Our Work In Mississippi

In partnership with the Mississippi Development Authority, ARC is supporting 19 projects in Mississippi totaling nearly $3.7 million in fiscal year 2020. These investments have been matched by over $7.4 million and are attracting an additional nearby $5.8 million in leveraged private investments in Mississippi. They are also creating or retaining 1,160 jobs, training and educating nearly 225 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:
Anne Hall Brashier, Deputy Policy Director
email: AnneHall.Brashier@GovReeves.ms.gov

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

ARC State Program Manager:
Mike Armour, Director
email: marmour@mississippi.org

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

Andrea D. Rose, Project 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 2020, ARC and the the Mississippi Development Authority partnered on the following investments and projects.

Critical Infrastructure
invested in Mississippi’s critical infrastructure development, including broadband, transportation, and water/wastewater systems
Ready Workforce
invested to increase the education, knowledge, skills, and health of Mississippi’s Appalachian residents to work and succeed
Leadership and Community Capacity
invested to build the capacity and skills of Appalachia’s current and next-generation leaders and organizations in Mississippi to advance community and economic development
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Economic Opportunities
invested in entrepreneurial strategies to strengthen the economy in Appalachian Mississippi

Investment Snapshot

Fiscal Year 2020

State Profile

Learn more about ARC’s fiscal year 2020 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 2022

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