Green Jobs Now: Mississippi

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The latest in the WorkingNation Green Jobs Now series is out:

Greenville, Mississippi, is the self-proclaimed “heart and soul of the Delta,” a motto reflecting its rich economic and cultural history as the state’s largest Mississippi River port city and the birthplace of many blues musicians. The city’s economy is built on shipping, cotton farming, fishing, chemical and clothing manufacturing, and tourism.

The Mississippi River itself is a vital economic engine flowing more than 2,300 miles through ten states, from Minnesota to the north through Louisiana to the south. It’s an important transportation route for cargo, generates more than $400 billion in sales and services annually – including 40% of the nation’s agriculture – and supports more than 1.3 million jobs. It is a water source for more than 50 communities. Read the full report on WorkingNation.

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