Economic Development

SMITH COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT

SCEDD Board

SMITH COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT (SCEDD)

OFFICERS:
Newt Ishee – Chairman
Jody Houston – Vice-Chairman
Jane Sullivan – Secretary
Charles Waldrup – Executive Director
Gerald M. Martin – Attorney for Board of Trustees

1st Row L-R: Colleen Butler, Rosie Kersh, Jane Sullivan

2nd Row L-R: Alton Ishee, Joe Tally, Mack Adcox, Jody Houston, Newt Ishee, Don PIttman, Gerald Martin, Charles Waldrup

3rd Row L-R: Jeff Martin, Lee Johnson, James LaPrairie, Hugh Robinson, Guy Bounds, Larry Robinson

Gerri Sullivan, Office Associate
Mississippi State University Extension Service
Smith County Office
P.O. Box 127
Raleigh, MS 39153
601-782-4454
601-782-9488 (fax)

salt-domes2Smith County offers a wealth of opportunities that few communities can match!!  Smith offers an attractive rural setting, a modest cost of living, safe communities in which to raise a family, good education and quality health care.

 

We have near access to several four lane highways. Smith County has commercial airport access approximately 30 miles away in Jackson. We are served by the Canadian National/Illinois Central Railroad.

Several areas of the county are already under rapid development, and plans are in the works to increase traffic through the area and provide even greater accessibility. As of last census, Smith County has a population of 16,182.

WEST TAYLORSVILLE INDUSTRIAL PARK

West TaylorsvillePotential manufacturing and industrial sites are available in the county, with a portion of this land being site ready. There are ample locations for homes and businesses as well. The West Taylorsville Industrial Park located on Hwy 28 West. Acreage is available to manufacturing, industrial, and distributor enterprises. Site ready land is available.

 

 

 

Contact:
Smith County Economic Development District
601-507-9244, or
Rusty McMillan at MMDD, 601-683-2091

 

Regional MapLOCATOR MAP:
• To Jackson International Airport is 36 miles
• To Gulf Coast is approximately 100 miles
• To Tunica or Memphis is 250 miles
• To Hattiesburg is 40 miles
• To Choctaw’s Pearl River Resort is 70 miles
• To Laurel is 20 miles

 

 

SMITH COUNTY GENERAL INFORMATION

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County population in 2010: 16,491
County owner-occupied houses and condos: 5,258
Renter-occupied apartments: 788

Land area, (square miles) 635.89 46
Persons per square mile, 25.9
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.5%),
Educational,health and social services (17.0%).

Median resident age:           35.6 years
Mississippi median age:      33.8 years
Males: 7,905             (48.9%)
Females: 8,277         (51.1%)

 

LEADERSHIP:

Smith County Economic Development District
P.O. Box 275
Raleigh, MS
Phone: 601-507-9244
Fax: 601-782-9488
Email: charlesw@co.smith.ms.us

The Economic Development Group is a dedicated group of people from Smith County, Mississippi.  The organization focuses its efforts on traditional business recruitment and retention, industrial development and recruitment, and community and tourism development.

Officers

Chairman
Newt Ishee

Vice Chairman
Jody Houston

Secretary
Jane Sullivan

Executive Director
Charles Waldrup

Attorney
Gerald M. Martin

Trustees

District One
Colleen Butler
Jane Sullivan
Aton Ishee

District Two
Jody Houston
J. Newt Ishee
Lee Johnson

District Three
Larry Robinson
Hugh Robinson
Don Pittman

District Four
Guy Bounds
James LaPrairie
Mack Adcox

District Five
Joe Tally
Rosie kersh
Jeff Martin

SMITH COUNTY INDUSTRIES:

Automatic Plating, Inc.
William D. Bassett, President
P. O. Box 239
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-6923
Metal Plating

Barber’s Safety and Supply
Ralph Barber
P. O. Box 1068 Route 1
Box 775
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-4208
Cloth disposal rags, Industrial gloves, environmental products

Jack Batte & Sons, Inc.
Bennie S. Batte
221 SCR 35-9
Forest, MS 39074
Phone: 601 536-3736
Softwood lumber

Bryant’s Meat, Inc.
Robert Hunt
P. O. Box 321
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-6507
Meat processing

Busby Forest Products
Jason Busby, Owner
P. O. Box 246
Mize, MS 39116
Phone: 601 733-0117
Wood shavings

Fish Depot, Inc.
David Hegwood
P. O. Box 967
Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: 601 269-3268
Food distribution

Georgia-Pacific Resins, Inc.
Steven Harriman Plant Manager
P. O. Box 556
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-6523
Resins and chemicals

Georgia-Pacific Plywood
Bob Branchetti, Plywood Manager
P. O. Box 555
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-4721
Plywood

Georgia-Pacific Chipmill
John Gamble, Mill Manager
P. O. Box 759
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-9778
Wood chips

Georgia-Pacific Studmill
Buddy Williamson, Plant Manager
P. O. Box 555
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-4721
Lumber

Paul Meek Outdoors
Paul Meek, Owner
P. O. Box 455
Raleigh, MS 39153
Phone: 601 782-4898
Turkey calls, deer lures & scents, & fishing lures

Reman, Inc.
Don Howington, General Manager
6586 Highway 13
Morton, MS 39117
Phone: 601 537-3400
(plant located in Polkville)
Remanufactured automobile steering assemblies

Remy International Reliability Center
Tim Stevens, Warranty Manager
214 Fellowship Road
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-9504
Warranty Center automotive components

Roseburg Forest Products
Chuck Tasma, Plant Manager
P. O. Box 560
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-4734
Particleboard

The Solar Group Builders
David Joplin, Plant Manager
107 Fellowship Road
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-4711
Hardware; mailboxes

Southern Chlorinator
Red Barley, Manager Service
P. O. Box 1185
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 433-9576 (cell)
601 782-4368 (home)
Water system chlorination

Warmkraft, Inc.
Don Saxon, Plant Manager
P. O. Box 557
Taylorsville, MS 39168
Phone: 601 785-4476
Electronic components; garment washing

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
SMITH COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
601-507-9244

RUSTY MCMILLAN
MID-MISSISSIPPI DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT
P.O. Box 119
Newton, MS 39345
601-683-2091
rusty@mmdd.org
www.mmdd.org