Economic Development


Strategically located in northwest Tennessee, 100 miles from the geographic population center of the United States, Dyer County is connected to the rest of the world by interstate highways, a major rail line, air facilities and the Mississippi River.

The bridge at Dyersburg to Interstate 55 in Missouri is the only bridge across the Mississippi between Memphis , Tennessee and Cairo, Illinois.

Four lane highways extend from Dyersburg in all directions like spokes in a wheel. Dyer County is on the designated route for the proposed Interstate 69 corridor, the only link between Canada and the Gulf Coast.

Dyersburg Municipal Airport is a full service airport. Two lighted runways are 5,700 and 4,000 feet in length. The Dyersburg Airport also offers charter service. The nearest commercial airport is Memphis International, 75 miles southwest, and McKellar Airport, 45 miles southeast of Dyersburg at Jackson.