Why New Albany & Union County

courtThere are numerous reasons to consider New Albany and Union County as a location for your business.  Below are just a few to consider.

  • Business friendly city, county, and state governments
  • Mississippi’s Tort Reform Act of 2004 – “one of the most comprehensive legal reform bills in the nation” according to The Wall Street Journal
  • Right to work state, guaranteed by the Mississippi Constitution
  • Reasonable local taxes
  • 10-year ad valorem tax exemptions (except for school taxes) for qualified manufacturers
  • Reasonably priced industrial land with all necessary utilities available in Glenfield Industrial Park
  • Large retail trade area making New Albany a major retail center for area
  • Reasonably priced retail/commercial space available in historic downtown or other commercial areas
  • Technical assistance available through Small Business Development Center
  • Business financing programs available through Mississippi Development Authority, Tennessee Valley Authority, and Three Rivers Planning and Development District
  • Two outstanding school systems with all schools rated Level 5 or Level 4 – the state’s highest ratings
  • Skilled workforce with outstanding work ethic
  • Customized training available through Northeast Mississippi Community College Division of Workforce Training and Economic Development
  • Northeast at New Albany – Northeast Mississippi Community College branch located here (Expansion coming soon)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College main campus located at Booneville (35 miles)
  • University of Mississippi main campus located at Oxford (35 miles) with a major branch, the Advanced Education Center, located at Tupelo (25 miles)
  • Proximity to other higher education institutions –
    • Blue Mountain College at Blue Mountain (15 miles)
    • Itawamba Community College branch at Tupelo (25 miles)
    • Mississippi University for Women branch (Nursing) at Tupelo (25 miles)
    • Northwest Mississippi Community College branch at Oxford (35 miles)
    • Rust College at Holly Springs (35 miles)
  • Quality health care through Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County
  • Comptrac workers compensation program through Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County
  • Outstanding highway network –
    • Future Interstate 22 (U.S. Hwy. 78) connecting Memphis and Birmingham
    • Miss. Hwy. 15, major north-south thoroughfare, scheduled for four-laning in 2008
    • Miss. Hwy. 30
    • Miss. Hwy. 178
    • Miss. Hwy. 348
  • One hour from Memphis International Airport
  • Less than 30 minutes from Tupelo Regional Airport
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, a Class I carrier, traversing the county
  • Short-line Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad connecting to Burlington Northern Santa Fe at New Albany and to two other Class I carriers, Norfolk Southern and Kansas City Southern, at Middleton, Tennessee.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority electricity, some of the nation’s lowest rates and most reliable power
  • Two major natural gas pipelines, Columbia Gulf and Tennessee Gas, traversing the county
  • Attractive quality of life
  • Affordable housing
  • Active development organization
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