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What is the Mississippi Business Engagement Network?

MBEN creates, enhances and sustains partnerships between businesses and the state’s eight public universities to foster a more prosperous Mississippi.


How can MBEN help my business grow?

MBEN is a portal to help you take advantage of the many assets available through Mississippi’s eight public universities. We eliminate the hassle to make a positive and prosperous connection for you with subject matter experts, researchers, interns, research incentives and more available through our universities.


How can I connect with MBEN?

Want to know more about the ways MBEN can help your business?





Paul W. Sumrall 

Associate Commissioner of External Relations

Mississippi Public Universities





Tonya Neely

Business and Economic Development Coordinator

Mississippi Public Universities



Who are MSBEN’s collaborators?