MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. to Speak At Mississippi Graphene Research & Innovation Conference

“Mississippi is the place where we believe companies can achieve their goals as it relates to commercializing graphene and improving the quality of life for people around the world.”

-Glenn McCullough, Jr., Executive Director, Mississippi Development Authority

The Graphene Innovation & Research Conference is being held at the Westin Hotel in downtown Jackson, MS on Nov. 19-20. The first day is geared toward the academic side of graphene research and commercialization. The second day, Nov. 20, is aimed at the business, commercialization and investment communities.



The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is the state of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency, with approximately 300 employees engaged in providing services to businesses, communities and workers throughout Mississippi. The agency works to recruit new business to the state and retain and expand existing Mississippi industry and business. MDA also provides technical assistance to the state’s entrepreneurs and small businessmen and women and oversees programs that support Mississippi’s minority and women-owned businesses. In addition, the agency provides Mississippi’s corporate citizens with export assistance, manages the state’s energy programs and oversees programs that help its communities become more competitive. The agency also promotes Mississippi as a tourism destination and supports the creative economy and film industry.


Glenn McCullough,
Mississippi Development Authority

Watch Glenn McCullough, executive director of the Mississippi Development Authority, speak to NGA's business liaison, Luke Somers, at the American Graphene Summit, May 2019.

MDA Incentives for Companies

Why Mississippi?

Mississippi supports business ventures that create new opportunities for its people. You can see it in the incentives and tax advantages offered. You can see it in the attitudes of leaders; you can see it in the success ratios of new and expanding businesses.

According to an independent study by a major American manufacturer, Mississippi’s favorable business climate ranked number one among 23 states in which it has manufacturing operations. Factors weighed included taxes, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, operating costs, labor, transportation, energy, health care, job growth and quality of life.


Contact MDA

For more information about how Mississippi Development Authority can help you achieve your goals, please contact:

Daniel Lang

(601) 359-1995