MDA to Host Seminars on Construction Lien Law

Jackson, Miss. (May 9, 2014) – The Mississippi Development Authority’s Minority and Small Business Development Division will host three seminars entitled Understanding Mississippi’s New Construction Lien Law. The seminars, which will be held in Tupelo, Gulfport and Jackson, are designed to educate Mississippi companies in the construction industry – particularly small and minority-owned companies – about the new law and its requirements.
The law is the result of the collaborative efforts of the residential and commercial industries with the support of various trade associations. The law grants lien rights to first and second-tier subcontractors and material suppliers, as well as consulting engineers and land surveyors.
“This new law will benefit Mississippi’s small and minority-owned businesses in the construction sector, but it details very specific timeframes and guidelines that must be adhered to in order for them to capitalize upon the benefits that are provided by lien rights,” said MDA’s MSBDD Director Bob Covington. “I strongly encourage interested businesses to make plans to attend one of the three seminars to fully understand what this new law means for them.”
The dates and locations of the seminars are:

    • Thursday, May 22, 6 – 9 p.m. – Renasant Center, Second Floor, Room 222 – 398 E. Main Street – Tupelo, Miss.
    • Tuesday, June 3, 6 – 9 p.m. – Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast – 2214 34th Street – Gulfport, Miss.
    • Tuesday, June 17, 6 – 9 p.m. – Strayer University, Fifth Floor Training Room, 460 Briarwood Drive – Jackson, Miss.

To register for one of these seminars, please visit, click on “Events” and select the appropriate date on the calendar. For more information, please contact Latonia Shirley with MDA’s Minority and Small Business Development Division at 601.359.6678 or

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