Southeast Mississippi is centrally located within one of the fastest growing regions in the nation, which gives warehouse and distribution facilities easy access to their market. Combine a strategic location with a robust transportation network, and this allows companies to make seamless connections to other major metropolitan areas. In fact, Mississippi is within a day's drive of more than 50% of the U.S. business population.
• Warehouse and distribution companies can take advantage of three federal interstate highways, multiple four-lane highways and four in-state commercial ports, three of which allow for deep water access.
• Companies like Dole and Chiquita call the Mississippi Gulf Coast home. Both maintain warehouse and distribution facilities at the newly enhanced Port of Gulfport.
• Located at the University of Southern Mississippi, The Center for Logistics, Trade and Transportation provides a competitive advantage to the logistics industry through its multidisciplinary activities in training a growing workforce in transportation strategy and the latest technology.