Mississippi gets its name from the river that runs through it, the 4th longest in the world. The French initially claimed the state’s land in 1699, only to have it seized in the French and Indian Wars by the British. It was after the Revolutionary War that Mississippi was surrendered to the U.S. It was previously home to general agriculture and the cotton industry.

Now, manufacturing and industry have expanded to corn, peanuts, soybeans, and pond-raised catfish (in which it is the global leader). Aside from these important aspects, the state is well-known for numerous historical landmarks and several noteworthy people. These figures include Jim Henson, B.B. King, and Elvis Presley. The state provides low overhead costs, making it ideal for small businesses.


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