TB&P: Future industrial park drawing interest in Wynne

TB&P: Future industrial park drawing interest in Wynne

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."

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android