JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) – Mississippi’s entrepreneurs continue to grow and Mississippi’s public universities are offering help to further their business.
The Mississippi Small Business Profile, 2017, published by the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, reports Mississippi small businesses employed more than 432,231 people in 2014, plus created 5,423 jobs the same year.
“The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in Mississippi, but taking that first step to turn an idea into a business can be daunting,” stated the Institutions-Higher Learning (IHL).
The IHL recommends Ole Miss’ Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Southern Miss’ Trent Lott National Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, Mississippi State’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach in the College of Business.
The IHL also mentions Jackson State’s Margaret Walker Center and Delta State’s annual Summer Youth Entrepreneurship Program.