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Food Processing Industry

Agriculture is one of Mississippi's top industries representing nearly $6 billion in production value. Grenada County's ag/manufactruring economy is well positioned to support food processing companies.

Food Processing Highlights

  • Accessibility to crops in Mississippi and neighboring states include corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, pecans, fresh snap beans, fresh tomatoes, grapes, watermelon, peaches.
  • Low operating costs
  • Access to the Food Science Institute and Food & Fibre Center at Mississippi State University
  • Low cost, high reliability energy
  • Skilled Workforce

A Strategic Location
Located directly on I-55, halfway between Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tenessee, Grenada is in close proximity to both suppliers and major markets for the food processing industry.

Mississippi's highways are ranked among the four best in the country and the best in the southeastern United States. I-55 runs north and south, providing access to major markets like Chicago, St. Louis, Memphis and New Orleans.

A Skilled & Trained Workforce
Grenada has  been a hub for manufacturing for decades. With more than 32 percent of employment concentrated in the manufacturing sector, Grenada's workforce is well educated and highly trained to meet the needs of your food processing company. 

Grenada is home to Holmes Community College, provides quick access to 4 universities and offers you access to the Food Science Institute and Food & Fibre Center at Mississippi State University.

A Positive Business Climate
Grenada offers a positive and supportive business climate. Low cost of doing business, highly skilled workforce, award wining schools and constant support from the community are some of the reasons companies move and stay in Grenada for decades. The State of Mississippi and the community can also offer incentives for qualified businesses to locate in Grenada.  Click here to learn more about incentives.

Download a Business Case for this Industry.  (PDF, 275KB)