(Memphis) Infrastructure like roads and sewage lines are the first thing a company looks at when they think about moving to Memphis.
Every week, hundreds of trucks roll down Paul Lowery Sr. Road in the Frank C. Pigeon Industrial Park.
The two lane road there now isn’t cutting it.
Mayor A C Wharton said the city is willing to do anything to attract businesses to the city, “This is an example of our listening to what is needed and coming up with the resources.”
Eight state governments from the Mississippi Delta area all chipped in to pay for the $3 million road expansion.
It’s a big investment, but it is bringing thousands of jobs to Memphis.
More than 1200 jobs are coming with Electrolux.
Nucor Steel is also expanding.
“That is an indicator of the success we’re having with the legion industrial park and also presidents island just adjacent to us,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell.
The wider road also opens up another entire field in the industrial park.
It’s now ready for plants like Electrolux and others to be built.
The Delta Regional Authority lead the effort to widen this road and put in turning lanes.