Jackson, Mississippi — June 12, 2019 — The Mississippi Development Authority has awarded 17 Site Development Grants totaling more than $2.7 million to economic development organizations and local governments throughout the state. The Premier Site and Ready Site programs assist in developing site-ready locations to attract more jobs and capital investment to the state.
“The site work proposed by these 17 organizations is evidence of their commitment to developing qualified available sites to meet the needs of prospective industries in today’s dynamic economy,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “MDA is proud to support the important work being undertaken in these communities to prepare these sites for industrial development, which will enhance the competitiveness of the sites, the local communities and the entire state of Mississippi.”
The Premier Site program requires a 100 percent direct local match, a minimum of 200 acres and a labor force to attract the intended market-workforce study. The Ready Site program requires a 100 percent direct local match, a minimum of 20 acres, and the site must be work-ready within six months and must be able to have utilities on site within 12 months.
The Premier Site and Ready Site grants awarded are:
11 Premier Sites totaling $2,518,834
Six Ready Sites totaling $218,600
To learn more about the Site Development Grant program, go to https://bit.ly/2HYRazJ.