West Memphis Site

West Memphis Site

The West Memphis Site, located near the Mississippi River, is just 15 minutes from the Memphis International Airport. With a regional workforce of almost 600,000, the 1,400-acre site features access to multiple Class I railroads, the Port of West Memphis, and is located in close proximity to Interstates 40 and 55. The site’s location offers all the amenities of the Memphis metropolitan area, with a very competitive business environment in Arkansas.

Property Information

  • 1,420 acre site
  • rail spur
 

Rail Spur: Friday Graham Industrial Spur (City owned rail that serves the site). It is accessible on site by both western railroads-Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF).

Total Acres: 1,420

Developable Acres: 1,420

Property Control: Optioned by the West Memphis Public Facilities Board

Topography: Flat

Terrain: Farmland

Zoning: I-2

Surrounding Property: Industrial and Farmland

Utilities:

Electric—West Memphis Utility Company

Water—West Memphis Utility Company

Waste Water—West Memphis Utility Company

Gas—Centerpoint Energy

Telecommunication—AT&T

Demographics

Cost of Living

Index from the Council for Community and Economic Research for the Memphis TN-MS-AR MSA 1st Quarter 2014 = 84.9 (US=100)

Household Income

Median Household Income: $47,813  Per Capita Income: $40,288

Education

2009 5-Year Estimate Education Attainment

Percent bachelor's degree or higher 25.4%
Percent high school graduate or higher 85.2%

Population 25 Years and Over

Memphis MSA
Estimate
Population 25 years and over 672,125
Less than 9th grade 5.7%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9.7%
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 29.1%
Some college, no degree 24.2%
Associate's degree 5.8%
Bachelor's degree 16.5%
Graduate or professional degree 9.0%
85.2%

High School Graduate or Higher

25.4%

Bachelor’s Degree or higher

Population: 1,317,314

2009 5-Year Estimate Average Age and Gender

Memphis MSA Total Estimate Male Estimate Female Estimate
Total population 666,248 323,068 343,180
AGE      
Under 5 99,585 50,108 49,477
5 to 9 96,341 48,870 47,471
10 to 14 108,916 50,108 48,808
15 to 19 96,341 48,870 47,471
20 to 24 84,188 42,066 42,122
25 to 29 92,630 45,159 47,471
30 to 34 88,818 42,684 46,134
35 to 39 90,723 43,921 46,802
40 to 44 93,348 44,540 48,808
45 to 49 95,304 45,159 50,145
50 to 54 89,537 42,066 47,471
55 to 59 75,327 35,879 39,448
60 to 64 56,687 26,600 30,087
65 to 69 40,003 17,939 22,064
70 to 74 30,922 13,609 17,383
75 to 79 25,225 10,516 14,709
80 to 84 18,839 6,804 12,035

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau (Table S0101)

2009 5-Year Estimate Average Diversity

Memphis MSA Estimate Percent
Total: 1,317,314  
American Indian and Alaska Native alone 3,160 0.24
Asian alone 24,864 1.9
Black or African American alone 597,097 45.3
Hispanic or Latino* 64,899 4.9
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 650 0.05
Some other race alone 26,618 2.0
White alone 641,235 48.7

*Hispanic population is not included in the total population estimate.
Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau (Table B02001& B03002)

Workforce

  • Training facilities           Major Employers:
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-manufacturing

(Click on markers for more information)

 

Arkansas is a right to work state.

Education and Training

Anthem Career College-Memphis
Arkansas Northeastern College
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
Christian Brothers University
Concorde Career College-Memphis
Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute
Delta Technical College
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Tennessee
DeVry University-Tennessee
East Arkansas Community College
Harding School of Theology
ITT Technical Institute-Cordova
Le Moyne-Owen College
Memphis College of Art
Memphis Theological Seminary
Mid-South Community College
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Remington College-Memphis Campus
Rhodes College
Rust College
Southern College of Optometry
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Strayer University-Shelby Oaks Campus
Strayer University-Tennessee
Tennessee Technology Center at Covington
Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis
University of Memphis
University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Appling Farms
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Dividend Drive
Victory University
Visible Music College
William Moore College of Technology

Labor

TOTAL 585953 100%
INDUSTRY TITLE 2005-2009 ESTIMATE PERCENT
Health Care and Social Assistance 70618 12.1%
Retail Trade 66226 11.3%
Transportation and Warehousing 62991 10.8%
Manufacturing 59683 10.2%
Educational Services 48167 8.2%
Accommodation and Food Services 39718 6.8%
Construction 36216 6.2%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 30562 5.2%
Administrative, Support and Waste Mgmt. Services 26985 4.6%
Public Administration 25963 4.4%
Wholesale Trade 25962 4.4%
Finance and Insurance 24737 4.2%
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 24627 4.2%
Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 14636 2.5%
Real Estate, Rental and Leasing 11973 2%
Information 8898 1.5%
Utilities 3856 0.7%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 3058 0.5%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 717 0.1%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 360 0.06%

Source: ESRI, ACS Population Summary, 2005-2009 5-Year Estimate Memphis MSA Data

Major Employers

County Top 5 Non-Manufacturing Employers Top 5 Manufacturing Employers

Crittenden (AR)

West Memphis School District
501 West Broadway Street
West Memphis, AR  72301
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Hino Motors Manufacturing USA
100 Hino Boulevard
Marion, AR 72364
Employee Code: E (200-299 employees)
Product: Auto Parts (axles)
Crittenden Memorial Hospital
200 West Tyler Avenue
West Memphis, AR  72301
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Healthcare
Warren Unilube (formerly Coastal Unilube)
915 East Jefferson
West Memphis, AR  72301
Employee Code:  E (200-299 employees)
Product:  Lubricating Oils/Grease
Marion School District
200 Manor Street
Marion, AR  72364
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Langston Companies, Inc.
1100 North Seventh Street
West Memphis, AR  72301
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Bags-Paper
Family Dollar Stores (multiple locations)
1800 Family Dollar Parkway
West Memphis, AR  72301
Employee Code:  F (300-499 employees)
Product:  Distribution Center and Retail
Ciba Specialty Chemicals (BASF Corp)
100 Bridgeport Road
West Memphis, AR  72301
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Chemicals
Walmart Stores, Inc.
798 West Service Road
West Memphis, AR  72301
Employee Code:  F (300-499 employees)
Product:  Retail Department Stores
J.R. Simplot Company
1653 South Airport Road
West Memphis, AR  72301
Employee Code:  D (100-199 employees)
Product:  Frozen Specialty Foods
     

Mississippi (AR)

Blytheville School District
405 Park Street
Blytheville, AR  72315
Employee Code:  F (300-499 employees)
Product:  School District
American Greetings Corporation
1400 Ohlendorf Road
Osceola, AR  72370
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Greeting Cards
Walmart Stores, Inc. (multiple locations)
3700 East State Highway 18
Blytheville, AR  72315
Employee Code:  F (300-499 employees)
Product:  Retail Department Stores
Maverick Tube Corporation
4950 North County Road 967
Blytheville, AR  72315
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Steel Pipe and Tubes
Arkansas Northeastern College
2501 South Division Street
Blytheville, AR  72315
Employee Code:  E (200-299 employees)
Product:  Universities & Colleges
Nucor-Yamato Steel Company
5929 East State Highway 18
Armorel, AR  72310
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Steel-Structural
Great River Medical Center
1520 Division Street
Blytheville, AR  72315
Employee Code:  E (200-299 employees)
Product:  Healthcare
Nucor Steel
7301 East County Road 142
Blytheville, AR  72315
Employee Code:  G (500-999 employees)
Product:  Steel Mill
Gosnell School District
600 North State Highway 181
Blytheville, AR  72315
Employee Code:  E (200-299 employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Denso Manufacturing Arkansas, Inc.
100 Denso Road
Osceola, AR  72370
Employee Code:  F (300-499 employees)
Product:  Automotive Parts
     

Shelby (TN)

FedEx Corporation
942 South Shady Grove Road
Memphis, TN  38120
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Air Courier/Ground Delivery Svc
Jabil Circuit, Inc.
5238 Lamar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38118
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Electronics (mfg/dist)
State Government
170 North Main Street
Memphis, TN  38103
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  State Government
International Paper Company
6400 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN  38197
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Paper and Packaging
Federal Government
Memphis, TN  38103
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Federal Government
Carrier Corporation
97 South Byhalia Road
Collierville, TN  38017
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  A/C & Heating Units
Shelby County Schools
2597 Avery Avenue
Memphis, TN  38112
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Public Schools
Smith & Nephew, Inc.
7135 Goodlett Farms Parkway
Cordova, TN  38016
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Orthopedic Devices
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
1211 Union Avenue, Suite 700
Memphis, TN  38104
Employee Code:  I (2,500+ employees)
Product:  Healthcare
Medtronic, Inc.
1800 Pyramid Place
Memphis, TN  38132
Employee Code:  H (1,000-2,499 employees)
Product:  Orthopedic Supplies and Implants
     

 workforce locations

Title Description Type Code Product Latitude Longitude
West Memphis School District West Memphis, AR 72301 Non-Manufacturing Employers G Public Schools 35.1464795 -90.1787581
Crittenden Memorial Hospital West Memphis, AR 72301 Non-Manufacturing Employers G Healthcare 35.1441161 -90.1876822
Marion School District Marion, AR 72364 Non-Manufacturing Employers G Public Schools 35.2083124 -90.2022246
Family Dollar Store (multiple locations) West Memphis, AR 72301 Non-Manufacturing Employers F Distribution Center 35.1791191 -90.2161045
Walmart West Memphis, AR 72301 Non-Manufacturing Employers F Retail Department Stores 35.167739 -90.199513
Hino Motors Manufacturing USA Marion, AR 72364 Manufacturing Employers E Auto Parts (axles) 35.1759612 -90.2432128
Warren Unilube (formerly Coastal Unilube, Inc.) West Memphis, AR 72301 Manufacturing Employers E Lubricating Oils/Grease (mfg) 35.1354429 -90.1733939
Langston Companies, Inc. West Memphis, AR 72301 Manufacturing Employers D Bags-Paper (mfg) 35.157351 -90.1758877
Ciba Specialty Chemicals (BASF Corp) West Memphis, AR 72301 Manufacturing Employers D Chemicals 35.1596723 -90.2045857
J.R. Simplot Company West Memphis, AR 72301 Manufacturing Employers D Frozen Specialty Foods (mfg) 35.1263697 -90.229116
Blytheville School District Blytheville, AR 72315 Non-Manufacturing Employers F Public Schools 35.931039 -89.907735
Walmart Stores, Inc. (multiple locations) Blytheville, AR 72315 Non-Manufacturing Employers F Retail 35.931141 -89.8724368
Arkansas Northeastern College Blytheville, AR 72315 Non-Manufacturing Employers E Schools, Universities, & Colleges 35.8996112 -89.9186769
Great River Medical Center Blytheville, AR 72315 Non-Manufacturing Employers E Healthcare 35.908698 -89.9186872
Gosnell School District Blytheville, AR 72315 Non-Manufacturing Employers E Public Schools 35.963773 -89.966343
American Greetings Corporation Osceola, AR 72370 Manufacturing Employers H Greeting Cards (mfg) 35.690352 -89.9727658
Maverick Tube Corporation Blytheville, AR 72315 Manufacturing Employers G Steel Pipe and Tubes (mfg) 35.935715 -89.757204
Nucor-Yamato Steel Company Armorel, AR 72310 Manufacturing Employers G Steel-Structural (mfg) 35.9114781 -89.7810176
Nucor Steel Blytheville, AR 72315 Manufacturing Employers G Steel Mill 35.9457712 -89.7189689
Denso Manufacturing Arkansas, Inc. Osceola, AR 72370 Manufacturing Employers F Automotive Parts (mfg) 35.6999939 -90.03811
FedEx Corporation Memphis, TN 38120 Non-Manufacturing Employers I Mailing and Shipping Services 35.10565 -89.8583139
Tennessee State Government Memphis, TN 38197 Non-Manufacturing Employers I Government 35.113191 -89.893312
U.S. Federal Government Memphis, TN 38103 Non-Manufacturing Employers I Government 35.14967 -90.051799
Shelby County Schools Memphis, TN
38112
Non-Manufacturing Employers I Public Schools 35.1308783 -89.974999
Smith & Nephew, Inc. Memphis, TN 38016 Manufacturing Employers H Orthopedic Devices 35.1745866 -89.8226523
International Paper Memphis, TN 38197 Manufacturing Employers H Paper and Paper Products 35.1002057 -89.8501525
Carrier Corporation Memphis, TN 38017 Manufacturing Employers H Air Conditioning Systems/Service 35.041471 -89.692504
Jabil Circuit, Inc. Memphis, TN
38118
Manufacturing Employers I Electronics (mfg/dist) 35.0087088 -89.8888432
Medtronic, Inc. Memphis, TN
38132
Manufacturing Employers H Orthopedic Supplies and Implants 35.072955 -90.00309
Anthem Career College-Memphis Memphis, TN 38134 Training     35.1673354 -89.8668184
Arkansas Northeast College Blytheville, AR 72315 Training     35.8996112 -89.9186769
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences Memphis, TN 38104 Training     35.1390157 -90.0282848
Christian Brothers University Memphis, TN 38104 Training     35.1402854 -90.0067033
Concorde Career College-Memphis Memphis, TN 38137 Training     35.112633 -89.891818
Crowleys Ridge Technical Institute Forrest City, AR 72335 Training     35.0522569 -90.765361
Delta Technical College Horn Lake, MS 38637 Training     34.9562706 -89.9996428
DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management-Tennessee Memphis, TN 38119 Training     35.099113 -89.849208
DeVry University-Tennessee Memphis, TN 38119 Training     35.099113 -89.849208
East Arkansas Community College Forrest City, AR 72335 Training     35.0416201 -90.7677515
Harding School of Theology Memphis, TN 38117 Training     35.104404 -89.914128
ITT Technical Institute-Cordova Cordova, TN 38016 Training     35.1807329 -89.821563
Le Moyne-Owen College Memphis, TN 38126 Training     35.118061 -90.034511
Memphis College of Art Memphis, TN 38104 Training     35.142289 -89.995965
Memphis Theological Seminary Memphis, TN 38104 Training     35.1322774 -89.9836237
Mid-South Community College West Memphis, AR 72301 Training     35.1466319 -90.2212786
Northwest Mississippi Community College Senatobia, MS 38668 Training     34.6259625 -89.9685284
Remington College-Memphis Campus Memphis, TN 38132 Training     35.071285 -89.989454
Rhodes College Memphis, TN 38112 Training     35.1493982 -89.981446
Rust College Holly Springs, MS 38635 Training     34.7743033 -89.4485257
Southern College of Optometry Memphis, TN 38104 Training     35.1386424 -90.0203955
Southwest Tennessee Community College Memphis, TN 38103 Training     35.1385925 -90.0367169
Strayer University-Shelby Oaks Campus Memphis, TN 38133 Training     35.1887665 -89.8142255
Strayer University-Tennessee Nashville, TN 37210 Training     36.144109 -86.705158
Tennessee Technology Center at Covington Covington, TN 38019 Training     35.5457535 -89.6611262
Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis Memphis, TN 38105 Training     35.1501394 -90.0394061
University of Memphis Memphis, TN 38111 Training     35.123034 -89.9409954
University of Phoenix-Memphis Campus Cordova, TN 38018 Training     35.1290063 -89.7962888
University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis, TN 38163 Training     35.1404212 -90.0304882
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Appling Farms Memphis, TN 38133 Training     35.179461 -89.829904
Vatterott Career College-Memphis Dividend Drive Memphis, TN 38132 Training     35.072196 -90.006696
Victory University Memphis, TN 38111 Training     35.138789 -89.9458609
Visible Music College Memphis, TN 38103 Training     35.1442671 -90.0493857
William Moore College of Technology Memphis, TN 38104 Training     35.144929 -90.020238