Industrial Development Board

Regular Meetings
Meetings are held quarterly and will be announced.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members

Chairman Mark Jenkins

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Biography
Mr. Jenkins received a BBA degree in Finance/Real Estate in 1981 from Baylor University and has been in the commercial real estate business for more than 30 years, including 21 years in Memphis. He currently holds real estate licenses in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi and is a principal broker of Cushman & Wakefield – Commercial Advisors Asset Services. He received his CCIM designation in 2003 and served as the Chapter President in 2008. He has also served in numerous leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the Piperton Industrial Development Board.

Jack Murphy

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Biography
Mr. Murphy has held various management positions in the areas of Information Technology, Finance, Marketing, and Operations at FedEx Corporation, Northrop Grumman, and European Aeronautic Defense & Space Company. He currently holds a management position at FedEx and he lives in Piperton.

Rich Miller

Rich Miller
Biography
Mr. Miller is a commercial Real Estate Broker and a sales and marketing professional. He is the owner of an Insurance and Financial Services business serving Tennessee and Mississippi and has been a Piperton resident since 2005.

Joel Townsend

Joel Townsend
Biography
Mr. Townsend is a native of Memphis and West Tennessee, and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 1982 from Memphis State University. He has held Engineering positions with a US Air Force contractor, Teledyne corporation, Georgia Pacific, and has been at FedEx Express for 24 years. Mr. Townsend is a Deacon at Covenant Baptist Church in Collierville, and a member of Gideons International. He has lived in Piperton since 2007.

Wes Hicks

Wes Hicks
Biography
Mr. Hicks has held various leadership positions in the employment and staffing industry and has been a Piperton resident since 2014. He owns a niche Information Technology staffing organization, specializing in software development related employment opportunities in the greater Memphis area. Previously, he served in the Air Force as an Air Traffic Controller during the First Iraq War.

Michelle Bing

Michelle Bing
Biography
Ms. Bing is a life-long resident of this area – she grew up in Collierville and moved to Fayette County as a teenager. In 2015, she built her home in Piperton. Michelle is a graduate of Rossville Christian Academy and attended the University of Memphis. She has actively served the Piperton community and surrounding areas since 1990 as Vice-President of The Bank of Fayette County. She is a Consumer lender specializing in Residential purchase, construction, and development financing.

Bret Morris

Bret Morris
Biography
Mr. Morris grew up in Jackson, Wyoming graduating from Arizona State in 1992 with a BS in Justice Studies. He is honorably retired after twenty years as a U.S. Park Ranger and Criminal Investigator for the National Park Service specializing in narcotics interdiction and border security. Mr. Morris is an avid outdoorsman that enjoys boating, fishing, hunting, and UTV riding with his family. He has lived in Piperton for three years with his wife, Kym, and son, Jackson.

Mission
& Goals
It is our mission to create a viable business and industrial atmosphere that will attract diverse yet compatible and sustainable economic development opportunities while focusing on our strengths, maintaining quality of life for our citizens, and creating jobs for our community.

Business Development
Business development keeps our community healthy. For the community to prosper and grow, we will work towards creating and keeping good jobs in the area.

Being Involved
From our mayor and city commissioners and all city employees, we maintain the tradition of citizenship and service built through actions that demonstrate we care for the citizens of Piperton and the environment surrounding us.

Invitation to Visit Piperton
We would like to extend an invitation to come see us. We think you will be pleasantly surprised by what you will find in our prospering community.

Great for Commercial Businesses
If you are a light industrial company or commercial business looking for a friendly, low tax, semi-rural place to locate a new facility, you've come to the right place. Piperton offers easy access to:
  • A large diverse labor pool
  • Intermodal rail facilities
  • International airport
  • Major interstate highways
Location
Piperton is located in the southwest corner of Fayette County Tennessee, just east of Collierville. It currently has a population of about 1,800 residents and is directly on the leading edge of the population growth corridor leading from Memphis to Germantown to Collierville, and now Piperton. No less than 8 nice new residential subdivisions are planned or have been developed over the past few years to accommodate the anticipated population growth.

Major Developments
Several major developments have occurred in and around Piperton over the past few years including:
  • A 500-acre intermodal rail facility was opened just east of the city in 2012
  • The final segment of Highway 385 from Poplar Avenue to Macon Road was completed in 2014
  • A new segment of Interstate 269 from Piperton to Goodman Road in North Mississippi is scheduled to open in late 2015
Several light industrial properties of up to 7 acres are still available in the Piperton Business Park and on Willard Drive.  Other sites of up to 90 acres are also available along Highway 72 and along Highway 385 and Keough Road.

More Information
For information or to arrange a visit to our city, email Mayor Coats.