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State and Local Incentives

Data used with permission from the Harrison County Development Commission

 

Tax Exemptions, Incentives and Credits

Program Funds Available for Use By
Tax Exemptions:
Free Port Warehouse Property Local Governing Authorities
Industrial Property 10 year Property Tax Exemption Applications:
Real Property Application
Personal Property Application
Property Tax for Industrial Revenue Bond Financing Local Governing Authorities
Property Tax on In-State Inventory Businesses
Property Tax for Broadband Technology Telecommunication Businesses
Sales and Use Tax for Bond Financing Issued by MBFC for eligible entities
Sales and Use Tax for Construction or Expansion Businesses
Sales Tax  for Broadband Technology Telecommunication Businesses
Sales Tax for Headquarters Businesses
Sales Tax for Motion Picture Production Production Companies
Tax Credits:
Broadband Technology Tax (income, franchise) Telecommunication businesses
Jobs Businesses
Manufacturing Investment Tax Credits Manufacturing operating in state 2 or more years
MS Equity Investment (New Markets) Community  Development Entities ( CDE’s)
National or Regional Headquarters Tax (income) Businesses
National or Regional Headquarters Sales Tax Credit
Research and Development Skills Tax (income) Research & Development Businesses
Rural Economic Development (RED) (income) Businesses
Other
General Obligations Bonds (GO) Political entities must issue
Property Tax Fee in Lieu Local Board of Supervisors & Municipal Authorities
Advantage Jobs Program Businesses
Motion Picture Rebate Production Companies
Tourism Rebate Program Tourism Projects
Tax Abatement Districts Tax exemptions for qualified improvements
Downtown Gulfport  
North Highway 49  
Mississippi City  

 

Loan Programs

Program Funds Available for Use By
Agribusiness Enterprise Loan (ABE) Businesses Related to Agriculture Economy
Airport Revitalization Revolving Loan Airport Authorities
Business Incubator Loan Municipalities, Counties & Businesses in Incubator
Capital Improvements Revolving Loan  (CAP) Municipalities & Counties
Freight Rail Service Revolving Loan Municipalities & Counties
MS Business Investment Act Loan (MBIA) Municipalities & Counties
Capital Access Contract Loan Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Businesses as designate by SBA
Capital Access Loan Loss Reserve Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Businesses as designate by SBA
Minority Business Enterprise Loan (MBE) Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Minority & Women Owned Businesses
Minority Business Micro Loan Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Minority & Women Owned Businesses
Minority Surety Bond Guaranty Socially & Economically Disadvantaged Minority & Women Owned Businesses
Energy Investment Loan Businesses Increasing Energy Efficiency
Existing Industry Productivity Loan Manufacturing Industries Operating in the state @ least 2 years
Job Protection Loan At risk Industries Operating in the state @ least 3 years
Port Revitalization Revolving Loan State, Municipalities or County Port Authorities
Research and Development Loan Research & Development Companies

 

Grant Programs

Program Funds Available for Use By
CDBG for Economic Development Municipalities & Counties
CDBG for Emergency Projects Municipalities & Counties
CDBG for Public Facilities Projects Municipalities & Counties
CDBG for Self Help Projects Municipalities & Counties
Development Infrastructure (DIP) Municipalities & Counties
Economic Development Highway (EDH) Municipalities & Counties
Emergency Shelter (ESG) Municipalities & Counties
Freight Rail Service
HOME for Rehabilitation/Reconstruction Projects Municipalities & Counties
Small Municipal and Limited Population Counties Small Municipalities & Counties
HOME Program for Homebuyer Assistance Projects Municipalities, Counties & Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s)
Home Program for New Construction Projects Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO’s)
Job Protection At Risk Industries
MS Equity Investment (New Market)
MS Single Family Residential Housing Construction Fund Non-Profit Corporations, For Profit Corporations, Public Housing Authorities & Planning & Development Districts Limited Equity Cooperatives
The Rural Impact Grant Fund Rural Communities

 

Financial Assistance

Program Funds Available for Use By
Mississippi Business Finance Corporation (MBFC) www.msbusinessfinance.com
Mississippi Department of Archives & History www.mdah.state.ms.us
Mississippi Home Corporation www.mshomecorp.com
Small Business Administration www.sba.gov/localresources/districts/ms
Southern Mississippi Planning & Development (SMPDD) www.smpdd.com
USDA Rural Development www.rurdev.usda.gov/home.html

 

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