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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!

UAW’s desperate survival tactics aren’t remotely about civil rights

From: Clarion Ledger

sidsaltermugBy Sid Salter

The rhetoric from the United Auto Workers and their hired or rented guns that seeks to equate union organizing efforts at Nissan’s Canton plant with the civil rights struggle in Mississippi in the 1950s and 1960s truly strains credulity.

The line being peddled is that both Mississippians and the wider world should equate civil rights with the UAW’s desire for a union vote at the Nissan plant in Canton. The struggle for “civil rights” sounds far more noble and desirable than what is actually happening in Canton and across the landscape of foreign-owned automobile manufacturing plants in the South — which is nothing more or less than a desperate struggle for survival by a union that has endured a 75 percent membership decline since 1979.

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Move Mississippi Forward Announces Results of Report Examining 10-year Impact of Nissan Canton Plant

James Hull, Executive Director

James Hull
Executive Director

JACKSON, Miss. (Nov. 13, 2013) – Move Mississippi Forward, a community voice for economic development, today released an independent report outlining Nissan Canton’s positive impact in the state of Mississippi.

The report titled “Nissan Canton: 10 Years Later” was conducted by the National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (nSPARC) at Mississippi State University as Nissan celebrates its first decade of operation in the state. The report outlines how Nissan has improved economic and community development, quality of life and the state’s image as a national manufacturing leader.

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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.

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