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Business Development
King Edward

The mission of the Business Development Division is to foster job creation and support the growth of new and existing businesses, provide entrepreneur assistance and resources for business retention by providing capacity building information, resources, and tools.  The Division of Business Development houses the Small Business Disadvantage Development Program, the Minority Business Enterprise Certification Program, Business Outreach, and the Brownfields Redevelopment Program. 

Minority Business Enterprise Certification Program (MBE)
The purpose of the Minority Business Enterprise Certification is to allow prime contractors to subcontract with Minority Business Enterprises (African Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic Americans) or Female Business Enterprises that perform a commercially useful function (i.e. architectural/engineering & professional services, construction, and goods (commodities) & nonprofessional services) in the work of the contract. In addition, the certification allows businesses to receive email blasts regarding upcoming Bids, RFPs and SOQs.


Brownfields Redevelopment Program
The mission of the Brownfields Program is to promote economic redevelopment through grant funding and infill development to ensure sustainability.


Administrative Assistant
Zinna Griffin
Ph: 601-960-1638

Business Development
Mike Davis
Ph: 601-960-1851
mdavis@city.jackson.ms.us

Small Business Outreach

Vic Sexton
Ph: 601-316-5641
vsexton@city.jackson.ms.us

MBE Certification & Brownfields Programs
Ashlee Theodore
Ph: 601-960-2480
atheodore@city.jackson.ms.us