ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Welcome

The economic development office at Central Electric Power Association is dedicated to helping companies, large and small, grow in Central Mississippi.

We can help you find financing and will walk you through every step of expanding your business or starting a new business in Central Mississippi.  

We have access to a menu of incentives that can be tailored to your needs.  Give us a call so that we can start to make your dreams become a reality.  

Aaron Ray Akers, CGS
Director of Economic & Community Development
Central Electric Power Association

(601) 267-6026 (Direct)
(601) 416-5192 (Mobile)
 

LABOR FORCE

The seven county region that Central Electric Power Association serves has a civilian workforce of over 120,000 people. 

EXISTING
INDUSTRY

February 2018 CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE

COMMUTING
PATTERNS

COUNTY

POPULATION
2010

LABOR FORCE
AUG 2018

EMPLOYED
AUG 2018

UNEMPLOYMENT
RATE AUG. 2018

ATTALA

19,661

6,790

6,430

5.30%

KEMPER

10,453

3,460

3,230

6.80%

2018 REGIONAL
LABOR STUDY

LEAKE

20,940

7,590

7,210

5.10%

NESHOBA

28,684

10,870

10,350

4.70%

NEWTON

21,838

8,230

7,830

4.90%

2013 FRINGE
BENEFITS SURVEY

RANKIN

115,327

76,340

73,760

3.40%

SCOTT

28,423

13,710

13,180

3.80%

REGION

245,326

126,990

121,990

4.85%

AVAILABLE PROPERTIES

To view available buildings and sites in the seven county
region that Central Electric Power Associaiton serves, select one of the counties listed below. 

In addition to the industrial property listed below, we have a number of commercial properties that are available.  For assistance with these please give us a call at (601) 267-6026 or (601) 416-5192.