Central to economic development in the SouthCeres is a fully developed research and industrial interplex located adjacent to Interstate Highway-20 east of Vicksburg, 33 miles from the Jackson International Airport , 29 miles from I-55 Highway, 45 miles from the Nissan automotive plant, and 17 miles from the Port of Vicksburg. It is approximately halfway between Dallas and Atlanta, and halfway between Memphis and New Orleans.
There is a total of 1,340 acres at the site, with 860 available for new development. On-site companies include Mississippi Department of Transportation, Magnolia Metal & Plastic, Tyson Foods, Vicksburg Metal Products, and National Guard Readiness Center. There is also a 64,000 s.f. available industrial building.
The site is within a Foreign Trade Zone, Free Port Warehousing and a U.S. Customs Port of Entry. Ceres is located in Warren County 10 miles west of Vicksburg, a rail, highway, and waterway crossroads. Vicksburg is one of the most rapidly developing industrial cities in the South. Just minutes from the state’s capital and four hours from theGulf of Mexico, Ceres is strategically located within a transportation network with unparalleled access to this important Middle South Market and the automotive manufacturing corridor.
Ceres is adjacent to the Jackson Metropolitan Area, which has an estimated population in excess of 534,000 and a labor force of over 261,000 as of 2007. Along with Nissan, large existing industries include Dover Industries, Ergon Refining, Hydro Aluminum, Johnson Controls, LeTourneau, Nucor Steel, Siemens, International Paper and Vertex Aerospace.
The strategic location of this park will center your goods and services in the middle of the nation’s fastest growing market area, which includes 76 major metropolitan areas in the Sunbelt and Midwest region in the I-20.
CharacteristicsThere are about 860 acres remaining in the industrial park. The land is gently sloping, requiring a minimal amount of pre-construction site work. The sale price per acre is negotiable, based on capitol intensity and employment intensity of the prospective company. Large and small tracts are available.
Utilities and Services
Entergy provides electrical power with large load capacity for heavy users. The Warren County Port Authority provides sanitary sewer services with an on-site lagoon. Center Point Energy Entex provides natural gas with a 4-inch main with static pressure of 200 psi. The Culkin Water District provides water with a 12-inch main with static pressure of 125 psi. A 300,000-gallon and 500,000-gallon elevated storage tank service the park.
TransportationCeres offers many transportation advantages. It is located adjacent to I-20, which intersects with Interstate 55, allowing both north/south and east/west access to markets. In addition, Ceres is located 4 miles from Highway 22, which provides an alternate route to Nissan.
The Vicksburg-Warren County Port is located only 18 miles from the park and provides access to the Mississippi River for water transportation. The port is designated as a Foreign Trade Zone and a U. S. Customs Port of Entry.
The Jackson International Airport is located within 30 miles of the park. The airport is designated as a Foreign Trade Zone.