The MDA provides services to foster investment in Mississippi businesses. Professional counceling and assistance are provided. This agency also maintains extensive resource materials, including demographic data, industry reports, census statistics, and serveral databases pretaining to resources throughout the state.
[from site:] MDA connects minority- and women-owned businesses with key industry partners from public and private sectors to facilitate networking that may increase opportunities for these businesses. The division also helps identify joint ventures and subcontracting opportunities, as well as technical and financial assistance to help these businesses better compete for federal, state, local government, and commercial contracts.