Development Partnerships

The Mississippi Development Authority

The Mississippi Development Authority is the State of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency. More than 250 employees are engaged in providing services to businesses, communities and workers throughout the state.

The agency is organized into three groups:
The Economic Development Group focuses its efforts in traditional business recruitment and retention, community development, tourism development and export development.

The Asset Development Group pursues innovative ways to develop unique Mississippi assets such as cultural heritage, natural resources and small town life styles.

The Administration and Financial Services Group oversees the agency's financial and administrative responsibilities and community development grant programs.

For more information please visit the Mississippi Development Authority »

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Mississippi Gulf Coast Alliance for Economic Development

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Alliance for Economic Development is an independent regional economic development partnership comprised of the three coastal counties of Mississippi, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, as well as the Mississippi Power Company. Through this professional partnership, businesses and industries can work with a central contact when considering relocating and expanding into the area.

The alliance can provide:

  • Financial packaging
  • In-depth and customized labor market analyses
  • Employee recruitment assistance
  • Job training
  • Custom research
  • Connection to business and government leaders in the region
  • Coordination of state and local assistance
  • Liaison with the Mississippi Development Authority
  • Land and building options
  • Confidential site selection services and site tours
  • Environmental permitting services

For more information please visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast Alliance »

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Mississippi Power

Mississippi Power provides economic development services for the 23-counties of southeast Mississippi. Their professional staff, in partnership with state and local organizations, can find the perfect site or building in Mississippi for your business expansion or relocation.

Economic Development has been a primary area of focus for Mississippi Power since 1925. They know the state. They know the people. They can guide you through every step of locating in Mississippi, all in strict confidence.

Join the 60 Fortune 500 companies who already call Mississippi home.

For more information please visit the Mississippi Power Economic Development website

For specific site information, visit Mississippi Power's Project Ready website

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Mississippi Aerospace Corridor

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is well known for its tourism and shipbuilding industries. However, its role in the aerospace industry dates back to the 1960s with the establishment of a NASA rocket test facility, and continues to this day with the recent opening of one of the newest unmanned aerial 
vehicle plants in the world.

South Mississippi's aerospace footprint has all the expected characteristics: some of the biggest names in the industry have operations here; it has a capable work force and training programs, aerospace-focused technology parks, business incubators - the list is long.

The Interstate 10 region between South Louisiana and Northwest Florida is home to aerospace activities that include Louisiana’s Michoud Assembly Facility, Mississippi’s Stennis Space Center, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Unmanned Systems Center and Keesler Air Force Base, the planned Airbus facility at Mobile’s Brookley Industrial Complex and Florida’s pilot training and aerial weapons development programs in Pensacola, Milton, Fort Walton Beach and Panama City.

With a high quality of life and low cost of doing business, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a contender for some of the most high-profile projects in the aerospace industry.

Read more about the Mississippi Coast Aerospace Corridor »

Ports, Cuba sign accords

The Mississippi ports of Pascagoula and Gulfport signed agreements in Cuba on Monday with an eye to future business and with a Republican U.S. senator from the state

USCG awards contracts

Ingalls Shipbuilding and VT Halter Marine of Pascagoula were among five companies that were awarded firm, fixed-price contracts from the U.S. Coast

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