The economic fortunes of eastern Pike County suddenly look a lot brighter, according to information from Pike County’s Economic Director Carolyn Wisecarver.
According to Wisecarver, the Pike-Lincoln Port Authority has selected and purchased 24 acres — encompassing much of the once-thriving community of Ordonia — to be the site of the multiple warehouses for the Pike-Lincoln Port Authority.
“Some people may look at the 24 acres we have purchased and say that it is only 24 acres, but for me and the Port Authority Board of Directors, this is a significant step forward,” Wisecarver said in an exclusive interview. The property was purchased using capital improvement funds from the Missouri Department of Transportation’s Waterways Division.
Ordonia was quintessentially a company town started for employees of the former munitions and explosive plant south of Louisiana.
According to Wisecarver, this site has been the focus of the regional Port Authority since the Port Authority’s founding in the early 2000s.
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