Three major economic categories dominate the labor market in Claiborne County: agriculture (particularly timber), education and power generation. In the first category, the local hardwood timber market supplies Claiborne County manufacturers, like Southern Lumber, and V & B International with abundant raw material. In the latter two categories, Alcorn State University and Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Plant stand tall as the county's two largest employers.
This triad of employers form a solid base for various other industries that have located in Claiborne County. Metal, electronic and plastic manufacturers thrive in a healthy economic environment that encourages growth.
Some of Claiborne County's Industries*
Alcorn State University / Education / 700 employees
Charles Donald Pulpwood Inc. / Softwood and hardwood lumber / 19 employees
Grand Gulf Nuclear Power / Electricity / 750 employees
MMC Materials, Inc. / Ready-mix concrete / 32 employees
Port Gibson Reveille / Weekly newspaper / 6 employees
Prolon, Inc. / Plastic food storage containers / 20 employees
Rosetti Processing / Venison processing (seasonal) / 10-15 employees
Southern Lumber Co., Inc. / Southern yellow pine, softwood / 80 employees
V & B International, Inc. / Hardwood lumber, flooring / 10 employees
*Source: Mississippi Supervisor, November 1999, and Mississippi Manufacturers Database, MDA, November 2000.