Pulp and paper industries are multi-billion dollar contributors to Mississippi's economy each year. Pulp and paper manufacturers employ over 9,000 people in the state, and these jobs pay nearly $44,000 per year on average. They're among the highest paying jobs of any industry in Mississippi. According to the latest "Survey of Manufacturers" by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, pulp and paper industries accounted for 4% of manufacturing employment in Mississippi in 1994, but 6% of manufacturing payroll.
Munn, Ian A. and Bullard, Steven H., "Pulp and paper industries - multibillion dollar contributors to Mississippi’s economy" (1997). Faculty Publications. 164.