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Donnie Caughman
Executive Director
Richard Rankin
Office Manager
Simpson County Development Foundation
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Simpson Co. Advantages


Simpson County is a “hassle-free” transportation hub. U.S. Highway 49 traverses Simpson County in a north-south direction connecting the country to the south with the Mississippi Gulf Coast and to the north with the Mississippi Delta. A main line railroad and a general aviation airport are located in Simpson County. Jackson-Evers International Airport is located only 40 miles away and the Vicksburg Mississippi River Port is located 90 miles away. All of these services are available at substantially less than average costs and without the congestion of major metropolitan areas.

Health Care

An above average level of health care is available in Simpson County. Two general hospitals, along with numerous physicians, dentists, and other medical realted services form the basis of a comprehensive health care system. This system is capable of providing critical care, a commodity rarely found in somewhat rural areas similar to Simpson County.

Commitment to Economic Development

A spirit of cooperation can be found throughout the county. By citizens taking active roles in local issues such as education, Simpson County shows its commitment to producing a thriving economy. We realize that businesses have special needs and considerations. In order to accommodate those needs, city and county departments are structured, as well as staffed, to be flexible and understanding to private businesses. Business permits can be obtained easily without the hassle found in most larger cities.

Favorable Tax Structure

Tax rates for corporations are exceptionally low and many industrial taxes have been eliminated altogether. Add to this the fact that personal taxes, unemployment taxes and workers’ compensation premiums are among the lowest in the nation. This translates into businesses keeping more of their profits and workers keeping more of their earnings.

Dependable Utilities

Entergy, Southern Pine Electric Power Association, and Wilmut Gas and Oil offer efficient, clean power supply to Simpson County. While these companies meet the utility needs of the county, municipal and association owned wells meet the water demands. Sewage lagoons and water treatment facilities are utilized for waste treatment. Incentives such as free-line extensions and reduced rates are available to industries. Not only are residential rates economical, but the utilities also provide dependable systems, which allow sophisticated computer networks to operate without interruption.

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