Who Are We
The New Madrid County Port Authority is a multimodal Port accessible by barge, rail and truck. Centrally located in a moderate climate, the New Madrid County Port Authority on the upper-lower Mississippi River at mile 885 is located a half mile off Interstate 55 just 110 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee and 175 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri. The Port’s Slack-water Harbor is 1500’ long with a 225’ bottom width and a 9’ river channel depth maintained by the Memphis District Corps of Engineers through yearly maintenance dredging. Located in the 42,000 acre St. Jude Industrial Park, the land is above the one hundred year flood stage and the harbor has never been closed due to high water or ice. Enhanced Enterprise Tax Zone advantages, utility services, natural gas, fiber optics and a fully supportive community and willing work force make this an exceptional area to grow your business.