Area Infrastructure 

Area Infrastructure

The underpinnings of industry are in place and awaiting full capacity, full potential.

• Major roadways (I-57, I-55, 1-24,Rt 51, Rt 3 and Rt 60) with three river crossings. Upgrades are currently in planning.

• Canadian National operates class 1 rail lines with a bridge that crosses the Ohio River into Kentucky. There is opportunity for the re-commissioning of currently non-functioning local access lines.

• Bordered on the East, South, and West by the two largest rivers in North America (Mississippi and Ohio Rivers)

• Alexander County Regional Port District is already in operation. State chartered and certified for the movement of goods.

• Increasing opportunities for new construction and historic renovation

• Existing gas, water, electric, and telecommunications in many available properties

• Cairo Regional Airport located just north of I-57

Target Industries

While we welcome commercial ventures of all types, we've identified the following industries as prime candidates to take advantage of the opportunities that Cairo has to offer:

• Barge loading/offloading

• Light and heavy industrial manufacturing

• Shipping distribution centers

• Automotive industry suppliers

• Palette or gaylord manufacturing to service existing and future businesses

• Agribusiness of all types

• Railroad equipment manufacture and repair

• Chemical manufacturing

• Maritime industries