Mississippi Development Authority
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.