1,800 acres to be used for "Mega Site" in Crittenden County

1,800 acres to be used for "Mega Site" in Crittenden County
State, county and local officials in Crittenden County are working to bring an industrial project to the region with an 1,800-acre "Mega Site".

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT) - An 1,800-acre site in Crittenden County will be promoted as a "Mega Site" as officials attempt to bring a large industrial project to the region, officials said Thursday.

According to a post on the City of West Memphis' Facebook page, the Crittenden County Quorum Court, as well as the cities of Marion and West Memphis approved a cooperative economic development resolution.

The resolution calls for the group to "promote 1,800 acres of undeveloped land near Interstate 40 as a Mega Site for large industrial projects and to cooperate on its development and promotion."

The post did not provide specifics on the site project.

However, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission website lists three economic development sites in and around I-40 in Crittenden County.

All three sites have interstate access, are close to the Union Pacific Railroad Yard and are relatively close to either the Mississippi River or the Port of West Memphis, the site notes.

The Commerce Center location also provides a key opportunity for a company, officials note on the website.

"Within ten miles of the UP Intermodal Yard, the Park is ideally suited for Pacific Rim imports from the West Coast requiring warehousing, distribution and/or assembly," the website notes.

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