Community Services

As Mississippi’s lead economic development agency, MDA’s coordinated efforts help move the state’s economy forward.

Our organization is committed to increasing the quality of life in Mississippi, whether it is through job creation, business expansion, promoting our creative culture or improving infrastructure in cities and towns.

Business Development

We support existing businesses in Mississippi by providing programs and incentives for site selection and development, workforce training, business retention and expansion, financial analysis and market assessment.

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International Trade

Our International Trade Division helps Mississippi companies navigate and secure opportunities for international trade by providing international business training, technical export assistance, and sponsoring a variety of international trade missions.

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Minority & Woman Owned Business

MDA works to increase opportunities for minority and women-owned businesses through a variety of programs, financing programs, technical assistance, specialized training and networking opportunities.

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Entrepreneurs & Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of the Mississippi economy. Our Entrepreneur Center provides access to free information, expert support, and a wealth of services to help launch, sustain and grow a small businesses in Mississippi.

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Energy & Natural Resources

Our Energy and Natural Resources team works guides Mississippi’s energy policy to strengthen energy security and independence, economic competitiveness, and energy efficiency for the state and the nation.

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Community Development & Tourism

MDA collaborates with local economic development partners to spur economic growth within communities through strategic planning, grant and loan programs, community asset development, and the promotion of Mississippi tourism.

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