Business Development Team

The Business Development Team supports the state’s businesses through a variety of marketing, information, and technical assistance programs to our Mississippi industries.  This team recruits domestic and overseas companies to Mississippi and assists Mississippi’s existing businesses with their retention and expansion efforts.  Working closely with our economic developers throughout the state, the team helps companies identify and secure appropriate buildings, sites and locations.

Within this team, we have the Special Programs and Initiatives Team which provides support for special events, projects, and programs and coordinates special projects with other divisions and agency partners.  The main telephone number is 601.359.3593 or 800.360.3323, or Fax: 601.359.2116.

Name Phone Email
Billy Klauser Chief Economic Development Officer 601.359.5769
Mickey Milligan Deputy Director, Economic Development 601.359.3040
Tracey Giles Director, Project Management 601.359.9342
Mary Ann Myers Workforce Specialist 601.359.2677
Susan Smith Administrative Assistant 601.359.2089
Valerie Crout Manager, Special Programs 601.359.2939
Project Managers
Sara Doss Project Manager 601.359.1220
Ross Ivey Project Manager 601.359.2900
Daniel Lang Project Manager 601.359.1995
Thomas McElroy Project Manager 601.359.9278
Joey Roberts Project Manager 601.359.2374
Caleb Ross Project Manager 601.359.2941