Ken Anderson has been working with the City of Monroe to get water to the southside property so it could open for business.
That's been slowed due to issues with the Town of Richwood over annexation.
An attorney for the industrial park tells KTVE/KARD there would be no problem if it were not for city of Richwood officials blocking progress.
Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo says his first concern is furnishing the industrial park with water.
"Mr. Anderson wants to do business with Monroe and Monroe wants to do business with Mr. Anderson. We've talked about our opportunity to expand business in Monroe, particularly south Monroe and here's our chance to do it."
We spoke with Mayor Alvin Jackson of Richwood, he declined an on-camera interview, he did say the issue has never been about the water, rather about making sure Richwood has a place of power in the whole process.
Jackson says he'd like to see the industrial park remain a part of the parish with water provided by Greater Ouachita Water Company.
Attorney's for the Charleston Industrial Park say it potentially bringing 25 to 50 jobs to the south Monroe area.