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Regional Team

Mississippi Power provides economic development services for the 23 counties of Southeast Mississippi. Our professional staff, in partnership with other state and local organizations, can find the perfect site or building for your business expansion or relocation. Economic Development has been a primary area of focus for Mississippi Power since 1925.

Our Team

Projects and Recruitment

Brian Useforge
Economic Development Director

Steven Dick
Economic Development Manager
228-865-5360 (office)

Marcus Dufour
Business Development Representative
601-658-4749 (office)

Melissa Morel
Project Manager — Industrial, Coast Division
228-865-5153 (office)

Tomeka Durr-Wiley
Project Manager — Commercial
601-545-4115 (office)

Allie Minga
Project Manager — Industrial, Northern Division

Our Value

We know the state. We know the people. We can guide you through every step of locating in Mississippi, all in strict confidence. Come join the 60 Fortune 500 companies who already call Mississippi home. We provide experience and superior customer satisfaction from the longest continuously operating economic development department in Mississippi.

Some of the services offered, at no charge, through your Mississippi Power liaison include:

  • In-State Site Selection and Introductions – We can research and evaluate available greenfield sites and buildings based on your project needs. One of our Project Managers can schedule meetings with local and state economic development leaders and can accompany you through each step of your project.
  • Customized Rate Quotes – We can work with you to understand your electrical needs and determine the best rate for your business.
  • Assistance with Evaluating State Tax Incentives – We can work with state and local partners to develop a customized incentive package for your business.
  • Request for Information (RFI) – Our research analysts will fulfill your information needs in a timely manner.

Other services and information are available on request.

Email your economic development questions/inquiries to or call toll free at 800-528-5196(For billing or service inquiries, contact our Customer Care Center.)

Technical Services

Enhanced Power Quality Services

Mississippi Power strives to supply customers with the most reliable power possible. Our commitment to service does not stop at the meter.

Our Power Quality team is comprised of highly-trained, licensed professional engineers who can work with customers "beyond the meter." Our engineers can provide professional recommendations to ensure that equipment and processes run smoothly and efficiently.

Redundancy and Standby Generation

Mississippi Power has a proven track record when working with critical need facilities in providing solutions for redundancy and standby generation. Solutions utilizing redundant distribution line service, as well as standby generation, make this service a win-win for you and us.