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Haywood County Megasite

Haywood County site certified as a Megasite
(Megasite informational video)

Brownsville, TN – Haywood County announced in July that a 1,700+-acre site in the county has been certified by McCallum Sweeney Consulting (MSC) of Greenville, S.C., as a “megasite,” or large industrial property suitable for a major automotive manufacturing facility or related industry.

The Haywood County site, known as the West Tennessee Megasite, is located north of Interstate 40, 20 minutes east of the Memphis, Tennessee, suburbs. The site is easily accessible from Memphis, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Jackson and other West Tennessee cities. The site is bounded on the north by U. S. Highway 70/79 and CSX Railroad and on the south by Interstate 40.

“Haywood County thanks the landowners and the many local, state and regional entities that have been part of our community’s diligent work for almost three years as we have strived toward this milestone goal of MSC megasite certification,” said Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith. “The reality of this certification is that it will increase our potential to attract an industry with high-paying jobs to benefit current citizens and future generations.”

Based on its expertise as a site selection consultant for the automotive industry, MSC was commissioned by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) as an independent source to evaluate community submitted sites in TVA’s service area. MSC established stringent certification criteria and a detailed process to evaluate potential properties.

“Today’s companies, especially in the automotive industry, are under enormous pressures to make better site selection decisions,” said MSC Senior Principal Ed McCallum. “The certification of the West Tennessee Megasite in Haywood County is a great addition to the region’s catalog of sites that are ready to meet the stringent demands of an automotive assembly plant.”

The West Tennessee Megasite meets the MSC criteria required for certification, including land availability that has sufficient contiguous and developable acres, infrastructure, utilities, and labor capacity.

Brownsville, Haywood County is a Tennessee Three Star Community where industry, business, agriculture, education, and government work in harmony.

For more information, contact Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith at 731-772-1432 or countymayor@bellsouth.net or go to the Haywood County Megasite web site.