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TB&P: Future industrial park drawing interest in Wynne

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WYNNE, AR (KAIT) -

A 500-acre site on the south side of Wynne recently received a technology/industrial park designation from the state, which can boost the area's economic prospects, a chamber official said this week. 

According to a report from Talk Business & Politics, the site near Highway 1 has several key infrastructure positives that companies are looking for. The site is about 40 miles from Memphis and is a half-hour drive from an intermodal facility in Marion. 

The area also has the capacity to handle 1.3 million gallons of wastewater, which is key for food manufacturers, Talk Business & Politics reported. 

Cross County/Wynne Chamber of Commerce president Chris Clifton said his office has received calls from several companies interested in possibly building at the park. 

"It's been a labor of love for me," Clifton told Talk Business & Politics. "We hope we will be able to make a major announcement in 2018, if the stars align."

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