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Foreign Trade Zone

A Foreign-Trade Zone is a port designated by the government for duty-free entry of any non-prohibited good.  Goods can be imported without having to go through formal customs entry procedures or paying imported duties. Duties are imposed only when goods pass from the Foreign-Trade Zone into the country.


GJA has access to Foreign Trade Zones through the Jackson-Evers International Airport.


FTZ Number: 158 Vicksburg/Jackson

Operator: Jackson Municipal Airport Authority

Address: P.O. Box 98109, Jackson, MS 39298-8109

Contact:  Dirk Vanderleest (601) 939-5631 x200

Grantee: Vicksburg/Jackson Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc.


September 8, 2017
Baptist Memorial Health Care opening a 250 employee business office in downtown Jackson

Baptist Memorial Health Care announced Thursday plans to establish a regional business office in the Regions Plaza building in downtown Jackson.

Baptist will lease four floors at 210 E. Capitol St. occupying a total of 41,000 square feet of space that will house 250 employees.

July 19, 2017
Multicraft International celebrates New Division Opening - Creates 50 Jobs

Officials from Multicraft International, state and local leaders recently celebrated the grand opening of the company's new division, Multicraft Ventures, LLC, in Pelahatchie. The project is a $2 million corporate investment and creates 50 jobs.


July 17, 2017
Global Automotive Supplier Calsonic Kansei Expands in Madison

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from global automotive supplier Calsonic Kansei announced the company’s expansion in Madison. The $16.33 million corporate investment creates 98 new jobs.

“Mississippi’s outstanding reputation in the automotive industry is known worldwide,” Gov. Bryant said. “Calsonic Kansei’s addition of so many new jobs in Madison once again puts our state on the global stage. The expansion proves we have the workforce and business climate to ensure industry leaders like Calsonic enjoy years of success in Mississippi.”

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