Known for its Delta region, the river that bears its name, and its coastline with the Gulf Coast, the state of Mississippi is known for being a staple of U.S. southern culture. The subtropical environment allows for thick vegetation throughout the state. The largest city in Mississippi, Jackson, is also the state capital.
Other major cities in Mississippi include Gulfport, which lies on the Gulf Coast, Hattiesburg, which lies in the southern region of the state, and Southaven, which is to the north bordering Tennessee.
The economy of Mississippi is based on agriculture, energy, and slight manufacturing. One of the biggest industries rising out of the state is green technology as they have recently turned their attention to lure “green” jobs to the area.
Thanks to friendly incentive packages, Mississippi has reeled in several green tech companies to the state which has opened up opportunities for those pursuing a career in the engineering sector. Overall, the state has provided approximately $323 million in stimulus funds to green manufacturers.
Some of the larger employers in Mississippi that hire engineering professionals include: Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Stennis Space Center, Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., Baptist Memorial Hospitals, IMS Engineers, P.A., Southern Diversified Technologies, Baptist Memorial Hospitals, BlueCross BlueShield of Mississippi, Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino (MGM/Mirage), Grand Casinos (Ceasars), Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., and FNC Inc.