• Business Links

    • Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) supports economic and social development in all of West Virginia and parts of twelve other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Includes grants and funding, research, data, and maps.
    • Blueprint Mississippi is the Mississippi Economic Council's long-range economic development plan for Mississippi.  It began as an extensive one-year, $1.25 million research project focusing on 12 Blueprint States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas). The report looked at how Mississippi compares with the Blueprint States and how the state can better position itself for progress.
    • Mississippi Development Authority works to recruit new business to the state and retain and expand existing Mississippi industry and business. MDA also provides technical assistance to the state's entrepreneurs and small businessmen and women and oversees programs that support Mississippi's minority and women-owned businesses. In addition, the agency provides Mississippi's corporate citizens with export assistance, manages the state's energy programs and oversees programs that help its communities become more competitive. The agency works to promote tourism to the state and develop and support Mississippi's tourism industry, as well. Additionally, MDA is responsible for managing $5.4 billion in federal Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery funds, economic stimulus funds and other federal programs for the state of Mississippi. For more information, please visit www.mississippi.org
    • Mississippi Economic Council (MEDC) is a professional association of economic development, chambers and associated stakeholders who work together to advance the profession and to advance economic development efforts in Mississippi through advocacy, collaboration, education and by providing resources to its members. MEDC is the voice of the economic development profession in the state.
    • Mississippi Small Business Development Center is an accredited member of America's Small Business Development Centers and is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration through The University of Mississippi.
    • USDA Rural Development Mississippi State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance.