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Warehousing and Distribution

Warehousing and Distribution

Mississippi is in the heart of one of the fastest growing regions in the nation, which gives warehouse and distribution facilities easy access to much of their market. The state offers distributors a number of location options, including an abundance of land available in industrial and technology parks throughout the state, as well as locations in close proximity to major airports.

In fact, Memphis, which is home to FedEx and a hub for UPS, is just north of the Mississippi/Tennessee state line. Having access to the distribution capital of the world, where shipments can leave as late as 10 p.m. each day, is an added advantage to Mississippi- based warehouse and distribution facilities.

Mississippi's central location also provides easy access to many other major metropolitan areas. In fact, the state is within a day's drive of more than 50 percent of the U.S. business population, including such major markets as Atlanta, Birmingham, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, Memphis, Mobile, Nashville, New Orleans and St. Louis.

Meridian and Lauderdale County are located at a major transportation junction. Interstates 20 and 59, along with U.S. Highway 45, intersect in Meridian. Meridian is home to five national LTL terminals and several regional trucking firms that create a competitive market for freight based in Meridian.

Mississippi offers a prime location for storing and moving goods throughout the central United States, which is why so many companies have chosen to locate their warehouse and distribution facilities in Mississippi.

Leading Warehouse and Distribution Companies in Southeast Mississippi

  • Dole Fresh Fruit Co.
  • Graybar
  • Long Wholesale Distributors
  • Mitchell Distributing
  • Saddle Creek Corporation
  • Lowe's Distribution Center
  • Merchant's Company

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The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation (CLTT)

The Center for Logistics, Trade, and Transportation, located at the Hattiesburg and Gulfport campuses of The University of Southern Mississippi, provides a competitive advantage to industry and government agencies through its multidisciplinary activities in Logistics, Trade and Transportation. The CLTT has an emphasis through the Americas, enhanced by memoranda of understanding between The University of Southern Mississippi and universities in Panama. The CLTT was established through an integrated effort of industry, government, and The University of Southern Mississippi.

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