City Of Brownsville Receives Site Development Grant

BROWNSVILLE, TN – On Tuesday, June 23, 2021, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development informed Mayor Bill Rawls that the City of Brownsville has been selected for a 2021 Site Development Grant funded by TDECD. With funding approved through the legislature for the Rural Economic Opportunity Fund, this grant opportunity will improve many of TNECD’s nationally recognized Select Tennessee certified sites and prepare other sites to achieve certification.

“This is our third Site Development Grant, and we have utilized this state funding to continuously improve Brownsville’s I40 Advantage Industrial Park which is a state certified site owned by the community. Thank you to Reggie Castellaw, Brownsville Energy Authority, and Mark Herbison, HTL Advantage, for their continued support,” said Mayor Bill Rawls.

The purpose of this new phase is to rough grade at least 65 acres of the site and establish an all-weather roadbed for the I40 Advantage Industrial Park. The grant amount is $464,407. The City of Brownsville is responsible for the match of 5% or $24,443 for a total grant amount of $488,850. The contract period begins June 30, 2021 and ends June 29, 2023.

Located northeast of Memphis, I40 Advantage Industrial Park is a Tennessee Certified Site is less than five miles from Interstate 40, Tennessee’s main east-west corridor for truck traffic. Here, you will find nearly 140 acres prepared to accommodate future industrial development. Due to the acreage available and the property’s shape and gentle slope, this site is ideally suited for a large manufacturing facility or distribution center and has the flexibility to accommodate a range of building needs and configurations.