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

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 — are worth the risk ...

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

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 into winners and losers at ...

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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 building will improve the marketability ...

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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 hope to have the building ...

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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 city of Meridian, first announced ...

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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 to continue the work. It ...

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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 Development District. The accessibility of ...

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MSU park making room for II-VI expansion

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 congressman from the 3rd District ...

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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 mid-August. Brookhaven’s and Lincoln County’s ...

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