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!

Automotive Industry Drives Mississippi’s Economic Growth

Move Mississippi Forward, MEC Release New Study

The automotive industry is Mississippi’s fastest growing industry and offers a salary more than 30 percent higher than the state average, according to a study released by Move Mississippi Forward and the Mississippi Economic Council.

The groups have studied the economic impact of specified manufacturers in the past, but the new report – conducted by the independent National Strategic Planning & Analysis Research Center (NSPARC) at Mississippi State University – examined the entire sector. The automotive industry in Mississippi includes two major manufacturing facilities – Toyota in Blue Springs and Nissan in Canton – as well as numerous suppliers.

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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.

Click Here to Watch the Press Conference

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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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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.