MDA Launches Minority Business Registry

Jackson, Miss. (November 27, 2012) – The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has launched the Mississippi Minority Business Registry, an important resource for businesses and public entities looking for prospective suppliers or contractors that can meet their procurement needs.
The new registry can be accessed online by visiting
A component of MDA’s Diversity in Contracting initiative, which focuses on increasing minority- and women-owned business participation in private and public contracting opportunities, the registry provides businesses and government agencies with greater access to the minority- and women-owned businesses in the state that offer the products and services they require.
This new, user-friendly website offers private and public entities an easy and effective way to identify prospective suppliers and vendors and provides greater visibility for minority- and women-owned businesses in the state.
“This registry is a reliable tool for businesses seeking the services of minority- and women-owned businesses in Mississippi. Search features allow the user to enter specific criteria, making it even easier to find the businesses that can meet their specific needs,” said Bob Covington, director of MDA’s Minority and Small Business Development Division. “We are excited about this new resource, and we are pleased to officially launch it for public use.”
Registering with the Mississippi Minority Business Registry is easy, and businesses do not have to be certified by MDA as a Minority Business Enterprise or a Women-Owned Business Enterprise to be included in the registry. To submit information, businesses should visit the registry at For more information, please contact Latonia Shirley with MDA at 601.359.6678 or email

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