Mississippi Market

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Mississippi Development Authority

Mississippi Market
Helping Mississippi Businesses Achieve Success
1996 - 2014

Since 1996, the Existing Industry and Business (EIB) Division of the Mississippi Development Authority has hosted the Mississippi Market Wholesale Show, an event designed to bring Mississippi business owners and artisans together with buyers from around the region.  The concept behind the wholesale market is to help budding entrepreneurs introduce their products, and increase business and sales for all participating vendors.  The market is not open to the general public; it is strictly for credentialed retail buyers and Mississippi-based businesses showcasing their Mississippi-made products. 

MDA assists up-and-coming businesses with other essential aspects required for successfully marketing a business.  Year round, one-on-one assistance is provided through the Entrepreneur Center at MDA on financing, packaging, labeling, staffing and cash flow.  Each spring, prior to the show, a full day workshop is held for registered exhibitors to learn how to set up booths and price their items for wholesale. 

Many of the artists and businesses that made their debuts at Mississippi Market have achieved such great success, they now exhibit at larger shows in larger markets.  Many attend larger shows, but still return to the Mississippi Market each year.  As a result, 40 percent of exhibitors are brand new to the show each year.  Since 1996, over 962 businesses have exhibited in the Mississippi Market. 

After the 2009 show, the initial booth layout was expanded and sold out every year, causing the layout to expand again for the 2014 show. The amount of sales written at the 2014 show was another record amount - $1,320,527. 

The show continues to increases in exhibitors and sales each year, therefore continuing to attract more buyers to the variety of great quality products Mississippians have to offer.  The Mississippi Market is held the first week of June each year at the Mississippi Trade Mart in Jackson. 

For information on services provided by MDA, contact:

Mary Ann Myers

Mississippi Development Authority
Post Office Box 849
Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0849
Phone: 601.359.2677
Fax: 601.359.2116

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