Mayor Lumumba’s Sixth Amended Stay Safe Jackson Executive Order is still in effect for the City of Jackson. It is not rendered suspended or unenforceable by the Governor’s latest Executive Order – No. 1525.

Economic Development

City-Based Financial Assistance & Incentives

  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF)
  • Ad Valorem Tax Exemption
  • Community Development Block Grant

Economic Development Partners

*additional funding is available through select partners, where applicable

Transportation Infrastructure

Drive Times to Surrounding Major Cities

  • Memphis
    • 3 hours, via I-55
  • New Orleans
    • 2.49 hours, via I-55
  • Birmingham
    • 3.30 hours, via I-20

City of Jackson Data

  • Total Population (Jackson)- 160,532
  • Total Population (MSA)- 595,290
    • Median Age- 34.7
  • Median Income– $38,972
  • Mean Income– $55,940


Population- age rangeRacial Makeup

Household Income

Workforce Data

Edu. Att.

by degree type

Degree- by age

*all data provided*

Quality of Life

Check out the Visit Jackson site for more quality of life details.

Visit Jackson


Small & Minority Business Development

The City hosts Equal Business Opportunity (EBO), as well as Small Business (SBA) programs that can be explored here



Jhai Keeton
Deputy Director of Planning & Development

Brittany McCoy
Development Manager

(601) 540-2226

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