Economic Development

Panola County is good for business. One critical key to success is taking advantage of opportunity, and few opportunities offer more promise for success than the “Panola Advantage.” New businesses and industrial developments are discovering that the “Panola Advantage” includes numerous benefits that are ideally suited for establishing and expanding commerce. If you are trying to choose the right place to do business, Panola County is the answer – and the Panola Partnership can open all the right doors.

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Panola County

A Prime Location

  • 45 miles south of Memphis, TN
  • I-55 is direct link to Memphis International Airport
  • < 60 minutes  from Tunica, MS
  • 30 minutes from Oxford, MS
  • 2 hours from Jackson, MS

Ease of Transportation

With superior access to major freight railways and interstates, area industries benefit from direct connections to their loading docks, ensuring speedy arrivals of needed parts and supplies as well as the efficient delivery of newly manufactured goods. Learn more about transportation in Panola County.

Low Cost of Business

High Quality of Life

Panola County features scenic lakes and parks that are teeming with popular water sports and favorite fishing spots, camping grounds, and hiking trails. Residential living is ideal with lots of land for spacious and affordable housing and recreation. There are city and state parks, a private country club and a top-rated public golf course, too.

Churches and neighborhood communities offer a range of activities for family members of all ages. There are several colleges and universities in or near Panola County (The University of Mississippi is barely 30 minutes away.) Additionally, local schools provide a strong academic experience plus a variety of additional programs such as Arts in the Schools with bands (including a concert and symphonic band), choirs, drama and even a puppet theatre program.

You’ll also find exceptional health care needs in Panola County. The Tri-Lakes Medical Center is located in Batesville. Doctors and smaller clinics are found throughout the county. And Memphis, which is home to one of the largest medical and research centers in the U.S. is only one hour away.

Additionally, Panola County offers a choice of educational options, ranging from well-respected public schools to college preparatory independent schools. Several colleges, universities and technical schools are also in the area. Learn more about Panola County.

The Panola Partnership

Panola Partnership, Inc. is the county’s driving force for economic development, leading six growing municipalities – and the county as a whole. The Partnership works closely with community leaders to enhance the quality of life for all its citizens and to provide the many, diverse necessities and amenities needed for locally-based commerce to grow and prosper. Learn more about The Panola Partnership.