Union City & the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council is grateful for your interest in the Northwest Tennessee Regional Industrial Center and our Virtual Speculative Building.


Our industrial readiness team (comprised of industrial and community leaders, engineering and construction specialists, as well as agency and utility representatives) is eager to join with your team in evaluating this Virtual Speculative Building for your company’s expansion and relocation needs. And, since it is a virtual speculative building, it can be easily and quickly custom tailored for your process.


This Virtual Speculative Building sits on a 40-acre parcel of the 340-acre, “Select Tennessee” certified Northwest Tennessee Regional Industrial Center. To achieve this certification, the site has undergone a rigorous evaluation process that thoroughly examines all facets of industrial-readiness. In addition to the “Select Tennessee” certification, the park’s status as a “Foreign Trade Zone” gives this park a broad and diverse appeal.

Building Info

While any facet of the Virtual Speculative Building’s design criteria can be adjusted to meet project requirements, the following design characteristics were used in order to narrow budgetary and scheduling parameters:

  • Total footprint of 105,000 SF (100,000 SF process space + 5,000 SF office facility)
  • Pre-engineered building design with a 30’ X 80’ structural column bay
  • Hybrid exterior wall assembly comprised of an 8’ high masonry wainscot, with metal panels above
  • Five shipping docks
  • Five receiving docks
  • Two 12’ x 12’ drive-in doors
  • Truck staging, employee parking, and visitor parking
  • 40 acre site with additional adjacent acreage available


The Northwest Tennessee Regional Industrial Center is fully quadramodal, benefitting from access to interstate highways, railways, airports, and seaports. The park is adjacent to Highway 51 and Interstate 69, which is currently under construction. Two airports are in close proximity, with Everett-Stewart Regional Airport being less than a 10 minute drive, and Memphis International Airport being about a two hour drive. An expandable rail spur is located adjacent the site. The Port of Cates Landing is only 30 miles from the site.


The Select Tennessee certification process affirms that Union City provides a range of utility services at a quality and capacity that is readily adaptable to any industrial need. In addition to staple services, like water, gas, and electricity, Union City is ready to facilitate data and communication services for the Virtual Speculative Building to match your requirements.


The Select Tennessee certification process includes rigorous environmental studies, clearing the site for industrial development. These studies are available for review.


The advantage of a Virtual Speculative Building over an existing building is the adaptability afforded by a virtual design. With a Virtual Speculative Building, the entire process of building a facility has been completed – except for actual construction. By doing so, we’ve locked-in a budget and a schedule, which can be cost-effectively custom-tailored to your process without the added burden of demolition and renovation.

Additional Information:

Click here to download the Virtual Building Specification Technical Info in pdf format.