Jackson, Mississippi has been a depressed community for years, which led to a high foreclosure rate, but the city is on the rebound. Jackson is the capital of Mississippi with great diversification and a number of colleges including Jackson State University, University of Mississippi with Mississippi School of Medicine, Belhaven University, Millsaps College, Mississippi College School of Law, Reformed Theological Seminary, Strayer University Mississippi, African Bible College, and Wesley Bible Seminary, to name a few.
The economy is looking forward to a boon as a result of various projects that are in the works for the city. The proposal of the Riverwalk Project, a ten year plan that began in 2012, promises environmental development and a revitalized Jackson. In addition to multiple building projects bringing retail centers, banks, medical offices, movie theaters, etc., all adding hundreds of jobs to the community, another exciting prospect is just around the corner as well. Continental, an international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner, has made plans to construct a tire plant just twenty miles outside of Jackson. Ground breaking on the construction will begin within the next few months, and the goal for beginning tire manufacture at the plant is late 2019. This new plant promises to bring 2,500 new jobs to the Jackson, Mississippi area.
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