Mississippi has a population of approximately 3 million. It is the 32nd most extensive and the 32nd most populous of the 50 United States. Located in the center of the state, Jackson is the state capital and largest city, with a population of approximately 175,000 people. The next most populous cities are Biloxi, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Southaven, Vicksburg and Tupelo.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that Mississippi’s total state product in 2010 was $98 billion. GDP growth was .5 percent in 2015 and is estimated to be 2.4 in 2016

State Department of Agriculture

The mission of the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce is to regulate and promote agricultural-related businesses within the state and to promote Mississippi’s products throughout both the state and the rest of the world for the benefit of all Mississippi citizens.  Agriculture, the number one industry in Mississippi , brings $7.4 billion to the state and employs, either directly or indirectly, approximately 29% of the state’s workforce. With approximately 37,100 farms statewide covering 11 million acres, agriculture makes significant contributions to all of Mississippi’s 82 counties.

Mississippi Market Maker: MarketMaker is the largest and most in-depth database of its kind featuring a diverse community of food-related businesses: buyers, farmers/ranchers, fisheries, farmers markets, processors/packers, wineries, restaurants and more. 

Other Related Programs

Made in Mississippi: I’ve created this website to showcase all that is great about Mississippi. Our State suffers from an image problem, partly due to the fact that we don’t always celebrate all that is good about the place we live. Perhaps, we are too humble, or maybe we have a self-image problem, after all, we’ve had our share of rough spots where some of our people have not been too kind to one another.

Mississippi Market: Since 1996, the Existing Industry and Business (EIB) Division of the Mississippi Development Authority has hosted the Mississippi Market Wholesale Show, an event designed to bring Mississippi based business owners and artisans together with retail buyers from around the region.