In 2006, Greensville County was invited to participate with CSX, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and McCallum Sweeney Consulting to certify a megasite. The general location of the proposed megasite was identified by McCallum Sweeney. The consulting company set forth many rigorous standards including minimum acreage of the property, minimum water and sewer infrastructure and transportation requirements. Greensville County and its partner, the City of Emporia, met every standard and MAMaC received certification by McCallum Sweeney Consulting.
At the time, the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission (TIC) began an economic development initiative to identify potential megasites in the tobacco-growing region of Virginia. MAMaC was selected as megasite project to receive a significant financial investment from TIC to develop preliminary engineering reports on the provision of required utility infrastructure and roads. The support of TIC as well as the members of the Development Team is greatly appreciated, for without their support, Virginia’s only megasite certified by McCallum Sweeney Consulting would not exist today.
The MAMaC Development Team
The MAMaC Development Team was created to assist in the provision of a quality megasite in Virginia. The effort to develop MAMaC required the participation of many partners, including:
- Virginia Manufacturers Association
- Old Dominion Electric Cooperative
- Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative
- Mid Atlantic Broadband Cooperative
- Virginia Port Authority
- Southside Virginia Community College
- Greensville County, Virginia
- The City of Emporia, Virginia
- Emporia-Greensville Industrial Development Corporation
Greensville County Deputy Administrator
1781 Greensville County Circle
Emporia, Virginia 23847