Tile plant to bring 180 jobs to Maury County

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From The Tennessean – David Boucher An $80 million porcelain tile manufacturing facility is headed to Maury County and could bring 180 new jobs, according to an announcement from Tennessee economic development officials. Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced Thursday that international manufacturer Gruppo Concorde plans to build a 600,000-square-foot facility on 96 acres near Mount … Read More

Tennessee named “State of the Year” 2nd year in a row

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Business Facilities announced that Tennessee has won an unprecedented back to back ranking as “State of the Year”. This marks the 3rd time that Tennessee achieved the honor (2009, 2013 and 2014). The magazine sited factors such as World-Class Infrastructure, On-Site Workforce Training and the State’s number 1 ranking in the Race to the Top Education program. Gov. Haslam’s recent … Read More

Maury County Ramps Up International Focus

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From the Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge Maury County is making its presence known on the international stage, attracting attention from Eurasia, the Far East and Europe. Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance officials are hoping that global interest translates into more foreign investment in the area. MCCEA President Wil Evans said developing contacts with foreign leaders creates more … Read More

‘Best Small Town Industrial Sites in TN’

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CHERRY GLEN INDUSTRIAL PARK Southern Business and Development Magazine names Cherry Glen Industrial Park in top 5 Best Small Town Industrial Sites. Take the virtual tour here.  305 Select Tennessee Certified Acres within a 1 hour drive of Nashville Shovel Ready with extensive due diligence reports available upon request Less than 20 miles from I-65 All industrial grade utilities already in … Read More

Maury County: A year in review

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Maury County achieved several accolades in 2014, including being named second in the state for number of jobs announced and landing nearly $100 million in capital investment. This past year, 661 new jobs were announced with $97.5 million of investment into the county, Wil Evans, Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance president, said. Evans gave the Maury County Commission a … Read More

180 jobs coming to Mt. Pleasant

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From the Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge MT. PLEASANT — Ceramic tile manufacturer UST Inc. received final site plan approval for its first North American facility that is estimated to bring 180 jobs. The site plan was approved this week by the planning commission, although there was some confusion about who actually is on the board. In January, Mayor … Read More

County lands TVA sustainability certification

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From the Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge Maury County was designated as a Valley Sustainable Silver Community in the Tennessee Valley Authority’s economic development program, becoming one of only 25 communities across the nation. Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance and local officials made the announcement Wednesday during an event entitled “Winning with Sustainability” at Puckett’s Grocery &Restaurant in … Read More

20K jobs added to area last year

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From The Tennessean – Lance Williams Whether they involved guns, cars, tires or electronic bingo machines, a string of announcements in the Nashville area last year all had one common denominator: jobs. Company expansions and relocations last fiscal year were responsible for nearly 20,000 new jobs across the region, the highest total in more than a decade, according to the … Read More

Samuel, Son & Co., Limited to Locate New Manufacturing Operations in Columbia

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Metal Processing and Distributing Company to Invest $32.6 Million, Create 42 New Jobs NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Bill Chisholm, president and CEO of Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, announced today the company will locate new manufacturing operations in Tennessee by constructing a 105,000 square foot facility in NorthPointe Industrial Park in Columbia. … Read More

No. 1 in foreign investment jobs

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From The Tennessean – Nate Rau Tennessee led the nation in jobs created by foreign investment in 2013, according to the new Global Location Trends Report by the IBM Institute. The annual report measures job commitments due to direct investments by foreign companies. Foreign companies have 864 operations in Tennessee, representing more than 116,000 jobs and an investment of more … Read More