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Putting the 'port' in Export

In 2020, Mississippi exported $10.2 billion of American goods throughout the world. Additionally, the export of goods supported an estimated 51,000 jobs for in-state residents in 2016. If you ask us, that makes Mississippi a truly Mighty state for exports.

Mississippi accomplishes this external trade success through its efficient regulatory government and quick access to major markets. MDA’s STEP program helps small businesses defray the cost of international marketing and trade missions, while the state’s four international airports, four Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ) and two gulf ports help build global corporations. The Mississippi River’s major tributaries include the Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri and Ohio Rivers, creating easy access to domestic markets. Additionally, we offer business training and technical support through our International Trade team and sponsor a variety of international trade missions to help businesses grow their international prospects.

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Fast Facts

Fast Facts
The City of Jackson
has been affectionately dubbed "The Crossroads of the South" because it is the intersection of two major southeastern highways
$11.6 billion
in Mississippi goods exported throughout the world in 2018

Exporting from Mississippi

Companies in the Magnolia State ship their products around the world.

Our Departments

MDA is dedicated to arming companies with the information they need to keep them on the road to success.

Key Industries

Mississippi is home to a host of key industries like advanced manufacturing, aerospace and defense, and distribution and logistics.


Ready to see where Mighty Mississippi can take you? Contact the Mississippi Development Authority to learn more.

Vickie Watters
Director of Trade
Vickie Watters
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