Existing Industry

Available Labor Pool

According to a labor report by The Pathfinders, an independent site selection consultant in Dallas, Texas, the east Mississippi labor shed, lying within an approximately 65-mile (104-kilometer) radius of Meridian, Mississippi, and reaching into West Alabama, has a population of approximately 526,500 and a civilian labor force of approximately 234,200.

 

Major Employers in Lauderdale County

Employer

Number Employed

Focus

Naval Air Station Meridian 3,000 Military and Civilian Contractors
Rush Health Systems 2,465 Healthcare
Anderson Regional Health System 1,343 Healthcare
Mississippi Air National Guard 1,200 Military and Civilian Contractors
Meridian Public School District 1,000 Education
East Mississippi State Hospital 943 Healthcare
Lauderdale County School District 938 Education
Walmart Stores  695 Retail
City of Meridian 530 Municipal Government
Asurion 420 Inbound Customer Contact Center
Alliance Health Center 350 Healthcare
Meridian Community College 325 Education
Avery Products 250 Office Products and Distribution
Peavey Electronics 250 Manufacturing of Amplifiers, Guitars, and Sound Equipment
Van Zyverden, Inc. 250 Flower Bulbs Distribution
Structural Steel Services 236 Structural Steel

 

Major Industrial Employers

Employer

Number Employed

Focus

Asurion 420 Inbound Customer Contact Center
Avery Products 250 Office Products and Distribution
Peavey Electronics 250 Manufacturing of Amplifiers, Guitars, and Sound Equipment
Van Zyverden, Inc. 250 Flower Bulbs Distribution
Structural Steel Services 236 Structural Steel
Atlas Roofing 220 Manufacturing of Roofing Materials
Newell Paper 215 Wholesale Office Supplies
Lockheed Martin 200 Aircraft Parts and Subassembly
Tower Automotive 200 Automotive Metal Stamping
Sara Lee Bakery 185 Bread Bakery
Mitchell Distributing 120 Beverage Distribution
Magnolia Steel 107 Manufacturing of Rebar
Southern Pipe & Supply 102 Plumbing Products Distribution
Southern Cast Products 81 Custom Pour Foundry