Wynne Economic Development
Crucial to our economic successes, Wynne is in a logistical hotspot for companies needing to move product. Two heavily traveled and major highways intersect in Wynne, as do main lines of the Union Pacific Railroad. Wynne is connected to Interstate 40 via 12 miles of four-lane highway and is also within a quick drive or rail ride of Mississippi River ports at West Memphis and Helena. In addition, the largest freight airport in the United States, Memphis International, is less than 50 miles Wynne. Put simply, an operation in Wynne, Arkansas has easy access to anywhere in the world.
Complimenting Wynne’s location and economic accomplishments, the city boasts some of the best quality of place factors in east Arkansas. Wynne is a haven for outdoor recreational opportunities such as Arkansas’ largest state park, Village Creek, and The Ridges at Village Creek has been ranked as of the best golf courses in Arkansas. In addition, the city has multiple parks, playgrounds, and walking trails; and the Wynne Sports Park is home to multiple fields and facilities for organized sports. Vital to the community’s well-being is the Wynne School District. WSD utilizes an academy-based curriculum that allows students to select their areas of emphasis early on. Students can select STEM or Arts based options that focus on critical points of education, all while ensuring that the basics stay the same. Upon graduation, students have the option to enter the workforce or enroll in one of five higher education facilities within 50 miles. Healthcare is also a priority for Wynne. The city has a full-service hospital with emergency room, three walk-in clinics, and most of the specialty care options that a community needs.