Nissan in the Community

The Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has been a game changer for Metro Jackson and a unifying force in the community. The company has brought more than 6,400 well-paying jobs to the area, as well as thousands of employment opportunities through Nissan suppliers in the area. With more than $3.3 billion in total local investment, the Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant is an employer of choice that continues to have a positive economic impact on local businesses and communities throughout the region.


Voices from the Community


Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers says Nissan is a company focused on building communities. Evers is one of many community leaders who, in the following videos, recognizes the many ways Nissan has had a positive impact on the Metro Jackson area.


Myrlie Evers
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute
Carol Burger
United Way of the Capital Area
Neddie Winters
Mission Mississippi
Daphyne Cain
Executive Director
Our Daily Bread Ministries

Community Investment


  • Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant generates over $400 million annual payroll.
  • Our more than 6,400-member workforce spends much of that with local businesses in the Metro Jackson area and throughout the state of Mississippi.
  • Nissan’s total investment in the Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant to date is more than $3.3 billion.
  • In the first quarter of 2012, we awarded $33 million in business to minority suppliers, and of those contracts, $16 million went to Canton businesses.

Charitable Giving


  • Our focus is on causes that matter to the local community, our employees and their families, such as education, diversity, humanitarian aid and the environment. Together with our generous employees, we have given more than $14.5 million in charitable contributions since our doors opened in 2003.
  • Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant has supported approximately 200 organizations that help serve the area including: Habitat for Humanity, Mississippi Food Network, Community Stewpot, Our Daily Bread, United Way, area school districts and colleges, Boys and Girls Clubs, 100 Black Men, Mississippi Children’s Museum, Mission Mississippi, the Natural Science Museum and the Nature Conservancy.

Nissan Volunteers


  • Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant employees are very active in our community. Employees spend time mentoring students in area schools, and they have also donated more than 7,000 hours of their time to build Habitat for Humanity homes in the Jackson and Canton communities.
  • Nissan Canton Vehicle Assembly Plant employees are one of the largest blood donor groups in the state, having donated nearly 16,000 units of blood since 2002.
  • The Canton Culture Committee celebrates diversity and culture in a number of ways, including a variety of ethnic history celebrations, guest speakers, health fairs, ethnic cuisine specials at the plant, as well as charity walks and philanthropic fundraising drives.