SOUTH FULTON, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with ColorCoat, Inc. officials announced today the company will locate new operations in South Fulton. The windows and doors coating application company will invest $600,000 and create 80 new jobs in Obion County.

On April 11, representatives from the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Williams Sausage, CenterPoint Business Solutions, Commercial Bank, NW Tennessee Workforce Board, TCAT Newbern, and Obion County Schools met to discuss the implementation of the Work Ethics Certificate program in Obion County Schools, and the impact it could have on employment in our area.

Beginning in the fall of 2014, under the leadership of each County’s Mayor, and Margaret Prater, Vice President for Workforce Development for the Northwest Tennessee Workforce Board, each county in the region formed workforce development committees to launch the ACT® Work Ready Communities initiative, a workforce system designed to assist sites and regions in developing their workforce pipeline to provide skilled workers for employers, via job profiling and the National Career Readiness Certificate™ (NCRC).

Union City, Tennessee - Lindsay Frilling, CEcD, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council in Union City, TN earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth.

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced today that 15 communities will receive $5.7 million in Site Development Grants to prepare economic development sites for market.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Development Fund announced by Haslam and Boyd last October. "We want to help our rural communities build capacity and be ready for investment and economic success, and through the Site Development Grant program, all 15 communities will be able to succeed and grow," Haslam said. "We've embraced change in our approach to workforce readiness with programs like Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect, and we want to congratulate all 15 communities on receiving these grants. I look forward to seeing each thrive and bring new business to our state."

Custom Laboratory Building Company to Invest $6.2Million, Create 200 New Jobs

NASHVILLE-Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Institutional Casework Inc. (ICI) officials announced the company will expand its current operations in Tennessee, opening a new manufacturing facility in Union City. ICI is expanding due to market demand and will invest $6.2 million in this new facility, creating 200 new jobs in Obion County.

"We want to thank Institutional Casework Inc. for choosing to expand in Tennessee and the new jobs in Union City and Obion County," Haslam said. "Our focus has been not only fostering a business climate that helps businesses be created here but also grow and succeed, and it's exciting to see companies like ICI thriving and expanding their footprint here in Tennessee."

Northwest Tennessee Regional Industrial Center Named "Best Small Town Industrial Site in Tennessee" By Southern Business & Development Magazine.

Obion County also received votes for "Tennessee's Best Local Economic Development Agency" and "Tennessee's Best Small Market Manufacturing Workforce"

Tennessee transportation officials host a groundbreaking ceremony for Interstate 69 in Obion County Tuesday. TDOT Commissioner John Schroer joins state representatives Bill Sanderson and Andy Holt at 10:30 a.m. at Discovery Park of America in Union City.

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Greenfield Products officials announced today the company will expand their operations in Union City, investing $6.3 million and creating 100 new jobs during the next two years in Obion County. A leading manufacturer of custom heavy equipment attachments, Greenfield Products will add an additional 80,000 square feet of manufacturing space to their current facility located at 3920 Greenfield Drive.