Jackson is the capital and the most populous city of the US state of Mississippi.The city was originally part of the Choctaw Nation.Jackson is situated on the bank of Pearl River, and is served by the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
Jackson is site to several major industries. Some of these include electrical equipment and machinery, processed food, and primary and fabricated metal products. The surrounding area supports agricultural development of livestock, soybeans, cotton, and poultry. Major private companies based in Jackson include Ergon.
Some of the Publicly traded companies which are headquartered in Jackson include Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM), EastGroup Properties Inc. (NYSE:EGP),Parkway Properties, Inc. (NYSE:PKY) and Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK).
Entrepreneurs and business leaders of Jackson include Ken Lewis ,Chairman, CEO, and President of Bank of America Corporation, Walter E. Massey (born 1938), corporate executive and board member of several organizations, (Hattiesburg), Glenn McCullough ,chairman and CEO of GLM Associates, LLC, (Tupelo), Charles Moorman, CEO of Norfolk Southern, (Hattiesburg), Clarence Otis, Jr. ,CEO of Darden Restaurants, (Vicksburg), Hartley Peavey (born 1941), founder of Peavey Electronics, (Starkville) Pig Foot Mary (1870–1929), culinary entrepreneur, (Mississippi Delta), Robert "Bob" Pittman, founder MTV, former CEO and COO AOL, (Jackson), J. H. Rush (1868–1931), founder of Rush's Infirmary, the first private hospital in Meridian, Mississippi, (De Kalb), Fred Smith (born 1944), founder of FedEx, (Marks), Antonio Maceo Walker (1909–1994), president of the Universal Life Insurance Company of Memphis, Tennessee.