DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

START A BUSINESS


Thinking of starting your own business? Congratulations! Statistics show one out of every five people are thinking about starting a new business on any given day. It sounds exciting, but the reality is only 20 to 25 percent of  people who start a business today will still be in business five years from now.

Let us help guide your business to start with a solid foundation.

ENTREPRENEURS & SMALL BUSINESSES

The Entrepreneur Center at the Mississippi Development Authority is a bureau within the Existing Industry and Business Division. This center provides financial, marketing, management, and technical assistance to new and existing small businesses. The Entrepreneur Center offers general business assistance, finance and accounting, marketing, retail assistance, and seminars free of charge to individuals interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing firm. If you have big dreams, you’ve come to the right place.

Mr. John Brandon
Manager, The Entrepreneur Center
501 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Phone: (601) 359-2399
jbrandon@mississippi.org
Website

State of Mississippi Business Tax Forms

Department of Revenue
500 Clinton Center Drive
Clinton, MS 39056
Phone: (601) 923-7700
Website


Jones County Business Tax Forms

Jones County Tax Assessor/ Collector
Hon. Ramona Blackledge
501 North 5th Avenue
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: (601) 426 – 3248
Fax: (601) 428 – 3102
Website

 


City Business Tax Forms

City of Ellisville

City Clerk/ City Hall
Ellisville City Hall
110 North Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
Phone: (601) 477-3323
Fax: (601) 477-9083
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City of Laurel

City Clerk / Finance Director
Mrs. Mary Ann Hess
401 North 5th Avenue
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: (601) 428-6401
Website

Laurel Meals & Occupancy Tax
A 2% Meals & Occupancy Tax is submitted with state sales tax of 7% within the City of Laurel. This form may be obtained at Laurel City Hall.

Building Permits & Zoning
Ms. Susan Norman
401 North 5th Avenue
Laurel, MS 39441
First Floor
Phone: (601) 428-6438
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Business & Professional Operators License
City Clerk’s Office
401 North 5th Avenue
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: (601) 428-6401
Website

Privilege License Application

Fire Codes
Battalion Chief Howard Kitchens
Laurel Fire Station #1
314 Ellisville Boulevard
Laurel, MS 39441
Phone: (601) 319-6471
Website

City Inspection Department
Superintendent of Inspections
Mr. Harold Russell
401 North 5th Avenue
Laurel, MS 39441
First Floor
Phone: (601) 428-6131
Website