Health Care Zones

Health Care Zone Master Plans are designed to be economic development tools for communities to follow in order to facilitate health care job creation and wealth. Such economic development growth is patterned after the Mississippi Economic Council’s “Blueprint Mississippi Health Care: An Economic Driver” Study. This two hundred seventy-five (275) page Study provides a framework to evaluate Mississippi’s strengths and weaknesses with respect to the state’s focus on health care from an economic development perspective. The study points out the benefit of clustering and master planning which in the aggregate come together for the purpose of economic development and job creation. Health Care Zone Master Plans will help communities, the Mississippi Development Authority, and local economic development practitioners facilitate the start-up or recruitment of pharmaceutical companies, biologic companies, biotechnology companies, diagnostic imaging companies, medical supply companies, medical equipment companies or medicine and related manufacturing companies or processing companies, medical service providers, medical product distribution companies, or lab testing facilities.

Health care is not just about hospitals, it is about the factories that supply those hospitals with everything from medical equipment and high-tech machines to the basic goods and services necessary to make these vital and important institutions function. Health Care Zone Master Plans will aid our Mississippi communities in growing this industry of necessity, and let the rest of the world know that Mississippi Works!

Click on the corresponding link below to display information about your Health Care Zone Master Plan Certified Communities:

Clarke County – Quitman
Clay County – West Point
Copiah County – Hazelhurst
Hancock County – Bay Waveland
Humphreys County – Belzoni
Madison County – Canton
Marshall County – Holly Springs
Montgomery County – Winona
Noxubee County – Macon
Panola County – Batesville
Scott County – Morton
Yazoo County – Yazoo City