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Itawamba County purchases land for growth

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FULTON, Miss. (AP) — Itawamba County now has 261 acres to market to prospective companies.

The land is located about three miles south of Fulton. A portion of the land runs along the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway and provides access to the county's port and local railway.

The county paid $380,122 for the land in January.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1i9s3G4 ) the last time the county made a land purchase of this size was in 2007, when officials bought 300 acres now home to the industrial park where Toyota is located.

Officials say the land purchase is important because the county has very few potential industrial sites available to offer to industrial prospects. They say the land should be relatively easy to develop.

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Information from: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, http://djournal.com

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