more than 300,000 miles of fiber optics and more being added every day, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, reasonably priced local and long distance rates and the employment of close to 20,000 Mississippians in the industry, the state’s telecommunications network is quickly expanding.

Cutting down the red tape

Simplifying the process to get you in business efficiently

Mississippi companies enjoy a streamlined process of permit approvals, thanks to most environmental regulations being identical to federal regulations and being issued by a singular state authority — the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

Sites & Buildings

Mississippi has an abundance of wide-open spaces for site development.

Incentives Directory

Whether an expansion or new site development, Mississippi offers an array of tax incentives, credits and exemptions to businesses throughout the state.

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