David Dismukes, economist with the Acadian Group of Baton Rouge, presented preliminary results from the Mississippi Energy Institute’s work to identify specific industrial opportunities related to the recent boom in U.S. natural gas production. He concluded that the state is well positioned to participate in the re-emerging U.S. chemical manufacturing industry. Read more at Bloomberg BusinessWeek here. 

To see exactly how well-positioned Mississippi is for this potential chemical manufacturing industry, take a look at the images below.