In 2007, the Southeast US tier of states (comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas) exported internationally, by air, over 847,735,074 Kilograms (934,458 US/Short Tons) of commodities valued at $76,689,639,122 USD.
Basic chemicals, computer equipment and printed materials and motor vehicle parts make up the largest international exports by air out of the region. Goods being imported to the region by air include computer equipment, semiconductors and navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments and motor vehicle parts.
One of the largest local manufacturers in Jackson, Mississippi is Nissan North America. Nissan is one of approximately 11 automobile manufacturing plants located in the US Southeast region stretching from Greenville, South Carolina through Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi to Texas and into Monterrey, Mexico. Other Mississippi manufacturers include Raytheon, Duratex, North America, Tyson Foods, Weyerhaeuser, and Dupont.