Obion County, Tennessee Expands Retail Recruitment With Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 12, 2021) –The Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation has chosen Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to develop and execute a retail recruitment strategy for Obion County with a focus on Union City.

I-69 Updates

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the section of I-69 that runs alongside Discovery Park of America from a little northwest of the former Wingfoot Golf Course to Reelfoot Avenue was the first of three projects that encompass the I-69 loop around Union City.

Tennessee Lands #1 Spot for Top Deal

Ford Motor Company's historic investment in West Tennessee's Blue Oval City tied for the No. 1 spot on Site Selection magazine's list for the Top North American Deals in 2021.

Tyson Foods Celebrates 25 Years

In June, we celebrated 25 years of Tyson Foods - Obion County Complex.

Virtual Job Center Makes Program Information Available to Tennesseans Anytime, Anywhere

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD) launched the Tennessee Virtual American Job Center Friday, bringing information about job services and programs to Tennesseans anytime, anywhere. The unique website guides users to not only the employment assistance available to them but also other services offered by multiple state agencies.

Finding the right job and educational opportunities can be overwhelming. The goal of the VAJC is to provide users the information found at more than 80 American Job Centers across Tennessee, no matter the time or where they are located.

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Check out the 2019-2020 Annual Report presented at today's NWTN Workforce Board Annual Board Meeting!
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Benton, Crockett, and Henry Counties Achieve Maintaining Status as ACT® Work Ready Communities

Benton, Crockett, and Henry Counties have met all criteria to maintain their status as certified ACT Work Ready Communities, demonstrating their commitment to developing a strong workforce pipeline, desirable to employers, economic developers and current and future citizens of the county.

First Boat in Production at Excel Boat Company

Union City, Tenn.–The Excel Boat Company in Union City has manufactured its first boat.

Stephen Vaden of Union City, who serves as the General Counsel of the USDA, visited Union City to see progress at the new Excel Boat Company. Excel Business Operations Manager J. Paul Jackson gave a tour of the facility and showed the first boat in production.

Tyson Foods, Inc. completed an $87.6 million expansion at its existing operations in Union City, Tennessee.

The company has added an additional 40,000 square feet and new production lines to the Union City plant. The expansion began earlier this year, but announcements and construction have experienced delays due to the global pandemic. Tyson Foods, one of the world’s largest food companies, is expected to create approximately 230 jobs by the end of 2020 as part of the expansion.

Boat company, local officials unite to mark ‘Excel’lent day

By DONNA RYDER – October 22, 2019
Associate Editor

Nearly two years ago, an email made its way through cyberspace from Excel Boat Company owner and chief executive officer Glenn Foreman to J. Paul Jackson in his marketing department.