The city of Carthage is located in the county of Panola. It covers a total area of 27.0 sq. km. The economic development of the city revolves around industries involved in advertising, aviation, household appliances, arts and crafts, automotive, finance, boat equipments, construction, apparel, information technology, pharmaceuticals, farm equipment, freight forwarding, health, hotel, auto insurance, metal, oil and gas exploration, optical goods and real estate. Commercial spaces are utilized by facilities for printing services, recreation centers, rehabilitation services, educational institutions, tourist information facilities and yogurt shops.