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.
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.