Why Mississippi is a Great Home for Advanced Manufacturing

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Under the direction of Joe Max Higgins and the arrival of advanced manufacturers like Steel Dynamics, Airbus, Yokohama, and Paccar, the Golden Triangle is seeing a major resurgence in jobs and investment.

The secret is out: Our state meets the needs of the world’s leading companies, offering a strategic geographic location, a skilled workforce, economic incentives, and a ready transportation infrastructure.

Manufacturing comprises more than 12 percent of our state’s employment, and the Golden Triangle is not the only area breaking new ground. From the Gulf Coast to the Tennessee state line, Mississippi is playing an active role in America’s manufacturing comeback. According to a 2016 report by the Council on Competitiveness and auditing firm Deloitte, the United States is expected to surpass China and become the world’s most competitive manufacturing economy by 2020.

 

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