A Letter of Welcome from the Chamber President
Welcome to the Greater Jackson Metro, the center for business, education, entertainment, healthcare and state government in Mississippi— but we prefer to just call this home.
Corporate business leaders see a distinct advantage with a Central Mississippi location. Thanks to a skilled and productive workforce, well integrated transportation and logistics network and a pro-business environment, companies from around the world are growing in the Greater Jackson Metro. This is why global companies like Nissan, Fastenal and Continental Tire have invested in Greater Jackson and rely on a Mississippi-made workforce to manufacture and distribute their products around the country and the world.
Cultural and outdoor attractions draw in visitors from around the globe. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum hosted more than 180,000 guests in their first year of operation. Visitors also took time to explore many of the historic sites located in the region along the Mississippi Freedom Trail and Mississippi Blues Trail. Fishing and boating enthusiasts will find the nearby 33,000-acre Ross Barnett Reservoir the perfect destination for outdoor activities. The reservoir is located along the historic Natchez Trace Parkway and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the Southeast.
Education is a top priority in the Greater Jackson Metro, and the region is home to more than 34,000 college students from the area’s six four-year colleges and universities, two community colleges and an extensive system of public and private elementary and secondary schools.
The Great Jackson Metro is the leading region for healthcare and medical research in Mississippi. This is home to both the University of Mississippi Medical Center, a renowned medical school and research facility, and the state’s only children’s hospital, the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children.
Whether you are looking for world-class entertainment, award-winning food, a relaxing outdoor experience or pro-business community – this region has it all. Are you ready to call the Greater Jackson Metro home?