The East Central Planning and Development District utilized its revolving loan fund in achieving the goal of assisting in the creation and expansion of small businesses in Kemper,Clarke, Jasper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Smith counties.
The Mississippi Small Business Assistance Program, Minority Business Enterprise Loan Program, Economic Development Administration Revolving Loan Fund, and the Intermediary Relending Program provide a sound basis for accomplishing this goal.
These programs also enhance participation by private investors and traditional lending institutions.
Furthermore, this office administers current Community Development Block Grant Program projects which either provide for the infrastructure necessary for economic recovery, or the necessary direct assistance.
East Central Planning and Development District
Address: P.O. Box 499