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Richard Rankin
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Simpson County Development Foundation
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Mississippi Advantages


Mississippi welcomes and supports business ventures that create new opportunities for its people. You can see it in the incentives and tax advantages offered. You can see it in the attitudes of leaders, you can see it in the success ratios of new and expanding businesses.

According to an independent study by a major American manufacturer, Mississippi’s business climate ranked number one among 23 states in which it has manufacturing operations. Factors weighed included taxes, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, labor, transportation, energy, health care, job growth and quality of life.

Top Reasons to do Business in Mississippi:

Favorable Operating Costs Including Low Taxes
Strategic Location in the South Central U.S.
Quality Workforce and State Sponsored Training
A Fair Legal System with the Tort Reform Act of 2004
Progressive Financial and Tax Incentive Programs
One-Stop Environmental Permitting
Solid Transportation and Utility Infrastructure


Mississippi offers a strong, supportive business climate, where the cost of doing business is low and many other tools are available to help your business compete in today’s economy. Locations within Mississippi can offer companies substantial savings compared with many other parts of the U.S. For more information on Mississippi’s Infrastructure, please click the link below.


Quality of Life

Short commutes. Fresh air. And a festival every weekend. Mississippi offers a quality of life second to none. You can enjoy your choice of championship golf courses that have hosted many PGA, LPGA and Senior PGA events. Discover the roots of Rock and Roll in the birthplace of the King himself, Elvis. Explore the stomping ground of such famous writers as John Grisham, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Willie Morris and Richard Wright. Every four years, you can watch the USA International Ballet Competition in Jackson, named the permanent American home by the United States Congress. But if you want to relax and enjoy down-home Southern hospitality, just go to any one of the more that 300 annual festivals celebrating everything from Mardi Gras to antebellum pilgrimages.

Additional attractive features include:

Cost of living 10 percent lower than national average
State-of-the-art medical technology
Over 300 annual festivals
Average temperature of 65 degrees
Over 35 national and state parks
Museums around every corner – celebrating everything from natural science to the blues
Over one million acres of hunting land and abundant freshwater and saltwater fishing

Target Industries

Mississippi is a great place to do business in almost any industry. We have compiled a selection profiles detailing the advantages of locating in Mississippi for a variety of sectors. To view detailed information on Mississippi’s Target Industries, please click the link below.

Mississippi Target Industries

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