Dover Elevator (now Thyssen-Krupp) was the first major company to locate in Horn Lake in 1963. Soon after, the growth continued with Flavorite Laboratories and J.T. Shannon Lumber, and it hasn’t slowed since. Retail stores, hotels, restaurants soon made their move to serve the 8.4 families per day moving into the county. A 450-acre retail development is underway that includes an upscale, gated community complex, hotels, restaurants, office buildings, shopping plazas and a city park.