Big Muddy Cup Winner
Greater Blytheville micropolitan area — encompassing Osceola and all of Mississippi County — is this year’s winner of the Big Muddy Cup, presented by Site Selection Magazine. 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.
Please join us in Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, April 22nd for the award ceremony held at the IRPT 2020 Annual Conference. More information (registration, hotel and more) can be found here. It is such an honor to be recognized by Site Selection Magazine and the Conway Data team. IRPT considers Site Selection Magazine a valued industry partner.
A new IRPT Member, the Port of Osceola, located on the Mississippi River, has immediate connections to Class 1 rail via Burlington Northern, trucking via Interstate 55, SH 140, and SH 61, and the Osceola Municipal Airport making the export and import of commodities easily accessible through multimodal transportation. The Port of Osceola currently handles wheat, rice, soybeans, and sand, but any bulk commodity can be handled from the three available docks at the terminal in their slackwater harbor for customers located around the world. The 500-acre port has 200 acres available for development.