GTR LINK Moving to More Centralized Digs

COLUMBUS, MS – Courtesy of the Dispatch and Zack Plair

The Golden Triangle Development LINK, which primarily serves (and is jointly owned by) Columbus, Starkville, West Point, and their respective counties, will soon begin construction on a new location at the GTR Airport, making it easier for their clients to meet in an area closer to being equidistant from all three cities, allowing them to cut down on travel time and easing logistics for many. The LINK has served the region as an industrial recruiting organization for over thirty years, and has helped to bring over ten thousand jobs and billions of dollars of investment funds to the Golden Triangle.

A rendering of the planned GTR LINK office at GTR Airport – Courtesy of the LINK

CEO Joe Max Higgins said that the new building will include a boardroom, a work area, and offices to help facilitate communication: “We always have to move those around and borrow space [at our current shared location],” Higgins said. “Now we’ll be able to do it in our own place.” Another advantage of the location is that prospective business representatives will no longer have to drive into town after flying into GTRA, but simply take a short hop to the new office instead, saving lots of travel time. It will also be much closer to the areas in which major industry players prefer to place their factories and other buildings.

Bid requests are planned for the end of May, with construction slated to begin this Summer, and completion by next Summer. The existing building, which they share with the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, will be sold. Several interested parties have already contacted them about purchasing the current building; funds from the sale will go toward costs for the new one.

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