Tourism & Hospitality


Madison County Tourism Impact

Visitor Spending

 $220.5 Million

Tourism supported jobs


State and Local Taxes Generated

$17.4 Million

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Support our local tourism industry! Please visit the links below to learn more about annual events, where to stay and places to explore in Madison County.

Located in the center of the state between Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana, Canton is rich with history and culture.


We look forward to welcoming visitors to Ridgeland’s scenic outdoors, numerous restaurants and hotels, and our trails of boutique and big-name shops.


The region offers several training courses to help train individuals in the hospitality industry. Here are some of the institutions that offer specialized training for the tourism industry.

Hinds CC
Copiah Lincoln CC
Holmes CC

For additional resources regarding potential On the Job (OJT) funding for various occupations please contact:


Mary Powers


Workforce Director

Central MS Planning & Development District

1020 Centre Pointe Blvd

Pearl, MS  39208

Phone:  601-981-1511

Direct Line:  601-321-2169

Email:  mpowers@cmpdd.org



ReStart MS is designed to help control unemployment fraud – click the logo above if you are an employer and would like more information

Needing assistance with posting jobs and searching for qualified candidates? Contact the Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s Mississippi Works system.

To post a job or if you are a job seeker, this portal will allow you to create an account and have access to a variety of services including being able to post jobs, view applicants, and peruse workforce related information.

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