Economic Impact of the Mississippi Flag

In this section we counter the claim made by some Public Servants and Organizations that the Mississippi Flag has a negative economic impact on Mississippi.  Everything shown in this section occurred UNDER the flag chosen by the Mississippi Voters on April 17, 2001.   Businesses are concerned in making a profit, not  silence the state's voters.

Economic impact of state flag?

Travel and tourism continue to have a consistent, positive impact on the state

Jackson, Mississippi — March 23, 2017

Economic Impact Report reveals.“ Tourism plays a tremendous role in Mississippi’s economy,” said Governor Phil Bryant.  “Our state’s wealth of unique sights, sounds, tastes and experiences attracted an estimated 23 million visitors last year, contributing to $6.3 billion spent in the state and generating $395.1 million for the state’s General Fund.”

The travel and tourism industry provides a reliable source of revenue for Mississippi.  Over the past decade, contributions to the General Fund from travel and tourism averaged $385.8 million per year.   Estimated direct employment in travel and tourism reached an 11-year high of 86,600 in FY 2016, a sign of steady growth over post-Katrina and Great Recession-era lows.  

The total number employed in the industry is also higher than the 20-year average. “Nearly 98 percent of people working in travel and tourism in Mississippi are employed in the private sector,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr.  “Without travel and tourism, Mississippi would lose more than 124,000 direct and indirect jobs.  This is a vital component to our economic health that cannot be outsourced.”

Mississippi hosted approximately 23 million total visitors for overnight and day trips in FY 2016, including domestic leisure, business, group and international travel, up 3 percent over FY 2015 and slightly higher than the average 22 million visitors per year during a 20-year period from 1997 to 2016. 

Out-of-state visitors to Mississippi spent an estimated $4.8 billion in FY 2016, making up more than three-quarters of total travel and tourism revenue.“

Mississippi Success Stories

Chevron — Pascagoula, MS

Bruce Chinn, 

Refinery General Manager

Mississippi A business-friendly environment, advantageous infrastructure, and  community college workforce training programs make Mississippi and ideal  location for Chevron. 

Nissan - Canton, MS

Scott Becker

Senior Vice President

Nissan North America

"World Class Workforce", "Collaborative Buisness-Friendly Enviroment", "Mississippi is THE Place", "CULTURE"

GE Aviation - Ellisville, MS

Nate Beach

Plant Leader

"Workforce is outstanding", "folks that want to be TEAM PLAYERS", "Supportive and Friendly Business Environment", Partnerships in WORK!"

Christopher Hairston

Welder @ Huntington Ingalls

From Fast Food employee to Graduate and working for the #1 Private Employer of Mississippi.  


Made in America, Perfected in Mississippi

Business displays of State Flag

Rolls Royce Marine

Pascagoula, MS

Window World

Hattiesburg, MS

Magnuson Hotel

Hattiesburg, MS

Milwaukee Tool

Greenwood, MS

Advance Auto Distribution

Southaven, MS

Government and Public Displays of State Flag

Hancock County Courthouse

Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 

City of Bay St. Louis Harbor
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 

VFW Post 3253
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 

American Legion Post 139
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi 

Hancock County Annex
Bay St. Louis, Mississippi

Hancock County Public Safety Complex

Jail/Sheriff's Dept.
Hancock County, Mississippi 

City Hall

Gulfport, MS 

Waveland Veteran's Memorial
Waveland, Mississippi 

military & Law Enforcement

186th Air Refueling Wing

Armed Forces Museum

Armed Forces Museum

Maj. Gen. Reuben Jones honored - Veterans Day


Mississippi State University

Perry Hall Cafeteria, Starkville, MS

University of Mississippi

Oxford, MS


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