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