Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District: Tishomingo County/Dennen Steel Yellow Creek Industrial Port Authority

Posted on: October 4th, 2012 by Kate Humphrey

NADO’s 2012 Innovation Awards recognized 64 projects from 22 states for their creative approaches to regional community and economic development, including the project described below. Click here for the full list of winners.

The Northeast Mississippi Planning and Development District served as the local economic development liaison working closely with Tishomingo County on Dennen Steel/Yellow Creek Industrial Port Authority Improvements. A private steel company invested $7.4 million to build a 50,000- square-foot facility that created 50 new jobs, a significant boost to the local and regional economies. An additional $4.2 million was used for site work and infrastructure improvements. The project is part of Tishomingo County’s longtime investment in the Yellow Creek Industrial Port Authority, which provides access to 4,500 miles of navigable waterways and connections to other freight networks.

Wanda Christian, Economic and Community Development Coordinator: [email protected]
Sharon Gardner, Executive Director: [email protected]

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