Founded in 1981, the Mississippi SBDC Network, provides business services via 15 centers and sites strategically located through-out the state; and successfully links the state’s higher education system with community outreach to aid in the development and education of the state’s entrepreneurs and small business community. The Mississippi SBDC network of centers involve universities, colleges and other economic development partner organizations. The Mississippi SBDC Network is one of 62 SBA-funded SBDC programs, with locations in every state and U.S. territory.
From Southaven to Biloxi and Vicksburg to Meridian, Mississippians have access to high level business counseling, a variety of workshops and technical assistance designed to accelerate and grow our state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
The Mississippi SBDC Network is Mississippi’s premier provider of entrepreneurial services and plays a vital role in the state’s economic development initiatives by:
- Assisting entrepreneurs in every stage of the business cycle, from prospective entrepreneurs to mature businesses looking for growth opportunities and more;
- Working with firms in all industry sectors; utilizing the expertise and resources of some of the best colleges and universities in Mississippi;
- Accessing the resources of a national network of more than 5,000 professional business consultants; and
- Accrediting nationally through the Association of SBDCs by Congressional mandate.
The synergistic effect of this partnership program has resulted in many years of positive revenue growth for the state, an impressive Mississippi SBDC Network return on investment and multiplied success for Mississippi’s small business community.