Posted on: Monday - Apr 30, 2018
Posted by: Scott Harrison

Boat manufacturer to invest $9 million, create nearly 200 jobs in Lake County

RIDGELY, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Excel Boat Company, LLC officials announced today that the boat manufacturer will invest $9 million to establish a new manufacturing facility in Ridgely.

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Pilot program encourages regional strategies to support college attainment.

NASHVILLE, TN - Nonprofit post-secondary advocacy organization Complete Tennessee today announced a new pilot program to support the development and implementation of regional strategies for post-secondary attainment. The "College Completion Communities” program will encourage stakeholders to develop targeted plans that can address local attainment challenges and help more students access and complete post-secondary programs... Read more here.

Thank you to our sponsors, chamber members, and the entire Obion County community for helping the Obion County Chamber of Commerce celebrate 95 years of growth, success, prosperity. Our 95th Anniversary was a wonderful event and was a true testimony to the community collaboration that makes Obion County succeed daily. Though we celebrated our 95th birthday, it was also a celebration of YOU, our chamber members, because without you, our organization wouldn't be where it is today. To read the full history of the chamber, click here.

The bi-state micropolitan area of Union City, Tennessee-Kentucky, is dominating things this year, as it takes home the Big Muddy Cup, awarded each spring to the metro area along the entire Mississippi River that welcomes the most corporate facility investments per capita over an 18-month period ending with the previous calendar year.

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Posted on: Wednesday - Mar 21, 2018
Posted by: Carly Schroer

More than $9.6 million in grants for industrial site preparation

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 25 communities will receive more than $9.6 million in Site Development Grants. The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act passed in 2016 and updated in 2017.

Posted on: Tuesday - Jan 30, 2018
Posted by: Carly Schroer

Grants and investments to assist communities with local infrastructure and safety

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved nearly $25.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, health and safety initiatives and façade improvements in downtown commercial districts.

Manufacturer to invest $10 million to expand production capabilities in Weakley County.

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and MTD Consumer Group, Inc. officials announced today that the manufacturer will invest $10 million in its Martin operations over the next five years.

MTD is Weakley County’s largest private employer and a leading global manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial outdoor power equipment under brands such as Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt. The company plans to create 200 jobs in Weakley County as it adds production at the Martin facility.

“I’m very pleased to see MTD move ahead with this investment in Weakley County,” Haslam said. “Tennessee’s existing companies like MTD are the primary drivers of our state’s economic growth. MTD’s expansion is a strong vote of confidence in the people of Martin and another sign that Tennessee will lead in attracting quality jobs to our rural communities.”

MARTIN, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Dong-A Hwa Sung Co., LTD. officials announced today that the company will locate its first U.S. operations, Dong-A USA, Inc., in Martin. The home appliance and automotive supplier will create approximately 220 jobs and invest $13 million in Weakley County, which represents the largest and only foreign direct investment in Weakley County’s history.

“Dong-A’s decision to locate its first U.S. facility in Weakley County and create more than 200 new jobs in Martin is another victory for our state,” Haslam said. “Tennessee continues to be a strong location for foreign direct investment, with more than 140,000 Tennesseans employed at foreign-owned companies. Because of significant investments like this, Tennessee will lead in the creation of high-quality jobs. I appreciate Dong-A for its investment in Weakley County and for its commitment to Tennessee.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Tyson Foods, Inc. to Create 1,500 New Jobs in Humboldt

Posted on: Monday - Nov 20, 2017

Leading food processor to invest more than $300 million.

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Tyson Food, Inc. officials announced today that the company will locate new operations in Gibson County.

Leading food processor, Tyson Foods, will create more than 1,500 jobs and invest over $300 million in Humboldt, which represents Tyson’s biggest investment in Tennessee and the single largest investment in Gibson County’s history.

Manufacturer to create more than 170 new jobs

PARIS, TENN. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Eurotranciatura USA officials today announced the manufacturer is investing $ 12.6 million to expand its operations in Paris over the next five years. Eurotranciatura, a subsidiary of the world’s largest steel lamination company for electrical rotating machines, will create more than 170 new jobs as part of the expansion.

Eurotranciatura’s investment includes upgrades and new equipment for its existing manufacturing plant in Henry County. Eurotranciatur a will also build a roughly 30,000 square foot distribution warehouse near its current plant to accommodate growth and reduce transportation costs.