Greater Jackson Alliance
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111 Capitol Building
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Jackson Convention Center
Greater Jackson Industrial Center
Office Park
Junior Achievement
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Clinton Business Park
Echelon Business Park
South Pointe
5630 I-55 Building
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graphicMaking Central Mississippi the Premier Location for Business and Industry
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The very geography of Greater Jackson helps put businesses located in the area in an excellent logistical position. Greater Jackson is strategically located in the center of the southeast United States and within 500 miles of all or part of 15 states and 76 Metropolitan areas which comprise approximately 39 percent of the nation's population and 35 percent of the total personal income. Jackson, the state capital and central city of the Metropolitan area, is the intersection for Interstates 55 and 20, and all incorporated communities in the Greater Jackson area are within 45 miles of Jackson and are traversed by major highways.

Greater Jackson draws many businesses because of its location and its transportation network. By road, rail, air, and water, the area offers a variety of economical and expeditious ways for quick and easy access to major cities throughout the world. This ability to access both foreign and domestic markets puts the world at the doorsteps of businesses


Distance from Jackson to Select Local and Regional Destinations:

  Jackson, MS
Destination City Highway Miles Driving Time
Atlanta, GA 382 5 hrs, 28 mins
Baton Rouge, LA 174 2 hrs, 38 mins
Birmingham, AL 237 3 hrs, 24 mins
Dallas, TX 404 6 hrs, 37 mins
Gulfport, MS 157 3 hrs, 3 mins
Houston, TX 441 7 hrs, 7 mins
Little Rock, AR 344 4 hrs, 55 mins
Memphis, TN 210 3 hrs, 2 mins
Montgomery, AL 248 4 hrs, 25 mins
New Orleans, LA 186 2 hrs, 51 mins
Shreveport, LA 218 3 hrs, 30 mins
St. Louis, MO 493 7 hrs, 6 mins
Tallahassee, FL 429 7 hrs, 14 mins 


October 12, 2016

Jackson, Mississippi — September 15, 2016 — Private-label water bottling company Premium Waters, Inc., is locating operations in Hinds County, Mississippi, investing $25 million and creating 42 jobs.

March 31, 2016
Billy’s Original Foods Creates 25 New Jobs in Vicksburg, MS

Officials from Billy’s Original Foods announce the company is creating at least 25 jobs and investing $511,000 in food production operations in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Billy’s Original Foods is a manufacturer of artisan, ready-to-eat frozen Italian meals and deli products.

February 8, 2016
Continental Tire Locating Manufacturing Plant in Hinds County, Mississippi

Governor Phil Bryant and executives from Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, manufacturer of passenger, light truck and commercial vehicle tires, officially announced today the company is locating a commercial vehicle tire manufacturing plant near Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. The project represents a corporate investment of $1.45 billion and will create 2,500 new jobs.

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