- Manufacturers engage in exporting more than other sectors of the economy. In 2009, manufactured goods accounted for 94 percent of Mississippi’s exports.
- Mississippi manufacturers exported $5.4 billion to the world in 2009.
- One of every 20 private sector jobs in manufacturing depended on exports in 2008.
- The average manufacturing plant in Mississippi employs about 65 employees.
- In 2009, manufacturing employed 145,000 Mississippians (full time and part time).
- Mississippi manufacturing multiplies every dollarspent into an additional $2.23 in economic activity, greater than any other sector.
- For every 100 manufacturing jobs in a Mississippi community, $3,885,648 more personal income per year is added.
- Mississippi manufacturers paid $5.8 billion in total wages and salaries in 2009 — 14.3% of all nonfarm wages and salaries — ranking 11th among all states.
The Impact of Manufacturing Jobs on Your Community:
For every 100 jobs, typically the following is added to a community:
- 156 more people
- 52 more families
- 34 additional manufacturing jobs
- 89 non-manufacturing jobs
- $3,885,648 more personal income per year
- $2,370,245 more retail sales per year
Mississippi’s Largest Manufacturing Employers:
|Furniture & Fixtures||20,150|
|Primary & Fabricated Metals||16,500|
|Lumber & Wood Products||16,300|
|Electrical & Electronic||15,400|
|Chemicals, Plastics & Rubber||14,550|
|Apparel & Textiles||8,900|
|Printing & Publishing||6,800|
|Stone & Concrete||5,250|
In 2009, Mississippi manufacturing jobs paid 22% more than the state average compensation for the rest of the workforce.
Mississippi manufacturers paid $5.8 billion in wages and salaries in 2009 —14.3% of all nonfarm earnings.
Fifty-two Fortune 500 companies have 118 manufacturing plants in Mississippi.
Productivity growth produces rising incomes. Manufacturing productivity (output per hour) rose 2.88% annually from 2000 to 2009 compared to 2% for nonfarm businesses in general.
Manufacturing facilities are located in all of Mississippi’s 82 counties.
Manufacturing contributed $16.2 billion to the gross state product of Mississippi in 2009 — 17% of the total.
Mississippi ranks 7th in the nation in manufacturing employment in 2009 at 9.7%compared to the U.S. percentage of 7.1%.
Mississippi Manufacturing in 2009
Contributed $1 out of every $6.98 of all employee nonfarm wages and salaries.
Provided more than 8 direct jobs out of every 100 jobs in the state.
Contributed $16.2 billion to Mississippi’s gross state product.
Had an average annual pay of $41,221, employing 145,000 citizens (full time and part time wages and salaries).
Mississippi’s top export markets in 2009 included Canada, Mexico, Panama, Afghanistan, China, and Belgium. Exports to Canada exceeded $1.1 billion.
In 2008, 1,247 Mississippi plants shipped products to more than 185 different countries around the world.
Mississippi’s leading export category is petroleum and coal products, valued at $1.4 billion in 2009.
Seventy-five international companies from 22 nations are engaged in manufacturing at 95 Mississippi plants, directly employing more than 14,229 Mississippians.
In 2009, manufacturing directly employed 145,000 Mississippians (full time and part time).
Based on a statewide manufacturing multiplier of 1.44, direct manufacturing jobs helped to add another 210,096 jobs in our local communities.