Dyer County looks to turn vacant land into industrial park - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Justin Hanson

Dyer County looks to turn vacant land into industrial park

If Dyer County executives get their way, the vacant plot of land in Dyersburg's industrial park could be home to the city's newest industries in the next two years.

Business leaders have been meeting with consultants over the past 12 months and feel they are ready to attract new industries.

"I feel we can move forward to where we need to be as a community and as a location for industry and commerce," Dyersburg businesswoman Katie Winchester said.

Dyer County was the only region in West Tennessee selected for TAP, the Targeted and Prepared Community Program - a program designed to help rural areas develop.

"Its about being competitive in all aspects of being a community. Workforce, quality of life, housing opportunities, retail opportunities...just the whole picture," businessman Keith Guthrie said.

The next step for Dyersburg business leaders will be to attract food processing industries, automotive suppliers, and metal fabrication businesses.

If TAP works like it should, up to 11 new companies could come to Dyer County.

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