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Dyer County

As a major hub in Northwest Tennessee for regional retail, medical, employment and education, Dyersburg is able to offer many of the services not normally found in a community of our size. These benefits, including a strong partnership with Dyer County’s two other municipalities, Newbern & Trimble, continue to make great things happen in Dyer County!

 

Last year, they had one new industry announcement heralding the arrival of Dot Foods, a national food distribution company that is building a $24 million facility which will employ some 160 people. In addition, we logged another six existing industry expansions, the total impact of which was enough to push Dyersburg all the way into a tie for 10th place in the Top Micropolitans list for the year, in a national survey conducted annually by Site Selection magazine. Considering the fact that there are 576 micropolitan areas of between 10,000 and 50,000 population in the United States, a top ten finish is pretty impressive!

 

The Main Street Farmers Market has come a long way in just a few short years to establish a new destination in downtown Dyersburg. The impact of Fyrne Lake Farms on Dyer County has transformed into a regional destination for corporate retreats, wedding receptions and parties, not to mention the abundant fishing that is now made available to anglers in the area.

 

Lots of improvements at the Dyersburg Regional Airport, where new runway paving, better amenities and improved customer service are restoring the airport’s great reputation among pilots who fly through the region. New ambulance services in Newbern, improved public libraries, and a newly completed river port at Cates Landing all bear witness to this community’s commitment to good solid public infrastructure that makes lives better./p>

 

When it comes to education and workforce training, there are many worthy examples described in these pages, including the new TCAT programs in Newbern, the new Gearheads program for middle school STEM students, the Advanced Manufacturing program at Dyersburg State Community College, and the impressive improvements to Dyersburg High School. All these things work together to enhance the educational opportunities for citizens, making Dyer County a preferred destination for education at all levels.

 

From the arrival of newcomer Dot Foods, to the amazing entrepreneurial success of local companies Boss Hoss, Rough Country and Full Throttle, to the world-class development of Discovery Park in Obion County only 30 miles north, there are some unbelievably good stories to tell about this little corner of Tennessee. A number of those stories are being captured on video and preserved through the work of the Historical Society, as a tribute to those who have gone before us to improve the community.

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