Downtown Jackson Tennessee


When it comes to location, Jackson has the right connections. Positioned 80 miles east of Memphis and 120 miles west of Nashville, Jackson is conveniently situated along Interstate 40. Operating within the Central time zone, Jackson is an hour behind the East Coast and two hours ahead of the West, effectively elongating the operational hours for businesses engaging in nationwide operations. With its transportation infrastructure, Jackson provides significant benefits for product and supply distribution, timely delivery, and corporate travel needs.



  • Located on Interstate 40, with ten interchanges and easy access to Interstate 55 
  • Major highways include: U.S. 70 and U.S. 412 provide east-west routes, while U.S. 45 and U.S. 45 Bypass go north and south. State routes include Highways 18, 198, and 223 
  • Tennessee is within a day’s drive of 76% of the US Population 
  • Industrial parks are served with direct interchange access


Rail Service  

  • Jackson and Madison County are well connected with the United States rail system through three railroad systems short line West Tennessee Railroad, and two Class I railroads — CSX and Norfolk Southern. West Tennessee Railroad connects Madison County via direct daily interchanges with both CXS and Norfolk Southern. 
  • CSX is a Class 1 railroad with more than 21,000 miles of network track in 23 U.S. states, D.C. and Canada (Quebec and Ontario). CSX has a serving yard in Jackson, known as the “River Yard.” CSX serves Jackson using trackage rights over the Norfolk-Southern line from the intersection with the CSX mainline at Milan, just north of Jackson 
  • Norfolk-Southern Railroad offers daily rail service to St. Louis, Atlanta and Chicago, and points beyond through mainline rail connections. The Norfolk-Southern line in Jackson is part of the main north-south line that runs from Mobile, Alabama, to Centralia, Illinois. The Norfolk-Southern line ties Jackson service into its main east-west line at Corinth, MS. Intermodal service is available in Memphis. 
  • The West Tennessee Railway operates over 180 miles of track moving 15,000 annual carloads with 12 locomotives. Its main switching yard in Jackson moves grain, metals, chemicals, paper, flour, frozen foods, plastics, building materials and other products to and from industrial sites served by the West Tennessee Railroad in West Tennessee counties. The local management team is equipped to make local service decisions. The transloading facility in Jackson is a tremendous asset to the region. West Tennessee Railroad is a shortline railroad for Norfolk-Southern. 


Intermodal Service 

  • In nearby Memphis, there are several choices for intermodal transportation which provides distinct advantages to companies for both inbound and outbound freight. Intermodal facilities in Memphis include: BNSF Railway, CSX, Norfolk Southern 


Public Transportation  

Offering bus routes throughout the city of Jackson for low fares, Jackson Transit Authority is an efficient way to navigate the city. 



  • McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport Jackson is home to McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport. Located seven miles west of downtown Jackson. It provides regional commercial airline service, aircraft charter, major aircraft repairs and air freight handling. Southern Airways provides daily flights Atlanta, Georgia, and is served by Hertz Rent-a-Car. The airport has a fully functioning FBO with amenities including crew cars, pilot’s lounge, weather station and ramp services. 
  • Memphis International Airport Located just 80 miles (one hour, twenty minutes) from Jackson, Memphis International Airport is a world class facility and is North America’s #1 air cargo airport. 
  • Nashville International Airport Located just 120 miles (1 hour, 45 minutes) from Jackson, Nashville International Airport is easily accessible. With 20 airlines operating 542 average daily flights to 96 non-stop destinations, BNA is another choice for business or personal travel. 


Water Service/ Ports 


Reliable Delivery. Customized Service. Competitive Cost. This is what industrial customers can expect in Jackson. A strong utility system is important to a community’s economic future. Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) and Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) are major players in Jackson’s industrial and economic growth and in its ability to attract more jobs. JEA provides the necessary infrastructure of water, wastewater, electric and gas services so the community can grow.  

Through a variety of rate schedules and incentive programs, JEA can provide the utility service any industry needs at competitive costs. JEA’s administrative and technical staff assist commercial and industrial customers with utility site information, rate calculations, technical assistance and engineering expertise.  JEA’s utilities are monitored continuously by a sophisticated computer network to provide reliable service and a quick response time. JEA is on hand 24 hours a day to handle emergency situations, such as voltage or pressure problems.  

Infrastructure is extremely important to companies as they decide where to expand and build new plants. JEA has a reputation for having a well-maintained utility system, long-term and reliable sources of supply and employees who know how to get the job done right.  For rate information, visit

  • Electricity
    • Southwest & JEA
  • Natural Gas 
  • Water 
  • Wastewater 
  • Telecom 
    • JEA, AT&T 
  • Propane