Washington County, Mississippi Economic Alliance

Financial Resources and Incentives

Landing incentives that launch success.

A pro-business community that welcomes business with lucrative incentives and strategic support.

Whether you’re getting a startup off the ground or expanding an existing business, give your operation a powerful boost. In Washington County, our hands-on economic development team, armed with an amply stocked incentives toolkit, is ready to help speed return on investment and promote long-term profitability. Leveraging a lucrative lineup of approximately two dozen significant state tax credits and financial incentives, Washington County can create customized support uniquely suited to your needs. Land here and launch your success with incentives that include:

Advantage Jobs Tax Credit: It pays to be a job creator in Washington County, where qualified employers enjoy rich rewards for up to 10 years after startup or expansion.

GAP (Growth and Prosperity) Program: As a designated GAP community, Washington County can offer a wider array of tax credits, including credits on income, franchise, sales and property taxes.

Freeport Warehouse Property Tax Exemption: Save time shipping with Washington County’s multimodal logistics; save money warehousing here, thanks to the Freeport Tax Exemption, exempting property taxes on all personal property stored or held prior to transport to another state.

Industrial Property Tax Exemption: This 10-year tax exemption on real and tangible personal property (excluding finished goods and rolling stock) provides critical support during startup and early operation.

Manufacturing Investment Tax Credit: Ready to grow? Washington County is ready to help. Existing manufacturers who have operated in Mississippi for two or more years may be eligible for investment tax credits applied to income tax liability.

Mississippi Aerospace Initiative Incentives Program: The Greenville Mid-Delta Airport makes Washington County a great place to land, and this attractive incentives program is helping the aviation and aerospace sector take off—available for manufacturers of aerospace components or companies involved in aerospace research, development or training.

Mississippi Equity Investment Tax Credit (New Markets Tax Credit): Washington County recognizes the importance of creating and supporting community. This state companion to the Federal New Markets Tax Credits rewards investment by Community Development Entities (CDEs).

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Construction or Expansion: Building success is easier with this exemption.

Tourism Rebate Program: Washington County’s hospitality is legendary, and our welcome to new tourism-related projects is especially warm, with a rebate of visitor sales tax applied to offset cost of eligible project construction.

Mississippi Development Authority Incentive Guide for the State of Mississippi

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Debra Wintory

Chamber Director

Land here, lead here in Washington County.

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