Washington County, Mississippi Economic Alliance

Location Assets

From the ground up, a superior location.

Assets and advantages that help your operation prosper.

Strategic Mississippi River location: A location on the nation’s main inland waterway positions your operation for rapid easy access to both domestic and global markets.

Intermodal speed: Logistical options include Port of Greenville, offering bulk, break-bulk and project cargo services, while highways include three U.S. Highways (82, 61 and 278) and two Mississippi Highways (1 and 12), with I-55 and I-20 both only 1.5 hours away. An excellently equipped general aviation airport, Greenville Mid-Delta Airport also offers commercial service subsidized by the Essential Air Service program.

High-capacity, low cost utilities: Competitive rates and abundant capacities in water, electricity and natural gas help Washington County industry reach higher levels of performance.

Education and R&D assets: Here in Washington County, at the Delta Research and Extension Center (DREC), leading edge research is providing improved yields for commercial agriculture and aquaculture. DREC works in collaboration with nearly a dozen regional and federal research units located in Washington County, including the USDA’s Jamie Whitten Delta States Research Center and the USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station. DREC is an extension service of Mississippi State University (MSU). Just 2.5 hours to the east, MSU has been designated by the Carnegie Foundation as a Research University for Very High Research Activity.  Just 2.5 hours northeast, University of Mississippi’s Center for Manufacturing Excellence is fostering the manufacturing leaders of tomorrow with undergraduate degree programs in four different areas and with state-of-the-art training facilities. And just 30 minutes away, Delta State University offers undergraduate and graduate programs of study in a variety of disciplines, including a nationally recognized Geospatial Information Technology program.

Custom-trained workforce: Our workforce development team has provided proven results for global leaders as well as local success stories. USG Corporation is just one recent example.

Incentives: In Washington County, our investment in industry includes approximately a dozen high-value incentives, from the signature Advantage Jobs program to sales and use tax exemptions, to sector targeted programs like a tourism-related rebate.

Vibrant community: One of Mississippi’s leading visitor destinations, Washington County offers diverse attractions—history, music, cuisine, the arts, gaming and outdoor recreation—along with a rich quality of life that makes for year-round, life-long satisfaction.



Land here, lead here in Washington County.

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Debra Wintory

Chamber Director

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