Development Authority, Mississippi
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The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is the state of Mississippi's lead economic and community development agency, providing services to businesses, communities, and workers throughout the state. The agency works to recruit new business and retain and expand existing industry; provides technical assistance to the state's entrepreneurs and oversees programs that support minority and women-owned businesses; promotes competitive communities; and supports Mississippi's tourism industry. The annual report of the Mississippi Development Authority summarizes its activities for each fiscal year (July-June). The Department has electronic (PDF) copies of the report from 2012.
Base Information Questionnaire for Columbus AFB, Mississippi, Closure and Realignment Evaluation
The Minority and Small Business Development Division of the Mississippi Development Authority offers technical and financial assistance, programs, and workshops to increase the competitiveness of minority- and women-owned businesses. This series consists of reports compiled annually from the division's directory of these businesses. The Department of Archives and History has electronic (PDF) copies of the report from 2013. The 2013-2015 reports were re-created for MDAH by the Mississippi Development Authority in 2017.
This series includes approximately 145 JPEG images and Microsoft Project and PowerPoint files documenting the groundbreaking and construction of the Red Hills EcoPlex, an industrial site in Choctaw County centered around a power plant fired by lignite from an adjacent coal mine. The Red Hills EcoPlex was designed as an ecologically-sensitive industrial park intended to minimize waste and pollution while maximizing profit. The files in this series were apparently maintained by Ron Forsythe, manager of the Policy Analysis and Planning Bureau of the Mississippi Department of Economic and Community Development (now the Mississippi Development Authority). The single Microsoft Project file and two PowerPoint presentations have been converted to PDF files for easier access.