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Mississippi is a prime location for companies focused on transportation logistics, including the distribution and warehousing of goods. With its central location and excellent highway system, Mississippi is a transportation hub for goods in the United States.

There are approximately 1,800 businesses in the transportation logistics cluster in the Entergy Mississippi service territory and the state is conveniently located adjacent to Shelby County, Tennessee, which is the largest distribution/logistics hub in the nation.

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600,000

Workforce in the Entergy Mississippi Territory

28

Rail Systems in the Entergy Mississippi Territory

Mississippi is a prime location for companies focused on transportation logistics, including the distribution and warehousing of goods

Mississippi

5 Distribution & Warehousing Companies in the Entergy Mississippi Service Territory

With its central location and excellent highway system, Mississippi is a transportation hub for goods in the United States.

Workforce

  • Average wages in the Entergy Mississippi territory are more than 30% lower than the U.S. average.
  • The Entergy Mississippi area’s workforce is nearly 600,000 strong, with more than 19,000 employed in distribution and warehousing and an additional 50,000 jobs in adjacent Shelby County, Tennessee, which is a major U.S. distribution hub.
  • The FedEx World Hub, located in nearby Shelby County, Tennessee, is the company’s flagship hub and covers 862 acres near the Memphis International Airport.

Transportation

  • Mississippi has 28 rail systems, including the following Class 1 carriers: Burlington Northern Railway, CSX Transportation, Canadian National Railway, Kansas City Southern Railroad and Norfolk Southern.
  • Bordering the state of Mississippi to the west, the Mississippi River begins in Minnesota and runs more than 2,000 miles south to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Six ports are located within the Entergy Mississippi territory with access to the Mississippi River. The Mississippi ports include the Port of Rosedale, Port of Greenville, Yazoo County Port, Port of Vicksburg, Port of Claiborne County and the Natchez-Adams County Port.
  • The Port of Memphis, which is the fifth largest inland port in the U.S., is easily accessed in adjacent Shelby County, Tennessee.
  • The state of Mississippi’s highway system, ranked one of the best in the nation, connects to essential regional markets, including New Orleans, Memphis, Nashville and Atlanta, with six interstates and 14 federal highways.
  • Mississippi is served by three international and four commercial airports.

Cost of Doing Business

  • The cost of doing business in Mississippi is 3.1% below the national average according to the Forbes list of the “Best States for Business.”
  • Mississippi is ranked the fourth most tax-friendly state by Area Development Magazine.
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