Working together. Moving Forward.

We are Move Mississippi Forward, a community-based organization dedicated to keeping jobs in Mississippi and improving the quality of life for our citizens. The word is out - Mississippi is a great place to do business. Our state is now considered by national and international companies as one of the top states for locating manufacturing facilities.

Good things are happening. We’ve come a long way. And we’re not going back.

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Mississippi over the past decade has experienced unprecedented levels of job creation and economic development. For Mississippians, this means not just a job, but a better quality of life. If you have questions about our organization drop us an email. We’d love to hear from you!

Nissan’s Economic Impact in Mississippi Continues to Show Strong Growth

Move Mississippi Forward recently held a press conference to discuss the economic impact of Nissan over the past three years.

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Click Here to View the 2013 Report

Nissan North America’s Canton Manufacturing Facility continues to have a significant economic impact in Mississippi according to a research study conducted by the National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) at Mississippi State University.

Nissan, which opened in 2003, currently employs more than 6,000 Mississippians and creates an additional 2.9 jobs for every job at Nissan. The NSPARC research shows approximately 25,000 direct and indirect jobs have been created throughout Mississippi as a result of Nissan.


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Move Mississippi Forward Bids Farewell to Maj. Gen. John Wallace

Move Mississippi Forward (MMF) has bid farewell to Founding Co-Chair, and veteran economic developer, John Wallace of Canton. In October 2013, Wallace joined Rev. Dr. Dolphus Weary as Co-Chairs of MMF. Both have served as the organization’s Co-Chairs since the organization’s inception. “General Wallace is truly a pioneer and visionary in the area of economic development. Move Mississippi is fortunate to have his wealth of knowledge, wisdom and insight in its formative years.”

Wallace, a retired U.S. Air Force Major General, attended his last official MMF meeting as Co-Chairon June 25 at Jackson’s Manship Restaurant where he received a framed photo of MMF’s initial November 2013 press conference which also contained a narrative of Wallace’s service to MMF and his many contributions to economic development in Central Mississippi.

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nSPARC Study

The National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (Mississippi State University) has released a report examining the impact of the Nissan Canton facility over the last 10 years!

Click here to read the study PDF.