Where we are
Centrally Located on 4-lane Highway u.s. 98
Located half way between I-20 and 1-10 – to the North and South (about 90 miles)
Only 70 miles to the Mississippi Gulf Coast
R & D Access
John C Stennis Space Center (NASA) – within 90 minutes
Top 100 Mississippi Companies
Growth is in our DNA
Low-cost start up and operating
Proven Pro-Business Record
Access to Business Support Infrastructure
Columbia/Marion County offers convenient access to multiple sources of business support infrastructure. The Marion County Development Partnership works with multiple State agencies, universities, community colleges, utility companies, regional economic development organizations and local and state government officials to support industries within Marion County.
Quality of Life
- Columbia High School is in the top 15 schools in Mississippi in the US News and World Report
- West Marion Primary School in the top 10 for 3rd grade reading performance for the Spring of 2019.
- Situated on the Pearl River
- Lake Bill Waller and Lake Columbia- Mississippi State Parks
- Hugh White Game Reserve- Mississippi Wildlife Preservation area
- Hunting Lodges throughout the County
Events & Festivals
Various community-wide events and festivals throughout the year include:
An FAA Approved, 1000-foot runway
Extension Project is in Progress
(TO BE COMPLETED IN 2020)
THE MISSISSIPPI ADVANTAGE
Mississippi welcomes and supports business ventures that create new opportunities for its people. You can see it in the incentives and tax advantages offered. You can see it in the attitudes of leaders, you can see it in the success ratios of new and expanding businesses.
According to an independent study by a major American manufacturer, Mississippi’s business climate ranked number one among 23 states in which it has manufacturing operations. Factors weighed included taxes, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, labor, transportation, energy, health care, job growth and quality of life.