- In 2014, 13 global companies were located in Mississippi. Corporate investment generated $1.1 billion in capital investments and created 7,060 jobs. Exports grew by 380 percent. New investment created 2,480 jobs with $541.65 million in investments.
- In 2013, Kiplinger ranked Mississippi as the Fourth Most Tax-Friendly State for Business, and Area Development Magazine named Mississippi as a Top State for Doing Business. Expansion Solutions Magazine named Mississippi one of the top five states for issuing permits quickly and efficiently.
- Nearly 800 miles of commercially navigable waterways give Mississippi businesses economical and efficient access to national and international markets. Three navigable waterways—the Mississippi River to the west, the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway to the east and the Gulf of Mexico to the south—give Mississippi a unique transportation advantage.
- Twenty-eight rail systems—including five Class 1 rail lines—serve Mississippi with 2,541 miles of track. The roadway system, recently ranked fourth best in the U.S. and the best in the South, includes six interstate highways covering 698 miles and 14 federal highways, positioning Mississippi within a day’s drive of 55 percent of U.S. businesses and major population centers.
- Mississippi is home to seven full-service research and development centers.
Mississippi: J.C. ‘Sonny’ McDonald Industrial Park
448 acres in Hinds County