Jackson Regional Partnership
West Tennessee Partnership Joins Together for Economic Development
Memphis Regional Megasite Key Priority
The Jackson Chamber has served as the catalyst for the creation of the Jackson Regional Partnership (JRP). The Jackson Regional Partnership (JRP) began in August 2011, with the assistance of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Tennessee Valley Authority, as a regional economic development organization serving Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Madison and McNairy counties in Western Tennessee. The goal of the organization is in part to identify job creating investment opportunities for West Tennessee and to sell the assets of the region as a whole.
Click on one of the counties to the right to visit their website.
A Regional Partnership for Jobs, Economic Development
It is an extension of the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce and is led by Managing Director, Kyle Spurgeon, and a nine-member advisory council. It is designed to promote regionalism and assist its members in being better prepared as they compete for jobs and investments. The Jackson Region recognizes the importance of regionalism and the benefits it provides. By working together regionally, the Jackson Region can boast a population of more than 300,000 and better qualify for projects. The Jackson Regional Partnership includes the nine counties West TN counties of Carroll, Chester, Crockett, Gibson, Hardeman, Haywood, Henderson, Madison and McNairy.
The Jackson Regional Partnership are working closely with the State of Tennessee to market and promote the Memphis Regional Megasite, formerly known as the West TN Mega Site, a 1700-acre site in Haywood County that has been certified by McCallum Sweeney Consulting, as a megasite, or large industrial property suitable for a major automotive manufacturing facility or related industry. The Memphis Regional Mega-Site, which is owned by the State of Tennessee, is located just north of Interstate 40, 20 minutes east of the Memphis, Tennessee, suburbs. The site is easily accessible via I-40 from Memphis, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Jackson, and other West Tennessee cities. It is adjacent to U.S. Highway 70/79 and the CSX Railroad on the north.