Business Resources

Need help with your business in Mississippi? Find what you are looking for with these links below!

National offices and agencies

  • Register your entity or get a Unique Entity ID to get started doing business with the federal government.

Dun & Bradstreet

  • Solutions that help you grow revenue, manage risk & compliance, drive efficiencies and improve communities – backed by the power of the Dun & Bradstreet Data Cloud.

North American Industry Classification Codes (NAICS)

  • NAICS Association, LLC offers an array of highly reliable and valuable resources to assist companies in determining all things pertaining to NAICS and SIC Codes.

State offices and agencies

Mississippi Development Authority

  • MDA is Mississippi’s premier economic and community development agency. 

MS APEX office

  • To enhance national defense and economic development of the state of Mississippi by assisting Mississippi businesses in obtaining federal, state, and local government contracts.

Mississippi Department of Employment Services

  • Helpful online tools and services to help your business grow, along with guidance on complying with the Mississippi unemployment insurance law.

Mississippi Secretary of State

  • The Business Services Division processes the formation of Mississippi corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and other business and non-profit entities.

Small Business Administration offices

SBDC accelerator program

  • The Mississippi Small Business Development Center (MS-SBDC) hosts a four-week course entitled “Taking the Leap” to assist Mississippi entrepreneurs to fast-track their business development efforts.

Small Business Administration Mississippi

  • The Mississippi District Office services the entire state of Mississippi. Offices located in Jackson and Gulfport.

Small Business Innovation Research

  • The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization.

Various Business Resources in Mississippi


  • The AccelerateMS Ecosystem approach is designed to develop and improve strategies that meet the unique needs of specific regions within the state. We seek to maximize proven practices delivered at local “micro” levels, while addressing “macro” concerns in an effort to meet the current and emergent needs of Mississippi’s workforce.

Innovate MS

  • Innovate Mississippi accelerates startups and drives entrepreneurship throughout the state.

USM Accelerator

  • The Accelerator is designed to cultivate ideas from mind to matter to market and specialized for innovation in composites, polymers, formulation science, biotechnology, sustainable chemistry, alternative energy and more.

Mississippi Defense Initiative

  • The MDI unites federal labs, defense companies, other private businesses, Mississippi entrepreneurs, Mississippi educational institutions, Mississippi public entities, and domain experts to design, develop, and roll-out strategies to transition from heavy defense-oriented revenue models to commercial revenue models.

The Meeting Place

  • Our mission is to offer economically advantageous, class A coworking space in which business men and women can focus on serving their clients in a professional environment without being overrun by the expense and management of a brick & mortar storefront.