Greater Jackson Alliance Workforce Assessment

Warehouse and Distribution Sector

The distribution sector in Mississippi plays a significant role in the state’s economy. According to data from the JobsEQ, the distribution and logistics industry employed over 68,000 workers in Mississippi in 2022, making it one of the state’s largest employers and increasing by 3.3% from the previous year. The sector also generated over $5.7 billion in economic activity for the state in 2021.

Mississippi has a strong transportation infrastructure, including the Port of Gulfport, which is the state’s second-largest port and handles a variety of cargo including steel, frozen poultry, and military equipment. Additionally, the state has a number of major highways and rail lines that connect it to other parts of the country, making it a strategic location for distribution and logistics companies. The top three counties with the highest amount of employment in this sector are DeSoto, Rankin, and Hinds.

The state’s central location and access to major transportation routes make it an ideal location for distribution and logistics companies to operate. Additionally, the state’s low cost of living and business-friendly environment make it an attractive location for distribution and logistics companies.

Overall, the distribution sector in Mississippi is a key driver of the state’s economy and has been growing in recent years. With a strong transportation infrastructure and a central location that provides easy access to a large customer base, the state is well-positioned to continue to attract new companies and investment in the sector.