Location & Infrastructure
Delivering products around the globe.
The power of the Mississippi River drives commerce in Lake County, and the year-round harbor at the Port of Cates Landing attracts global businesses who need to deliver their products to millions quickly and millions. The halfway point on the NAFTA Corridor, Lake County also has easy access to multiple interstates linking area companies to global business.
At the crossroads of Highway 78 and 22, Lake County is approximately 100 miles from Memphis and located on the Kentucky-Missouri-Tennessee border.
Lake County highways provide easy access to neighboring cities and counties as well as to major U.S. Interstates, such as I-69, I-55 and I-155. The multimodal inland Port of Cates Landing is a cost-effective economic engine that delivers goods to the world and brings commerce to West Tennessee.
Lake County is located in close proximity to five interstates, most notably I-69, which passes through Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan and will eventually link Canada with Mexico. State highways in Lake County include Highways 21, 22, 78, 79, 181, 212 and 213. Highway 21 leads to the Mississippi River and Highway 78 passes through to Kentucky. The Tennken Railroad Company, based in Dyersburg, offers services for coiled steel, steel pipe, petroleum coke, electro binder, plastics, synthetic resin, carbon black, fertilizer and grains.
Lake County has easy access to many transportation options. Reelfoot Lake Airport, with its 3,500-foot asphalt runway, is 12 miles northeast of the heart of Tiptonville, near the state line between Kentucky and Tennessee. The FedEx World Hub and Memphis International Airport, the hemisphere's largest cargo airport, is approximately 100 miles away.
The midpoint of the NAFTA corridor, the Port of Cates Landing is a year-round harbor with 9,000 linear feet of slackwater (expandable to 14,000 feet) and an expandable intermodal port dock that serves barge, rail and truck shipping. The port sits above the 100-year flood plain and has access to five major interstates.
|Nearest Commercial Service Airport||McKellar Sipes (Jackson)|
|Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport||75 miles|
|Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport||7|
|Nearest General Aviation Airport||Reelfoot (Tiptonville)|
|Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport||0 miles|
|Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airpot||3,500'|
|Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)||18.6|
|Access of Interstate||I-69 (16 miles)|
|State Highways||21, 22, 78, 79, 181, 212, 213|
|Nearest Port (From County Seat)||Tiptonville (Cates Landing)|
|Railroads Serving County||Tennken Railroad|