Intermodal facility promises job growth for Mississippi, Tennessee

The number of jobs an intermodal facility is expected to bring to the Marshall County area impressed Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., during a fact-finding tour Wednesday afternoon.

“It’s going to be a wonderful economic boom,” said Wicker, reflecting on information reported to him by the developer. “When you talk 10,000 to 15,000 jobs, you’re talking about real economic activity.”

Workers broke ground on the Norfolk-Southern intermodal yard in Fayette County, Tenn., abutting Marshall County, last year. Designed to move freight to and from train cars and truck trailers, it should be finished in two years.

Commercial Appeal
10/17/12