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Mississippi is a prime location for companies in the food processing sector. Over 18,000 workers in the Entergy Mississippi territory are employed in food manufacturing, with job growth expected to remain stable over the next 10 years.

34,700

Farms in the Entergy Mississippi Service Territory

5

Ports are Located Within the Entergy Mississippi Territory

Mississippi is a prime location for companies in the food processing sector

Mississippi

Raw Materials

  • Mississippi is home to 34,700 farms totaling more than 10.4 million acres producing poultry, eggs, soybeans, forestry and cattle, as well as many other crops.
  • Mississippi produced 756 Million broiler chickens and over 1.4 Billion eggs in 2019.

Transportation

  • Five Class 1 railroads serve the Entergy Mississippi territory, including 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.
  • Five ports are located within the Entergy Mississippi territory with access to the Mississippi River.
  • More than 3.2 million tons of food and farm products are moved along the Mississippi River annually.
  • Six major interstate highways traverse Mississippi, connecting to major population centers within a day’s drive.

Workforce

  • Average wages in the Entergy Mississippi territory are more than 30% lower than the U.S.
  • The Entergy Mississippi area’s workforce is over 650,000 strong, with 10% employed in manufacturing.
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