Mississippi has the fifth-highest percentage per capita of manufacturing workers in the country; 16% of working Mississippians – 178,300 people – are employed by the manufacturing sector. With an eligible workforce of 1.3 million people, Mississippi offers a wide base of skills for any potential employer.
As a right-to-work state, Mississippi does not require its companies to negotiate wages and benefits through unions. On an hourly basis, wages are 75% of the national average earnings. Mississippi's landmark 2004 tort reform ensures fairness in the courtroom for everyone. Not only does that mean better business conditions, it also translates into better jobs and healthcare for Mississippians.