Economic Development

How do I start a business in Leake County?

  1. Apply for a privilege license
    1. Depending on the  location of the business, you can apply at the Leake County Tax Assessor Office, City Hall, or Town Hall in Walnut Grove
    1. Privilege license costs depend on cost factors such as inventory, employment, etc.
  2. If construction is involved, apply for a building permit
    1. Depending on the location of the business, you can apply at the Leake County Courthouse, City Hall, or Town Hall in Walnut Grove
    1. Cost is dependent upon how expensive project is
  3. All zoning questions can be answered at city hall, town hall, or county courthouse

Below are additional resources that will help you as you build your business in Leake County.

Start Your Business In Mississippi PDF

City of Carthage, Mississippi

How to Start a Business in Mississippi

Minority and Small Business Loans

https://www.entergy-mississippi.com/your_business/small_business_incentive/

https://www.centralepa.com/EconomicDevelopment.html

https://www.ms.gov/sos/onestopshop

https://www.ms.gov/industry/working-mississippi

https://leakecountyms.org/

https://walnutgrove-ms.com/

Did You Know?
The largest chicken processing plant in the state, country and world is in Leake County on Highway 35N.
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