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Minority and Small Business

The mission of the Minority & Small Business Development Division (MSBDD) is, as the state's advocate for minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses, to enhance economic development of the State of Mississippi by providing technical and financial assistance to minority, women-owned and small business enterprises so that they can compete more successfully for federal, state, local government and commercial contracts.


MSBDD Core Functions

  • Advocacy
  • Access to Business Opportunities & Financial Resources
  • Capacity Building
  • Training / Networking


Technical Assistance

To stimulate entrepreneurship and private sector job growth among minority and women-owned businesses, the Minority Business Enterprise Division provides business and educational assistance to its clientele through workshops and individual sessions. Such assistance strives to promote growth, increased productivity, expansion, and improvements in daily business management and operations.
Technical assistance services to Mississippi's minority business community include:

  • Information/Referral Services
  • Counseling (free and confidential)
  • Training
  • Business Start-up or Expansion
  • Procurement Resource Center
  • Outreach/Advocacy



March 01, 2018

Pelahatchie High School (PHS) and Multicraft International accepted the Governor’s…

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February 21, 2018

Students from Northwest Rankin Middle School in Flowood won the 2018 Mississippi…

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January 26, 2018

Community Bank is pleased to announce its plans to construct a new headquarters…

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