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...it’s all about Accessability.
Located in the pine basket along with the hard-woods in areas along the rivers and creeks, Walthall County has the natural resources necessary for continued success in the timber industry.
The location is advantageous in many ways and the economic development team invites you to take advantage of the many site selection resources. Whether you need a detailed proposal or just the facts, we stand ready to assist you with all your relocation or expansion needs.
Walthall County's economic development team and local officials work closely with Cooperative Energy, Entergy, the Southwest Mississippi Workforce Training Center, AccelerateMS, the WIN JOB CENTER, and the Mississippi Development Authority, to bring accurate information and opportunities to local businesses and industries, as well as prospects.
The location "between the I's" along limited-access four-lane US 98 makes Tylertown a great spot for shipping goods and products in or out of the region. I-55 is 20 miles west of Tylertown and I-59 is less than 60 miles east. Planned I-14 will be less than 30 miles north and I-12 is less than 50 miles south of Tylertown.
Southwest Mississippi offers a unique shipping advantage with service at two Mississippi River ports and direct access to the Port of New Orleans via interstate. Tylertown has a general aviation airport and McComb's regional airport is less than 20 miles away. Three international airports can be reached in less than a ninety-minute drive.
A right-to-work state, Mississippi has only a minimal union presence and almost no work stoppage. Mississippi ranks 32nd among all states in terms of unionization and has labor costs 38% lower than the national average.
Customized workforce training is available through the WIN JOB CENTER and the Southwest Mississippi Community College Workforce Training Center. To help you put your workforce in place - job postings, potential employee screening/testing, and on-the-job training programs are readily available. And, to expedite environmental permitting, “one-stop shopping” is a key feature of the MS Department of Environmental Quality. Mississippi's pro-business incentives make Walthall County and easy choice.
Local and State incentives offered are a big draw for companies seeking to locate or expand in Walthall County.
Companies may qualify to receive tax abatements on the purchase of machinery and equipment, raw materials, and construction materials. Tax credits based on payroll are offered, as well as grant and loan programs.
Walthall County has available properties ranging from 5 to 55 acres ready for you to consider. Existing facilities range in size from small downtown buildings to large industrial properties. All have easy access to to major roads and highways with either on-site or adjacent utilities.
Mississippi Development Authority
Southwest Mississippi Partnership
Southwest Mississippi PDD
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