Our Work In Mississippi

In partnership with the Mississippi Development Authority, ARC is supporting 38 projects in Mississippi totaling $14.8 million in fiscal year 2023. These investments have been matched by $18.8 million and are attracting an additional $413.3 million in leveraged private investments in Mississippi. They are also creating or retaining 400 jobs, training and educating 1,420 students and workers, and benefiting more than 623,000 residents in Mississippi’s 24 Appalachian counties.

State Partners

Honorable Tate Reeves

Governor’s ARC Representative:
Sam Andrews
email: Sam.Andrews@GovReeves.ms.gov

Office of the Governor
P.O. Box 139
Jackson, MS 39205

ARC State Program Manager:

Andrea D. Rose, ARC Program Manager
email: arose@mississippi.org

MDA/ARC Regional Office
Renasant Center for Ideas/Incubator
398 East Main, Suite 225
Tupelo, MS 38804-4016

Investment Priorities

In Fiscal Year 2023, ARC and the the Mississippi Development Authority partnered on the following investments and projects.

Community Infrastructure
invested in Mississippi to ensure access to reliable and affordable broadband, clean water and updated wastewater systems, highways, and more
Workforce Ecosystem
invested in Mississippi to expand community systems that will help Appalachians obtain a job, stay on the job, and advance their careers
invested in growing the capacity of local leaders, organizations, and communities to address challenges and create opportunities in Mississippi
Additional Priorities
invested to grow the capacity of local leaders, organizations, and communities and preserve Mississippi’s local history, culture, and natural assets

Investment Snapshot

Fiscal Year 2023

State Profile

Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2023 investments in Mississippi.

Investments in Action

Base Camp Coding Expands in Mississippi

With ARC support, the Base Camp Coding Academy (BCCA) in Yalobusha County retrofitted an abandoned local garment factory into a multi-use workforce training facility. BCCA has graduated scores of certified coders.

State Plans and Strategies

ARC’s current strategic plan is a blueprint for investments at the Regional level. Each of Appalachia’s 13 states develops a companion four-year plan and annual strategy statement outlining its funding priorities for ARC projects.

Fiscal Year 2025

County Economic Status

Every year, ARC applies an index-based classification system to compare each county in the Region with national averages to understand how counties are performing.

Counties in Appalachia

(24 out of 82 counties): Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster, Winston, and Yalobusha

Local Development Districts

East Central Planning and Development District
Golden Triangle Planning and Development District
North Central Planning and Development District
North Delta Planning and Development District
Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District
Three Rivers Planning and Development District

State Links