Northeast Shelby County is home to numerous companies engaged in food production and renewable commodities. The Corridor is noted for its large concentration within the cotton industry including Cargill, the National Cotton Council and the USDA Cotton Classing Facility. Divisional, national, and international headquarters are located throughout the Corridor including such industry leaders as ACH Foods, Stratas Foods and Kraft Foods Ingredients. The National Hardwood Lumber Association, responsible for grading wood quality, is also based in the corridor
The Vision 20/20 plan is to establish the Bartlett Area as an anchor for agribusiness companies, building upon the assets and industry strengths that currently exist.
The assets of the Bartlett Area are a major factor in the expansion of existing companies and attracting new investors. The community’s pro-business environment is apparent in the cooperative spirit found among local and state governments. This refreshing attitude toward business is even more satisfying when one considers the highly skilled and talented workforce that resides within the Corridor. The physical infrastructure of the community is a strong resource that stands out as a key advantage to a Bartlett location. The nearby FedEx Headquarters and Chief Hub makes Memphis the World’s 2nd largest air cargo airport. Interstate access is convenient and the multi-lane roadways throughout the area assure quick and easy access to the entire Metro region. Memphis is only one of six cities in the nation serviced by all major rail lines making the area a significant U.S. port of entry.
From a food production standpoint, however, one of the area’s greatest attractions is the world renowned Memphis artesian water. For companies seeking clean, abundant and inexpensive water the Bartlett area is a clear competitor. Internationally recognized as possessing some of the world’s cleanest and “best tasting” supplies of fresh water, the Memphis Aquifer is ideal for food processors, especially those who will not compromise on water quality.
Come and find out for yourself why the Bartlett Area is the perfect location for Agribusiness. We look forward to being of service.
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