Posts Tagged ‘industrial parks’

Empty lots or opportunity waiting? Competitive communities have sites prepared and waiting for when business calls

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, industrial parks, Mississippi

It seems that nearly every town of any size in Mississippi has an industrial park, and some lay vacant for years. mainly growing weeds. There are literally thousands of acres that have been developed to attract industry. That can bring into question whether the purchase of land and installation of utilities — both costly prospects […] [...]

‘NO SITE, NO PROJECT’ — If you don’t have a product, you aren’t going to win the industrial park game

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, industrial parks, Mississippi

Developing industrial parks can cost a lot of money, and there are certainly never any guarantees of a return on the taxpayer’s investment. What are the pros and cons of deciding to invest in the infrastructure needed to attract industrial and business development? There is a saying: “No site, no project.” “Ready-to-go sites separate communities […] [...]

City looking to improve park by removing old Wurlitzer facility

CORINTH — The city of Corinth, according to The Daily Corinthian, is planning to revitalize a prime spot in the industrial park with hope of bringing new jobs to the city. The city-owned Wurlitzer property is the focus of the plan, which would include removal of the industrial building. Officials believe removing the dilapidated industrial […] [...]

GE Aviation to choose contractor for new plant

ELLISVILLE — GE Aviation officials will soon choose a contractor to build a planned 300,000-square-foot plant in Ellisville, and hope to open it next year, company spokesman Rick Kennedy says. GE Aviation, a unit of the General Electric Co. said in July that the $56 million project was planned for the Howard Technology Park. We […] [...]

Waste Pro scraps plans to build facility in Meridian

Plans to build a recycling and solid waste transfer facility at Meridian’s South Industrial Park have been scrapped. The Meridian Star reports officials of the Waste Pro company now are looking at the possibility of building the facility at Sonny Montgomery Industrial Park instead. Waste Pro, which performs residential garbage and recycling pick-up for the […] [...]

County approves loan for steel plant upgrades

LOWNDES COUNTY — Lowndes County has approved a $250,000 loan for Mississippi Steel Processing and New Process Steel to continue infrastructure improvements at the county’s industrial park. The county received a Community Development Block Grant from the Mississippi Development Authority for roads, water, sewer and rail projects. The $250,000 will be borrowed from the state […] [...]

Barbour transfers school land to industrial park

MARION COUNTY — Gov. Haley Barbour has transferred approximately 370 acres of the Columbia Training School property to the Marion County Economic Development District. The land is located south of Highway 44 and will house the Marion County Industrial Park. “There is great potential for the use of this land by the Marion County Economic […] [...]

MSU park making room for II-VI expansion

by Published: March 22,2011

Tags: education, higher education, incubator, industrial parks

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University officials will join with U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and U.S. Reps. Gregg Harper and Alan Nunnelee today to break ground for a new building in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park. The 1:30 p.m. public program will include comments by Cochran, Mississippi’s senior senator; Harper, the second-term […] [...]

Alliance: Industrial park paid for, awaits tenants

BROOKHAVEN — For three years, Linbrook Business Park has been the scene of continuous tree-clearing, earth-moving, hole-drilling, road-grading, general destruction and precise construction. It’s also been consuming tens of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars throughout that time. Now the big machines are gone, the work is all done and elected leaders wrote the last checks in […] [...]

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