Mississippi Development Guide

Mississippi’s legacy of innovation and tradition create a unique business climate where opportunity is amplified.


Boldly for Business
Mississippi’s governor successfully navigates challenging first year and builds momentum for the state’s future.
Boom Times Are Back
Business growth in Mississippi accelerates post-pandemic.
Engineering a Better Workforce
Armored truck firm partners with MSU to access top-notch talent.
At the Helm
MDA’s new leader shares his perspective on the state’s pro-business climate after an unusual year. 
Job One for New Office - Build Mississippi’s Workforce
Newly appointed as Mississippi’s first executive director of the Office of Workforce Development, Ryan Miller is making sure the state continues to provide a pipeline of talent to Mississippi employers.

It's a Blast
Mississippi’s aerospace industry goes full throttle.
How Mississippi Became a Leader in R&D
Rocket fuel innovator Adranos and life sciences leader Skylar Laboratories are among the companies discovering the state’s R&D potential and results.
Building Upon a Legacy
Mississippi’s shipbuilding industry is best-in-class.
Education Ecosystems with an Edge
Mississippi punches well above its weight in its ability to deliver skilled workers to the many advanced manufacturers doing business in the state.
The Southeast's Automotive Industry Sweet Spot
Nearly 200 auto suppliers in Mississippi employ about 26,000.
Powering Up to Meet Demand in 82 Counties
3 large electric utility companies cater to the needs of growing businesses.
Solar Rising
New investments power Mississippi’s solar evolution.
Lumbering Along
How Mississippi keeps churning out new sawmills.
Time to Flex
Mississippi plastics knowledge and innovation cover the spectrum.
Food for Thought
Mars Food North America is transforming. Mississippi is the place the company has chosen to transform in the process.
Hub for Healthcare
Mississippi’s strong healthcare industry draws national leaders to locate in Southaven.
Miss in Numbers
Projects and other statistical breakdowns for Mississippi.
Beyond the Black Belt
Investments Build Out Mississippi’s Agricultural Infrastructure
Statewide Options Await Distribution Center Investors
Proximity to the giant FedEx air cargo facility in Memphis, Tennessee, makes northern Mississippi a winning location for warehouse and distribution facilities.
Welcome to the Hospitality
Quality Of Life: Welcome to the Hospitality State: SEVEN REASONS LIFE IS BETTER IN MISSISSIPPI
Coastal Mississippi's Banner Year
Tourism: Coastal Mississippi's Banner Year: Despite tourism slow down, Coastal Mississippi continues to draw a crowd.
Northwest Mississippi - North American Gateway
Mississippi’s Northwest region is a powerhouse for the logistics and distribution industry on the Mississippi River.
Jackson - Central Mississippi's Crossroads
Drop your finger in the middle of a map of the Southeast U.S., and you’ll point to Jackson, Mississippi.
Hattiesburg - Southern Hub of Industry
Centrally located among Jackson, Gulfport-Biloxi, New Orleans and Mobile, Hattiesburg’s nickname of “Hub City” makes a lot of sense.
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula - Built to Move
Aerospace and shipbuilding lead in Coastal Mississippi.

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