The Mississippi Development Authority is closing its regional offices across the state, in an effort to streamline operations and on recommendation from a recent study.

The state’s economic development agency has operated the regional offices to assist local economic development agencies, chambers of commerce and Main Street programs.

MDA Chief Marketing Officer Marlo Dorsey said the move is based on recommendations from a recent competitiveness study of the state’s economic development operations “as well as the changing landscape of economic and community development in the last 20 years.”

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