Financing a Business


The Mississippi Development Authority and various other governmental entities administer a variety of loan and incentive programs designed to assist entrepreneurs in starting or expanding their business. These programs are designed to meet specific needs of new and expanding businesses. 

MDA’s Existing Industry & Business Division can assist new start-up businesses and existing businesses in evaluating their financial needs and advising which program best meets their need.

Grant Programs

Grant Programs Available through MDA

Loan Programs

Loan Programs Available through MDA

Other Sources of Funding

Other Sources of Funding Available through MDA

Tax Exemptions, Incentives and Credits

The following documents explain the various Tax Exemptions, Incentives and Credits which are available for industries and businesses operating in the state.

Information on various federal government loan programs may be found by selecting GovLoans.