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Wynne, Cross County, AR

Executive Summary

Wynne, Arkansas, is the perfect town for those interested in relocating to a small town with big city amenities. Located less than 50 miles from both Downtown Memphis and Jonesboro, Arkansas, citizens of Wynne have the best of all worlds. Folks can enjoy an evening out in our revitalized downtown or take the evening to explore Downtown Memphis and return home to a quiet, low crime, family driven community. Located on beautiful Crowley's Ridge in northeast Arkansas, Wynne is known for it's history and southern charm. Founded in 1888, Wynne has stood as an example of what rural life should be like for over 130 years.

Crucial to its economic successes, Wynne sits in a logistical hot spot for any company needing to move their products. Two heavily traveled and major highways intersect in Wynne, as do main lines of the Union Pacific Railroad. Wynne is also connected to Interstate 40 via 12 miles of four-lane highway and is also within a short distance of two Mississippi River ports. Put simply, an operation in Wynne, Arkansas, has easy access to anywhere in the world.

Complimenting Wynne’s location and economic accomplishments, the city boasts some of the best quality of place factors in east Arkansas. Vital to the community’s well-being is the Wynne School District. WSD utilizes an academy-based curriculum that allows students to select their areas of emphasis early on. Students can select STEM or Arts based options that focus on critical points of education, all while ensuring that the basics stay the same. Upon graduation, students have the option to enter the workforce or enroll in one of five higher education facilities within 50 miles.

Along with outstanding educational options, Wynne has recreational options to fit anyone's interests. Arkansas’ largest state park, Village Creek, sits just seven miles outside of the Wynne city limits. Village Creek State Park encompasses nearly 7,000 acres of beautiful forested hills and clear streams to create an environment found nowhere else in Arkansas. There are 33 miles of multi-use trails, campgrounds with bathhouses, an equestrian campground with stable facilities, 10 cabins, two lakes, a day-use area with pavilions and picnic sites, outdoor and indoor theaters, a small museum, and a visitor center with a gift shop. Within the state park sits the Ridges at Village Creek. This Andy Dye designed public course features Mini Verde Bermuda greens and Tiff 419 Bermuda tees and fairways. The Ridges at Village Creek has been rated the #1 golf course you can play in Arkansas 2018 by Golfweek magazine. Also, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission operates four wildlife management areas within 30 miles of Wynne that are open to the public for other outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, bird watching, and more. One of the largest tourism drivers to the Wynne area is the world-class waterfowl hunting that occurs during the winter months.

Overall, if you’re looking to relocate your home or business, Wynne, Arkansas, has everything you need. From an easy to work with community sporting a pro-business attitude, a wonderful school district, and tons of recreational options, Wynne has everything you could need to be happy and successful on every level.

Transportation Infrastructure


Memphis International Airport

Memphis International Airport is located 57 miles from Wynne and offers non-stop flights to over 30 destinations. The airport serves an average of 140,000 passengers each month. Major airlines United, Delta, Southwest and American serve Memphis as well as number of other carriers.

Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport - Little Rock

The Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport in Little Rock, Arkansas, is located 103 miles from Wynne. The airport offers non-stop flights to 14 destinations. The airport serves an average of 91,000 passengers per month. The airport hosts major airlines United, Delta, Southwest and American.

Jonesboro Municipal Airport

The Jonesboro Municipal Airport is located 45 miles from Wynne in Jonesboro, Arkansas. The airport features 3 daily flights to Lambert International Airport in St. Louis, Missouri. The flights are provided by Air Choice One airlines.

Delta Municipal Airport

The Delta Municipal Airport offers a 5,000 ft runway and can service most corporate aircraft. The facility is located 12 miles from Wynne and serves as the city's municipal airport.

I-40

Located 12 miles away and connected to Wynne by a four-lane highway, I-40 is a heavily traveled interstate spanning the US from east to west.

I-55

Located 37 miles northeast of Wynne via Highway 64 or accessible via I-40, Interstate 55 is a major North/South connector is the central part of the US.

US Highway 64

A major US highway spanning the top third of Arkansas running from West Memphis to Fort Smith.

Arkansas Highway 1

A major thoroughfare running north and south on the eastern side of the state. Highway 1 connects Wynne to Jonesboro to the north and the Arkansas River to the South.

Union Pacific Rail

Union Pacific operates multiple tracks in Wynne serving all directions from the city center. UP also operates a large intermodal yard 45 miles east of Wynne.

Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is located 40 miles due east of Wynne and has multiple recreational access points and port options.

White River

The White River is located 35 miles west of Wynne and features multiple recreation access points and port options.

Port of West Memphis

The West Memphis-Crittenden County Port Authority owns a general purpose river terminal and a special purpose grain terminal on the Mississippi River and is located 43 miles from Wynne. Rail service is available nearby. The Port is within five miles of I-40 and I-55. The Port of West Memphis is controlled by the West Memphis-Crittenden County Port Authority.

Helena Harbor

Helena Harbor is a full service port on the Mississippi River located 60 miles south of Wynne. Rail service is nearby. The Port is operated and controlled by Phillips County Port Authority and Helena-Harbor.

Cost of Living Index

  • County : 93.0

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Taxes

Arkansas Sales Tax

6.5%

City Sales Tax

1%

County Sales Tax

2%

Property Tax Millage

49.5 Mils


Government

Wynne City Government

Mayoral system of government headed by Mayor Bob Stacy. Ten City Council members are elected from five wards, in offset terms, and oversee all of the City Departments.

Cross County Government

Cross County is governed by a County Judge and the Quorum Court. The County Judge is the chief administrative officer for the county. The Justices of the Peace form the Quorum Court which is the chief administrative body for the county. The Quorum Court is composed of nine Justices of the Peace.


Recreation

Village Creek State Park

Village Creek State Park encompasses nearly 7,000 acres of beautiful forested hills and clear streams to create an environment found nowhere else in Arkansas. There are 33 miles of multi-use trails, campgrounds with bathhouses, an equestrian campground with stable facilities (includes class B campsites), 10 cabins, two lakes, a day-use area with pavilions and picnic sites, outdoor and indoor theaters, a small museum, and a visitor center with a gift shop. Interpretive programs are available year-round. You can walk on a segment of the Trail of Tears as part of the trails.

The Ridges at Village Creek

The park features an Andy Dye-designed 27-hole championship golf course, the Ridges at Village Creek. This public course features Mini Verde Bermuda greens and Tiff 419 Bermuda tees and fairways. Three distinct nines offer outstanding golfing with water coming into play on 12 holes. The Ridges at Village Creek has been rated the #1 golf course you can play in Arkansas 2018 by Golfweek magazine. Open daily, facilities include a full-service clubhouse with pro shop, snack bar, and full driving range. Golf carts are included with greens fee. Make your Tee Time at theridgesatvillagecreekgolf.com.

Multiple Wildlife Management Areas

With three Wildlife Management Area's within 50 miles, Cross County offers multiple locations and opportunities for hunting, fishing, bird watching, etc. Boasting some of the best waterfowl hunting in the nation, Wynne hosts thousands of hunters each year.

Farm Fest

Each year the annual Farm Festival is hosted by the Cross County Chamber of Commerce. Associated events within Farm Fest include a BBQ competition, steak cookoff, multiple events for arts and crafts, and events for children. Farm Fest is held in Downtown Wynne each June.

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