2020 Southern Business and Development Magazine recognized GREDF as a “First Rate Economic Development Agency in the South.” This county is the second-largest steel-making county in the U.S. Nucor Steel, Nucor Yamato Steel, Big River Steel and other steelmakers and suppliers employ thousands in this tiny county of less than 55,000 residents.
The Big Muddy Cup is awarded to the top metro or micropolitan area along the entire Mississippi River for total corporate facility projects per capita. With eight projects, the area just an hour from Memphis beats out former Big Muddy Cup winner Dubuque, Iowa.
ACT offers a performance-driven program WRC leadership teams use to initiate, deploy and drive carefully-tailored efforts that grow the number of counties certified as work ready communities. Quitman County is a certified Work Ready Community that is actively engaged in maintaining their status.