Development corporation pursuing land purchase

The Mount Vernon Economic Development Corporation unanimously voted to pursue an option to purchase an unnamed portion of land for use in the development of a rail/truck transload facility in their meeting Wednesday, August 2.

They are working in conjunction with the Franklin County Industrial Foundation, and the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District (NeTex) to develop a local facility to serve businesses in a 100 mile radius of Mount Vernon. For the rest of this story, see the August 10 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.