|BUSINESS/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: At A Glance
Located in Northwest Tennessee on major highways, Dyersburg and Dyer County are at the gateway to Middle America. We are within a day's drive of 76 percent of this country's major markets.
At the same time, we are a regional retail, medical, employment and cultural center for more than 300,000 people who live in 10 counties in a tri-state area that includes Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas. Our draw from the surrounding area allows us to offer many of the services not normally found in a community of our size.
A bridge across the Mississippi River links Dyer County with Interstate 55, a major north/south highway in the center of this country. Four lanes of U.S. 412 link us to Interstate 40, a major east/west highway. Dyersburg is on the designated route of the proposed Interstate 69 corridor, the important trade route that eventually will connect Canada and Mexico.
Dyersburg, the county seat, is one of the fastest-growing communities in Tennessee. During the 1980s, the population increased 16.4 percent. Dyer County's two other municipalities, Trimble and Newbern, also share in the county's economic growth.
Dyer County's supportive business environment is a partner with local industry. None of our manufacturing jobs are unionized. Tennessee has named Dyer County a Three-Star Community 18 years in a row for our community economic development preparedness.
Quebecor World, formerly World Color, which opened a plant in Dyersburg in 1986, decided to move its division corporate headquarters here in 1995 because of the many qualities it found in the community from our prime location to our affordable living and quality lifestyle.
Industry like Quebecor World discover the benefits of Dyer County every day. They discover our dependable work force, progressive schools, low cost of living, low crime rate, our continued growth and small town friendliness.
We invite you to learn more about us, too...
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