A victim of its own success, Jackson County is running out of building space for new industry.
“Jackson County is about out of building product,” reported Josh Fenn, the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce’s president, CEO and economic development director, told the Commerce Kiwanis Club Jan. 30.
Speaking as a guest of member Jeff Blair, Fenn briefed his audience on the chamber’s plans for 2014. As always, economic development is a major emphasis.
With Ollie’s Bargain Outlet leasing the 962,600-square-foot Rooker building in Commerce, Fenn said the county has an industrial inventory of just 800,000 square feet.
Just last summer, the county had 2.9 million square feet available.