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Friday, October 6, 2023

Governor Reeves Declares Friday, October 6 “Manufacturing Day in Mississippi”

JACKSON – In a signed proclamation, Governor Tate Reeves declared today “Manufacturing Day in Mississippi”, which is also celebrated nationally by the National Association of Manufacturers.

“Mississippi’s manufacturers create a variety of products that are shipped all over the world, and Manufacturing Day gives industry the opportunity to showcase the promising careers in modern manufacturing as well celebrate the tremendous accomplishments these businesses make to their communities on a daily basis,” said MMA President & CEO John McKay. “We hope to see continued growth in our industry and to make Mississippi’s economy stronger for years to come.”

Mississippi’s manufacturers are certainly doing their part to keep our state’s economy strong. In 2022, they contributed $17.86 billion in real added value to the state’s gross state product, making it the highest-grossing non-farm industry in Mississippi.

Mississippi Manufacturing Stats:

  • $2.9 billion in corporate investments in manufacturing in 2022
  • Manufactured goods exports have doubled since 2009
  • Employs over 145,000 people statewide
  • Ranked #8 in Site Selection Group’s “Best States for Manufacturing in 2023” list

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For more than 70 years, the Mississippi Manufacturers Association has represented the interests of Mississippi’s manufacturers at both the state and national levels. As the Voice of Industry, MMA represents manufacturers in the Mississippi Legislature and U.S. Congress. MMA promotes a strong manufacturing environment within Mississippi and is a central source of information and assistance in industrial management. To learn more about MMA and manufacturing in Mississippi, please visit