Southern Mississippi Planning & Development District’s (SMPDD) Economic Workforce Development strives to:
Be recognized as the premier region in Mississippi that thinks and works together regardless of geographic boundaries.
Create new jobs, additional wealth and a better quality of life for the region by creating new and supporting established economic development programs.
Increase the growth and success of small business by creating and nurturing a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Increase the opportunity for individuals to earn family-sustaining wages and meet the needs of employers by collaborating on and supporting workforce development strategies throughout the region.
Recognizing the importance of existing business and industry, SMPDD also has resource teams who can conduct outreach activities with private enterprise. These teams can serve as advocates for local business and help address long-term and short-term needs.