MDA’s 2019 Government Procurement Conference and Trade Fair scheduled for May 14–15 in Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi — April 23, 2019 — Mississippi businesses interested in learning about subcontracting and procurement opportunities are invited to participate in the Mississippi Development Authority’s 2019 Government Procurement Opportunities Conference and Trade Fair.

The event will be held Wednesday, May 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Jackson Convention Complex, located at 105 East Pascagoula Street in Jackson. A welcome reception featuring live music by blues musician Jesse Robinson will be held Tuesday, May 14, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Two Mississippi Museums, located at 222 North Street in Jackson.

“MDA’s Government Procurement Conference and Trade Fair is a valuable opportunity for Mississippi companies seeking to grow their business through partnerships with government agencies and corporations. The event also will ensure companies return home equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to successfully compete for contracts in today’s competitive economy,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr.

Participating companies will make connections with federal, state and local governments and corporate buyers during the biennial event. The conference also promotes partnerships and strategic alliances to aid Mississippi businesses in competing in the global marketplace.
Invited U. S. government agencies and defense contractors include: Department of Defense (Army, Air Force and Navy) installations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Small Business Administration, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Lockheed Martin, The Boeing Company, Huntington Ingalls, Northrop Grumman and NASA.
Approximately 60 Mississippi state purchasing offices are invited to participate as exhibitors. Private sector invitees include Entergy; Mississippi Power; McDonalds USA, LLC; MGM and Hertz Corporation.
For more information or to register for the 2019 Government Procurement Conference and Trade Fair, visit For more information, contact Joycie Lenior with MDA’s Minority and Small Business Development Division at 601-359-2904 or

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