Mississippi Development Guide

Mississippi’s legacy of innovation and tradition create a unique business climate where opportunity is amplified.


Built To Thrive
The fertile soil of the Delta yields a bumper crop of business expansions.
‘This Is  Our Time’
A governor’s uncluttered agenda yields landmark gains in Mississippi.
The Inside View Of a Mega-Project
MDA’s leader on the team that laid the groundwork for the largest deal in state history.
Mississippi Leaders Prioritize Workforce Preparation
Investments into higher education accelerate Mississippi’s economic growth.
Banking on You
Your time is valuable, so are your ideas.
How Columbus Landed a Generational Deal
Steel Dynamics is investing $2.5 billion to build an aluminum plant in Lowndes County.
Secrets of the Golden Triangle
This is how to ‘keep growing’
The Business Incentive Designed by You
Mississippi introduced a new incentive for businesses in 2022 called the Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive (MFLEX).
Show Me The Sites!
Mississippi’s making space for your business.
Actually, It Is Rocket Science
When it comes to the aerospace industry, it’s all systems go in Mississippi,” said Governor Tate Reeves.
Capitalizing On Coastlines
A wave of economic opportunity crashes into Mississippi’s shores.
Mississippi Operations, Communities and People Prosper With These Utilities At Their Side
Having led Site Selection magazine’s annual coverage of utilities in economic development for more than 20 years, I can tell you: The companies serving community and industry power, workforce development and site development needs across every region of Mississippi are familiar names among the nation’s top utilities in the field.
Multipurpose Ports Enter a New Era Of Industrial Innovation and Activity
Nearly 800 miles of commercially navigable waterways — the Mississippi River to the west, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the south — give Mississippi a unique transportation advantage, says the Mississippi Development Authority.
Deep Dive
An innovative boat maker finds a home in Mississippi.
The Pine Belt Is Project Ready
Site preparation proves to be the Pine Belt’s greatest asset in attracting and retaining business.
The Quality Location  For the Shooting Set
Mississippi’s top industry recruiter — Governor Tate Reeves — used his visit to the SHOT Show 2023 convention in Las Vegas in January to make the case that the state’s firearm and ammunition industry is on fire.
Repeat Customers Turn to Mississippi for Logistics Prowess
Of the couple dozen Mississippi logistics facility investments documented by Site Selection since early 2022, more than a few come from companies doubling down on competitive advantages they discovered years before.
Building on a Breakthrough
Twenty years later, Nissan’s success is the gift that keeps giving.
Mississippi Cultivates Billions
Agriculture feeds the state’s economy while keeping the nation’s grocery store shelves stocked.
Where Affordability & Fun Intersect
Mississippi’s energetic atmosphere and low cost of living make it the perfect place to put down roots. 


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