City of Carthage




   The City of Carthage is deeply committed to its economic development and growth, with its hometown atmosphere. The City maintains a pro-business outlook that will benefit the residents and the city, as well as prospective business clients. Carthage offers exciting opportunities for businesses of all sizes to grow and expand. Since October 2012 Carthage has seen over 20 new or expanding businesses in the area at a cost over $30 million dollars. 

   Carthage is located in the geographic center of the state of Mississippi. This location makes it more accessible to other parts of the state, as well as the region. Businesses will find that its location will not only promote business growth because of its accessibility, but it will also keep businesses closer to its customers in order to meet demands.

The Ribbon Cutting for Rustic Flair on

Courthouse Square



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The Ground Breaking for the New Baptist Medical Center-Leake Hospital to be completed by December 2014

The Grand Opening of Code Red Paintball

on Highway 35



   There are three major highways that run through the city, Highways 16 and 35 which intersect at the City of Carthage and Highway 25 that runs through the city and is four lane from Jackson to Starkville.

   Located in the center of the state, Carthage allows businesses to be in close proximity to larger metropolitan areas. The capital city of Jackson and the Jackson International Airport are located only 50 miles southwest of Carthage. The Pearl River Resort is only 20 miles east of Carthage, and the Nissan interchange is only 35 miles from Carthage.

   Carthage is also near several other major roadways:

  • 30 miles from Interstate 20 at Forest
  • 33 miles from Interstate 55 at Canton
  • 44 miles from Interstate 55 at Vaiden
  • 59 miles from Interstate 59 at Meridian


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                                             Mississippi Home Care Grand Opening


The John W. McDougal Grand Opening October 2012




  The City of Carthage and Leake County partner in welcoming new business and industry. Through this partnership, they have developed a 165 acre Industrial Park. Other properties are also available for development within the City. Infrastructure is already in place making Carthage the perfect destination for business ventures.



Business Links

Industrial Park

Retail Recruitment

Retail Summary

Demographic Overview

Consumer Spending Patterns

City Data

Traffic Count



MetroCast Fiber to the Home Announcement.

Carthage is the only Community in Mississippi that MetroCast has their entire community footprint hooked up with fiber to the home technology.



* select links courtesy of Leake County Industrial Development Association Leake IDA website


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