Education, health, manufacturing sectors are all represented
Diverse? That's the business community in Natchez-Adams County, with a variety of industries represented on their list of top 10 employers:
Natchez-Adams School District, 620 employees
With a slogan “Great Students, Great Schools, Great Community,” Natchez-Adams School District features three elementary schools, a middle school and high school. Also part of the system is Fallin Career & Tech Center, Robert Lewis Magnet School, and Natchez Freshman Academy.
Merit Health Natchez, 425 employees
Licensed for 179 beds, Merit Health Natchez is a full-service hospital whose treatment region includes five Mississippi counties and two Louisiana parishes. The center has earned recent awards in several specialities for delivering top health care and is accredited with The Joint Commission.
Adams County Correctional Center, 380 employees
Affiliated with the Federal Bureau of Prisons along with the U.S. Marshals Service and the Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Adams County Correctional Center is actually operated by the Corrections Corporation of America. The Adams County facility has a mission to implement future-focused, forward-thinking rehabilitation solutions to its inmates.
Walmart Supercenter, 365 employees
Located on Sgt. Prentiss Drive, Walmart Supercenter spans nearly 200,000 square feet and features a full-service supermarket, garden center, pet shop, portrait studio, optical center and a Tire & Lube Express. Also on site is a hair and nail salon, in-store bank and fast food options.
City of Natchez, 275 employees
The City of Natchez government includes the departments of planning and community development, police, fire, public works, water works, tourism, Senior Citizen's Multipurpose Center, regional transit, tourism and traffic. Leadership and administration includes the mayor, board of aldermen, city attorney, city clerk and municipal judge.
Magnolia Bluffs Casino, 250 employees
What kind of gambling options are available at Magnolia Bluffs Casino? Plenty, including 580 slots along with video poker, blackjack, craps, three-card poker and roulette. Slot machine prices range from a penny to $5, and Magnolia Bluffs stages live entertainment shows every Friday and Saturday night.
Jordan Carriers, 250 employees
More than 350 trucks, many with 53-foot aluminum trailers, is what makes Jordan Carriers a successful company that covers the eastern half of the United States. Their fleet also includes vans and refrigerated trucks to handle the needs of customer companies both small and large.
Supermarket Operations, 250 employees
Founded in Natchez in 1969, Supermarket Operations oversees seven stores in Adams County as well as just over the Louisiana state line. In Natchez, stores are Natchez Market 1, Natchez Market 2 and South Side Market, while also under the company umbrella are Ball Foods, Ferriday Market, Vidalia Market and McComb Market.
Adams County, 220 employees
Adams County government includes the county adminstrator; bookkeeping, purchasing, vendor and inventory; elections emergency management; county, chancery, circuit, justice, youth courts; information technology; county prosecutor; board attorney; roads; solid waste; and the juvenile detention center.
Energy Drilling, 220 employees
Formed in 1979, Natchez-based Energy Drilling Company currently operates nine oil-drilling rigs in East Texas as well as Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The company drills on land and in the Gulf of Mexico and often schedules trainee programs to add quality employees to its workforce.
Source: Natchez Inc.