Mississippi Clean Energy Initiative (Mississippi)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Mississippi

Name Mississippi Clean Energy Initiative
Incentive Type Industry Recruitment/Support
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 100% exemption from income, franchise, and sales and use tax for 10 years

Start Date 2010-07-01

Terms Manufacturers must have a minimum investment of 50 million and create 50 new jobs
Program Administrator Mississippi Development Authority
Website http://www.mississippi.org/index.php?id=924

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


In April 2010, the Mississippi Legislature enacted HB 1701, establishing the Mississippi Clean Energy Initiative. This program provides an incentive for companies that manufacture systems or components used to generate renewable energy, including biomass, solar, wind and hydro generation. Alternative energy manufacturers, including manufacturers of components used in nuclear power plants, are also eligible for this incentive. This program allows the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) to certify these manufacturers for a tax exemption.

Eligible manufacturers are offered a 10-year exemption from state income and franchise taxes as well as a sales and use tax exemption to establish a plant or expand an existing production facility. To qualify, a business entity must have a minimum investment of $50 million and create 250 full-time jobs.

Upon issuance of the certification, the entity shall be exempt from state taxes for a period of 10 years subject to certain performance requirements set out in the agreement. The entity must enter into an agreement with the MDA detailing the performance requirements of the approved business enterprise during the term of the exemption and provisions for recapture of all or a portion of the taxes exempted if the performance requirements are not met. Upon certifying an entity as eligible for the exemptions, the MDA will pass the information to the Department of Revenue so that the exemptions can be implemented.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Griff Salmon
Department Mississippi Development Authority
Division Global Business Division
Address P.O. Box 849
Place Jackson, Mississippi
Zip/Postal Code 39205
Phone (601) 359-6647

Email gsalmon@mississippi.org
Website http://www.mississippi.org

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Miss. Code § 57-113
Date Effective 2010-07-01
Date Enacted 2010-04-16

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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