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Vowell’s Cash Saver Grocery

 Since opening its first store in 1945, Vowell’s has remained committed to providing quality food and a great shopping experience to the communities it serves.

Project highlights


Type: Retail

Location: Natchez, MS; Non-metro


Federal NMTC Allocation: $6,000,000

State (MS) NMTC Allocation: $6,000,000


Construction Jobs: 43

Jobs created and retained: 68

Vowell’s Marketplace is a Louisville, Mississippi based supermarket chain with 13 locations across Mississippi and Alabama.


Vowell’s built a new 45,000 square-foot facility in Natchez, Mississippi with its NMTC proceeds. The project included the rehabilitation of a vacant structure, which is now occupied by Vowell’s Cash Saver Grocery and Dirt Cheap. Cash Saver is a full-service grocery offering an assortment of meat, poultry, seafood, fruits, and vegetables, as well as a deli/bakery department that serves fresh meals daily.


Project Impact

  • Significantly enhanced local access to healthy foods in a food desert
  • Created approximately 75 new jobs
  • Re-purposed a vacant structure and served as a catalyst for the development of a shopping center that is occupied by various retailers