Site Development Grant

Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Site Development Grant Program


Pursuant to Miss. Code Ann. §57-1-701, the Mississippi Site Development Grant Program assists public or private nonprofit economic development organizations or local governments (local partners) in developing available green field sites for industrial development. Matching grants of up to $50,000 for Ready Site site development projects or $250,000 for Premier Site site development projects are available for approved applications. MDA will fund Site Development Grant applications from across the state.

The Mississippi Site Development Program is designed to help local partners develop both Ready Sites and Premier Sites with the aim of increasing the number of competitive sites available for industrial development in Mississippi.

A Ready Site is defined as a property that satisfactorily meets the minimum criteria for a competitive, marketable site and is ready for a project within an expedited timeframe. Ready Sites are classified as sites with a minimum of 20 highly developable acres that are site-work ready within six months and can have utilities on site in 12 months; rail-served sites are preferred. Preference also will be given to sites with airport or port access.

A Premier Site is defined as a property that meets the desired development criteria of its potential market(s) and has additional differentiating or distinguishing site location attributes (e.g. high demand locations, intermodal and/or port access, large-scale “mega” development acreage, significant utility infrastructure, etc.) Premier Sites are classified as having a minimum of 100 acres with a labor force able to attract the intended market; a workforce study is required. Rail served sites are preferred. In addition, preference will be given to sites with airport or port access.

MDA is currently accepting applications for the Site Development Grant Program. Applications and all necessary supporting documentation must be mailed or hand delivered to:

Mississippi Development Authority
Financial Resources Division
Attn: Sally Williams
501 N. West St.
Jackson, MS 39201

All applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Summer 2021 Site Development Grant Application
Site Development Grant Guidelines