PROGRESS PARK: RAIL SERVED LOT 24

Lot 24 is a 232-acre site offering a 166-acre pad with rail service and high capacity infrastructure.

Wythe County’s Progress Park is a 1200-acre regional industrial park with Class 1 rail service strategically located adjacent to the intersection of I-77 and I-81. The park is located in an Enterprise Zone and offers a unique combination of logistic advantages coupled with the infrastructure required for demanding advanced manufacturing projects. Anchor industry within the park includes a nearly one million square foot Gatorade bottling facility, supporting bottle supplier Amcor Pet Plastics, and Japanese auto parts supplier Somic America.

Utility Infrastructure

  • Electrical — Existing 90 MW substation in park fed by a dual
    circuit 138-kV transmission line capable of serving other 100+ MW substations for large projects.
  • Natural Gas — Three interstate high-pressure natural gas lines adjacent to Progress Park, capable
    of 65,000 Dth/d.
  • Water — 16″ water lines from different routes (looped service). New 4 MGD water plant with expansion capability to 10 MGD.
  • Wastewater — Capable of 1.5 MGD.
  • Telecommunication — High-capacity fiber via multiple routes and providers. Sufficient capacity for large data centers (multiple 10 Gbps routes).

PROGRESS PARK

Strategically situated along I-81 at its crossroads with I-77, VIAA offers market access to two-thirds of the U.S. population within a day’s truck drive. The VIAA represents a population of nearly 194,000 in six counties and two cities in southwestern Virginia. The extended labor market area has a population of more than one million. The civilian labor force totals 567,837 with 95,831 in the VIAA and 472,006 in the extended labor area. Virginia is the northernmost right-to-work state on the East Coast and the unionization rate in the region is less than three percent. A key location, an available workforce with outstanding training opportunities, superb quality of life, and a low cost of doing business are huge advantages for locating in VIAA.

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The VIAA region is composed of five counties and one city in the Southwestern region of Virginia, with one of the leading trucking routes traversing the region. Interstates 81 and 77 intersect in Wythe County, and the region is bordered by Tennessee to the West, North Carolina to the South, and West Virginia to the North.