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City Officials Discuss Potential Developments for Greenville

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GREENVILLE, Miss.–If you want big opportunities for big companies to bring big jobs, you’ve got to have a big place for them to locate-and Greenville may have it. It’s at the Greenville airport property.
 
“I’ve been working on a fatal flaw analysis of industrial properties around the county,” said Jeffrey Burch, head of the Washington County Economic Alliance, at Tuesday’s meeting of the Greenville City Council. “I will say my favorite right now is the Greenville airport.”
 
A fatal flaw analysis is used to determine quickly if an area is worth investing in.
 
“Looking at that land, you have about 700 acres above the floodplain. I think there’s no reason why we can’t break that up into six, 50-acre parcels,” he said.
 
When developers are looking for an area to develop or a property to locate a business or industry, they are often looking for an area that already has available services and is somewhat ready for development. That would essentially be the county or state’s way of meeting industry halfway.. 
 
Burch said that land has some of those services.
 
“It already has fire on site. It has water. IIt has sewer. It has roads. It’s as if it is already a developed industrial park.”
 
Earlier this year, when the Amazon data center development and the Marshall County electric vehicle battery plant developments were announced, some state lawmakers from the Delta complained that the state didn’t seem interested in any economic development projects west of I-55. Though top lawmakers and the governor often get credit when those projects are announced, it is the work of local economic developers that make those projects possible.