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Ford Megasite: Tupelo-area pulled together to land Toyota

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 02, 2022 6:04 AM CT | Published: November 19, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>The 1,700-acre campus of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Inc. &ndash; plus an additional 1,100 acres of &ldquo;buffer&rdquo; that sits off I-22 &ndash; is like its own town. It has its own exit, 73A, and employees and visitors follow Magnolia Way to the plant.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

The 1,700-acre campus of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi Inc. – plus an additional 1,100 acres of “buffer” that sits off I-22 – is like its own town. It has its own exit, 73A, and employees and visitors follow Magnolia Way to the plant. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

They had their doubters, but leaders from three counties in the Tupelo, Mississippi, area believed in their vision for rebooting the local economy. 

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Don Wade

Don Wade has been a Memphis journalist since 1998 and he has won awards for both his sports and news/feature writing. He is originally from Kansas City and is married with three sons.


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