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Mississippi

RESTAURANT INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

Restaurants are a driving force in Mississippi’s economy. They provide jobs and build careers for thousands of people, and play a vital role in local communities throughout the state.

4,604

Eating and drinking place locations in Mississippi in 2015

$4.4 billion

Projected sales in Mississippi's restaurants in 2016

123,300

Restaurant and foodservice jobs in Mississippi in 2016 = 12% of employment in the state. And by 2026, that number is projected to grow by 9.7% = 12,000 additional jobs, for a total of 135,300 jobs by 2026.

Mississippi's Restaurants

JOBS AND ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES IN EVERY COMMUNITY

U.S. Senators

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Thad Cochran (R)
Roger Wicker (R)
4,604
90,600

U.S. Representatives

Establishments in the state
Employees in the state*
Trent Kelly (R)
Bennie G. Thompson (D)
Gregg Harper (R)
Steven Palazzo (R)
TOTAL
1,233
982
1,235
1,154
4,604
24,257
19,331
24,297
22,715
90,600

*Mississippi's 90,600 eating-and-drinking-place jobs represent the majority of the state’s total restaurant and foodservice workforce of 123,300 jobs, with the remainder being non-restaurant foodservice positions.

For more information
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Source: National Restaurant Association, based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics & U.S. Census Bureau, 2015