Dyersburg Named a Top Ten Micropolitan, Dot Foods Credited
DYERSBURG, Tenn. — Dyersburg, Tennessee has cracked an exclusive list and was recently named one of the top ten micropolitan cities in the Unites States. The Site Selection magazine named Dyersburg in the March 2014 issue. A micropolitan is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as a non-urban community that is anchored by a town of no more than 50,000 residents. Dyersburg placed 10th out of 576 recognized micropolitans in the country based on the number of industries that it has attracted as well as expansions undertaken by industries that already call Dyersburg home. The ranking is the highest Dyersburg has ever received in the annual listing and it is also the highest ranking for any Tennessee micropolitan. The most highly publicized project came in August 2013 when Dot Foods announced that it would be opening a new facility in Dyersburg creating 157 new jobs in its first three years with the facility projected to serve over 600 food distributors. Although Dot Foods is part of the reason why Dyersburg made the list, it is not the sole reason, as expansions at existing facilities also played a significant part in Dyersburg’s ranking.