$375K grant awarded to Mississippi to establish business center

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Techies and entrepreneurs will see a new business center in Mississippi.

And the center is expected to be in Jackson.

Minority Business Development Agency, under the U.S. Department of Commerce, awarded a $375K grant to set up a new center in the Magnolia State.

Senator Roger Wicker broke the news on social media Thursday.

Glad to hear that @USMBDA has awarded a $375,000 grant to establish a Business Center in Mississippi!

This is great news for our state. A new MBDA Business Center will put technical and business development services within reach for more minority businesses.

— Senator Roger Wicker (@SenatorWicker) July 8, 2021

MBDA is the only federal agency tasked with promoting the competitiveness of minority businesses, according to its website.

MBDA plans to release all the details of the grant next week but did say in an email it anticipates the Mississippi location will be in Jackson.

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