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Small Business Development

The Mississippi Choctaws are committed to promoting small business development, both for Tribal members and entrepreneurs outside the Tribe. There are many financial advantages to doing business on Tribal lands, and in addition, we provide resources to help start and grow a small business.

Choctaw Entrepreneurial Loan Program

Through the CELP , the Tribe provides small business loans along with assistance in business plans, financial quotes, and state and Tribal registration support. The application process is different for each. Contact [email protected] for more info.



Enterprise Loans


Fast Start Class

The Fast Start Program is offered by the Tribe in conjunction with Venture Incubator, a non-profit organization that specializes in business development. Begun in 2021, the Fast Start Program is offered to Tribal members who have a business idea or are already business owners. The six-week class offers instruction in everything from

developing a business plan, to marketing, to financial planning.

At the end of each class, a competition is held for the best business plan, with the winner receiving $1,000 to use in their business development.

Those who are interested in participating in the Fast Start program are encouraged to contact [email protected] for more info.

TVA Rural Certification

Choctaw is proud to be the first TVA Rural Certified Community in the state of Mississippi. This designation is given to communities that are particularly prepared to compete for 

job creation and investment.

Communities must complete a rigorous process to achieve this designation.

John Hendrix
Director of Economic Development

[email protected]

Office of Economic Development
375 Industrial Road | STE 2
Choctaw, MS 39350

Tribal Businesses