WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- Economic developers in the Golden Triangle revealed a new megasite to the public Tuesday.
It's 1,100 acres of property a tad north of West Point that's called the Prairie Belt Powersite.
The area has been in development for quite some time by the Columbus-Lowndes LINK and the West Point-Clay County Growth Alliance.
"Clay County and West Point ought to be excited out of their shoes. These three regions coming together ought to be excited out of their shoes," said Ron Maloney, vice president of the Growth Alliance.
Maloney headed up the development of the megasite since his arrival several months ago.
He has worked more than a decade in economic development around the country and believes Clay County has something huge on its hands.
"I've had a chance to sell and represent some big sites -- nothing that compares to this. This is, as we say — I know you're going to laugh — but this is an economic developer's dream," said Maloney.
With Clay County having one of the highest unemployment rates in the state, the megasite is large enough to have a distinct impact on those numbers.
"Having a super site like this that can attract a large employer could offset some of the job loss that Clay County has had over the last few years — work with the community college, get workers trained, get them back into the workforce, get them paying taxes — just an overall better quality of life for the community if we can be successful," said LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins.
What's next is to market and sell the site.
"We've got a couple of companies looking at it right now that are chemical and automobile related," said Higgins.
The megasite concept has been a successful one locally.
The Wellspring megasite near Blue Springs is where Toyota built its Mississippi manufacturing plant.