Economic Development

Working for Mississippi, Working with You

It’s no secret that our nation’s public research universities are economic engines for the communities they serve. It might be cutting-edge research making groundbreaking discoveries. It might be educating outstanding students and helping them acquire the skills they need to compete in the global marketplace. It might be helping new business start-ups and existing business grow and thrive.

Whatever it is, it’s working across the country — and without a doubt it’s working at Mississippi State University. For decades, we have worked closely with local, state and federal officials to help recruit industries and domestic and international investments to our state. We’ve built partnerships between the university, economic development organizations, and businesses to create high-wage jobs and to leverage our innovative research activities.

Our research and economic development initiatives are focused on creating jobs, enhancing quality of life and providing real world opportunities for our students and alumni, who are the next generation of innovators, inventors, and leaders. We take our responsibilities seriously, and are committed to moving our state forward through outreach, engagement, and support.

Mississippi State University is working for Mississippi — and we are ready to work with you.

Please contact Associate Vice President for Corporate Engagement and Economic Development Jim Martin at to learn more about Mississippi State's capabilities, capacity, and services for business and industry.

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