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Innovate Mississippi joining Mississippi Innovation Hub by relocating in Downtown Jackson

Backwater Management and Coalesce are pleased to announce the addition of Innovate Mississippi to the Mississippi Innovation Hub in downtown Jackson. The historic block, better known as Spengler’s Corner, is currently home to ThimblePress, Satchel (a podcasting startup), Coalesce, Sheena Allen Apps, Let’s Talk Jackson, Re-Think Mississippi, the Jackson Area Web and App Developers, 1 Million Cups, Good Design & Code, Tiny JXN, the Law Offices of David Pharr, Jackson MC, McLaughlin PC, Seabold Architecture Studio, McLaughlin Garner Group, and several other creative entrepreneurs, project teams, freelancers, and small businesses. There is a national trend in which creative technology hubs are forming in historic downtown areas and Jackson, Mississippi is among this list.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Innovate Mississippi to the Mississippi Innovation Hub,” said Matthew McLaughlin. “Innovate Mississippi is the center of the technology and startup community in Mississippi and this move will further integrate Innovate Mississippi into the community of entrepreneurs locating in downtown Jackson. The move will enhance Innovate Mississippi’s visibility while strengthening our entrepreneurial ecosystem by giving its members accessibility to the technology-focused and entrepreneurship arm of the State. We have so many talented technology professionals within Mississippi, and now, we feel that a central location is forming to serve as a hub for this cohort.”

Innovate Mississippi is a nonprofit organization with the mission to drive innovation and technology-based economic development for the State of Mississippi. Innovate Mississippi is focused on assisting innovation-based startup companies, connecting entrepreneurs with investors and strengthening Mississippi’s manufacturing and renewable energy innovation economies.

“We are looking forward to this next step for Innovate Mississippi,” said Tony Jeff, President/CEO of Innovate Mississippi. “We believe that being part of downtown and readily accessible to the startup community is vital to the technological growth for the innovators of our State. Innovate Mississippi works with technology-based companies on growth and stability while helping them to maintain Mississippi as their home base. We feel that a central accessible location is vital to maintain this growth and collaboration.”

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