Mississippi Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Mississippi Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant

  • Capital: Jackson
  • Population (2017 Est.): 2,984,100
  • Largest Cities (2017): Jackson, 166,965; Gulfport, 71,822; Southaven, 54,031; Hattiesburg, 46,377; Biloxi, 45,908
  • Targeted Industries: Aerospace, Advanced Manufacturing, Shipbuilding, Agribusiness, Automotive, Forestry & Energy, Healthcare
  • Key Incentives: Mississippi Works Fund, Advantage Jobs Rebate Program, Jobs Tax Credit, Growth & Prosperity Area Tax Incentives, Development Infrastructure Program, Workforce Training Grant, Sales & Use Tax Exemption for New Construction/Expansion
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $111.7 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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State Listings

Mississippi Economic Development Council (MEDC)

Mary Swoope
Executive Director & COO
1675 Lakeland Drive, Suite 502
Jackson, MS 39216
601-352-1909
[email protected]
www.medc.ms

Mississippi Development Authority

Mickey Milligan
Chief Economic Development Officer
501 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601-359-3449
[email protected]
www.mississippi.org

 

Utility Listings

Cooperative Energy

Mitch Stringer
Economic Development Manager
201 North President Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601-705-1349
[email protected]
www.cooperativeenergy.com/economic-development

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Mitch Mays
Administrator
P.O. Drawer 671
Columbus, MS 39703
662-328-3286
[email protected]
www.tenntom.org

Mississippi Power

Brian Useforge
Economic Development Director
2992 West Beach Boulevard, P.O. Box 4079
Gulfport, MS 39502
228-865-5824
[email protected]
www.mississippipowered.com

Tennessee Valley Authority

John J. Bradley
Senior Vice President, Economic Development
26 Century Boulevard, Suite 100, OCP 6D
Nashville, TN 37214
615-232-6051
[email protected]
www.tvaed.com

Entergy Mississippi, Inc.

Ed Garner
Director of Business & Economic Development
P.O. Box 1640
Jackson, MS 39215
601-969-2470
[email protected]
www.entergy-mississippi.com/

 

Regional Listings

Greater Jackson Alliance

Jeff Rent
Senior Vice President of Economic Development
201 South President Street
Jackson, MS 39201
601-948-7575, ext. 240
[email protected]
www.greaterjacksonms.com

North Mississippi Industrial Development Association

William “Skip” Skaggs
Executive Director
26853 East Main Street, P.O. Box 718
West Point, MS 39773
662-640-5507
[email protected]
www.nmida.com

Southern Mississippi Planning & Development District

Leonard Bentz
Executive Director
10441 Corporate Drive, Suite 1
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-868-2311
[email protected]
www.smpdd.com

Mississippi Gulf Coast Chamber of Commerce

Adele Lyons
CEO
11975 Seaway Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-604-0014
[email protected]
www.mscoastchamber.com

Area Development Partnership (Greater Hattiesburg)

Todd Jackson
Executive Vice President, Economic Development
One Convention Center Plaza
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
601-296-7509
[email protected]
www.theadp.com

 

County Listings

Prentiss County Development Association

Leon Hays, PCED
Executive Director
401 West Parker Drive
Booneville, MS 38829
662-728-3505
[email protected]
www.goprentiss.com

Vicksburg-Warren County Economic Development Foundation

Pablo Diaz
Executive Director
2020 Mission 66
Vicksburg, MS 39180
601-631-0555
[email protected]
www.vicksburgedf.org

Panola Partnership, Inc.

Joe Azar
Executive Director
150A Public Square
Batesville, MS 38606
662-563-3126
[email protected]
www.panolacounty.com

City of Corinth & Alcorn County Alliance

J. Clayton Stanley
President & CEO
502 Wick Street, P.O. Box 1089
Corinth, MS 38834
662-287-5269
[email protected]
www.corinthalliance.com

Winston County Economic Development District Partnership (WCEDDP)

Glen Haab
Executive Director
311 West Park Street
Louisville, MS 39339
662-773-8719
[email protected]
www.winstoncountyms.com

Kemper County Economic Development Authority

Craig Hitt
Executive Director
14062 Highway 16 W
DeKalb, MS 39328
601-743-2754
[email protected]
www.kempercounty.com

Community Development Foundation of Tupelo/Lee County

Hunter Aycock
Director of Business Development
398 East Main Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
662-842-4521
[email protected]
www.cdfms.org

Pike County Economic Development District

Jill Busby
Executive Director
Southwest Mississippi Community College, 1156 College Drive
Summit, MS 39666
601-465-0255
[email protected]
www.gopikems.com

Oxford-Lafayette County Economic Development Foundation

Jon Maynard
President & CEO
299 West Jackson Avenue, P.O. Box 108
Oxford, MS 38655
662-234-4651
[email protected]
economic.oxfordms.com

DeSoto County Economic Development Council

Jim Flanagan
President & CEO
316 West Commerce Street
Hernando, MS 38632
662-429-4414
[email protected]
www.desotocounty.com

Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Inc.

George L. Freeland, Jr.
Executive Director
3033 Pascagoula Street, P.O. Drawer 1558
Pascagoula, MS 39568-1558
228-769-6263
[email protected]
www.jcedf.org

Walthall County Economic Development Authority

Pam Keaton
Economic Developer
P.O. Box 227
Tylertown, MS 39667
601-876-2680
[email protected]
www.availablefacility.com

Tishomingo County Development Foundation

Gary Matthews
Executive Director
1001 Battleground Drive
Iuka, MS 38852
662-423-9933
[email protected]
www.tishomingo.org

Rankin First Economic Development Authority

Tom Troxler
Executive Director
P.O. Box 129
Brandon, MS 39043
601-825-5335
[email protected]
www.rankinfirst.com

Madison County Economic Development Authority

Lauren Scheel
Director of Business Development
135 Mississippi Parkway
Canton, MS 39046
601-605-0368
[email protected]
www.madisoncountyeda.com

Lamar County Economic Development

Joseph Waits
County Administrator
P.O. Box 1240
Purvis, MS 39475
601-794-1008
[email protected]
www.lamarcounty.com

Harrison County Development Commission

Bill Lavers
Executive Director
12281 Intraplex Parkway
Gulfport, MS 39503
228-896-5020
[email protected]
www.mscoast.org

Grenada County Economic Development District

Janie Mortimer
Project Manager
2000 Gateway Street, Suite A
Grenada, MS 38901
662-229-9502
[email protected]
www.grenadameansbusiness.com

Greenwood-Leflore Economic Development Foundation

Angela Curry
Executive Director
402 Highway 82 Bypass, P.O. Box 26
Greenwood, MS 38935-0026
662-453-5321
[email protected]
www.greenwoodms.com

East Mississippi Business Development Corporation

Bill Hannah
President & CEO
1901 Front Street, Suite A, P.O. Box 790
Meridian, MS 39301 39301
601-693-1306
[email protected]
www.embdc.org

Golden Triangle Development Link

Joe Max Higgins, Jr.
CEO
1102 Main Street, P.O. Box 1328
Columbus, MS 39703
662-328-8369
[email protected]
www.gtrlink.org

 

City Listings

City of Pascagoula

Jen Dearman
Director of Community & Economic Development
630 Delmas Avenue
Pascagoula, MS 39567
228-938-6651
[email protected]
www.cityofpascagoula.com

Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians

John Hendrix
Economic Development Director
375 Industrial Road, Suite 2
Choctaw, MS 39350
601-650-1607
[email protected]
www.choctaw.org

Canton Economic Development

Jordan Hillman
Director
Chamber of Commerce, 100 Depot Drive
Canton, MS 39046
601-859-8516
[email protected]
www.cityofcantonms.com

Brandon Economic Development

Kyle Brown
Director
1000 Municipal Drive
Brandon, MS 39042
601-825-5021
[email protected]
www.brandonms.org

D’Iberville Economic Development

Jeff Taylor
Director
City Hall, 10383 Automall Parkway
D'Iberville, MS 39540
228-392-7966
[email protected]
www.diberville.ms.us

City of Biloxi

Jerry Creel
Director, Community Development
676 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
Gulfport, MS 39530
228-435-6280
[email protected]
www.biloxi.ms.us/communitydevelopment/

Greater Starkville Development Partnership

Scott Maynard
President & CEO
200 East Main Street
Starkville, MS 39759
662-323-3322
[email protected]
www.starkville.org

The Innovation Center

Dr. Stephen Whitt
Executive Director
1636 Popps Ferry Road, Suite 100
Biloxi, MS 39532
228-392-9741
[email protected]
www.innovatems.com

Clinton Economic Development

Curnis Upkins III
Director
300 Jefferson Street
Clinton, MS 39060
601-353-6056
[email protected]
www.clintonms.org

City of Hattiesburg

Toby Barker
Mayor
P.O. Box 1898
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
601-545-4500
[email protected]
www.hattiesburgms.com