Washington County, Mississippi Economic Alliance

Target Industries

Deeper resources. Cross-sector strength.

In a global marketplace, Washington County rises to the top across multiple sectors.

Competitive advantages are a must in today’s demanding global market, and with land, location and logistics just the start of the county’s leading assets, industry is assured of the ideal business and manufacturing location across a number of sectors, including:

Agribusiness: Find rich opportunity in region where the history goes as deep as the famously fertile soil, and where globally leading USDA research is transforming the world’s agriculture. Washington County’s Mississippi River location and multimodal logistics put commodities on the move and into the hands of consumers faster and more cost-effectively. In a region steeped in agricultural excellence, expect impressive growth.

Aviation and aerospace: World-class performance is waiting in the wings in Washington County where location assets include the Greenville Mid-Delta Airport, sitting on over 2,000 acres, with two runways (7,000 ft. and 8,000 ft.), ILS and a control tower manned seven days a week.

Advanced manufacturing: Custom workforce training in coordination with Mississippi’s nationally recognized WIN system insures leading performance and quality—quality supported by the R&D assets of collaborative educational partners, including University of Mississippi School of Manufacturing and Mississippi State University, home to leading research in agricultural and automotive innovation.

Automotive: In Washington County, acreage, affordability and a work-ready labor force combine to create a prime location for automotive suppliers. Make it here, ship it there—fast—with proximity to markets and manufacturers and a range of multimodal transport options.

Chemical manufacturing: Efficient operations are key to success in this highly competitive sector, and in Washington County across-the-board efficiency begins with a productive workforce and excellent options for commodities shipment including rail and port.

Warehouse and distribution: Get on the move in Washington County where the strategic Mississippi River location puts major markets within easy reach, while multimodal logistics and a Freeport Tax Exemption insure rapid and reliable cost-effective warehousing and shipment.

Tourism: As a blues mecca and one of the state’s top stay-and-play destinations, Washington County offers a vibrant cultural and culinary experience served up in the lush surroundings of a recreational paradise. From history to hunting, from casinos to national culinary stars, this popular destination beckons with opportunity—and lucrative tax incentives.

"We’re making Washington County better. Contact us today to join the Chamber."

Debra Wintory

Chamber Director

Land here, lead here in Washington County.

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Cary Karlson
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