Madison County unveiling for their 2,000 acre megasite
Date: May 7, 2015
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Danielle Winningham
Madison County Economic Development Authority and Governor Phil Bryant Unveil New Brand for Premier Economic Megasite and Celebrate Existing Business and Industry in Madison County
MADISON COUNTY, Miss.- Madison County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) hosted a brand unveiling for their 2,000 acre megasite in conjunction with their annual Industry Appreciation Celebration at the Madison Megasite on May 7, 2015, at 4:30 p.m. Governor Phil Bryant served as the guest speaker. Governor Bryant also unveiled the new brand for the megasite, formerly known as Panther Creek Commerce Center located on Highway 22 near Nissan Parkway in Madison County. The site is one-and-a-half miles from Interstate 55 via Nissan Parkway and is in close proximity to the Canton Commercial and Industrial Center and Nissan.
Two years ago, collaboration transpired among the Walker family, Madison County Economic Development Authority, CBRE and Entergy Mississippi. According to Steve Rogers, representative for Walker Lands, “The partners were and continue to be essential to marketing this game-changing asset for Madison County.” In April of 2012, the megasite earned Entergy’s Qualified Site certification. From qualification to present, the site has gained the interest of many site selectors, company representatives, CEO’s and other parties. Many of them continue to view the megasite as the premiere shovel-ready location for development in the southeastern United States.
Recently the partners went through an exercise in branding to give the megasite an identity that would stand out to site selectors and help them understand the targeted industries for this park. “Thanks to Governor Bryant’s leadership, the Walker Family and our partners, we have been able to create an identity for this beautiful site,” says Tim Coursey, Executive Director for MCEDA. “We are most excited to unveil the new brand and logo today in conjunction with our industry appreciation celebration, as there may be opportunities for future expansion of existing businesses into the Madison Megasite.”
Many business and industry leaders and elected officials from around Madison County and the State of Mississippi came out to celebrate those doing business in the area. Coursey said, “We appreciate our local businesses and industries for all that they do to make Madison County a great place to work, and we take this day to celebrate all they have accomplished.”
This is the third annual industry appreciation event held by MCEDA and their existing industry committee. The event, honoring local industry, provided an opportunity to say “thank you” to industry leaders for their many contributions to the community throughout the year and a venue for them to visit with other manufacturers, industry representatives and elected and appointed officials that represent Madison County, MS.
Attendees enjoyed food catered by Georgia Blue and music by Patrick Harkins. For more information about the event, visit www.madisoncountyeda.com