Report: Maury a top county for local investment

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge Maury County is a top area in the state for having the highest investment in its local economy, according to a recently released study. New York-based financial technology company SmartAsset examined Tennessee counties based on business growth during the last two years, inflation-adjusted GDP growth, new building permits and the five-year average … Read More

Life on the line and beyond

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Every day, thousands of people go to work at the General Motors manufacturing facility in Spring Hill. The plant currently produces the Chevrolet Equinox, as well as a number of other automotive parts, including 4-cylinder engines. It takes a lot of coordination, skill and training to keep everything running smoothly inside the massive, 6.9 million square foot building. And that … Read More

First GM Academy revs up for Maury County students

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge SPRING HILL — A jaunty tune plays over a loudspeaker at General Motors’ Spring Hill Manufacturing facility as workers prepare to take on the assembly line. Each person stands at the ready, going over his or her job in completing a new car. The tune ceases, and the workers get busy. About … Read More

Rail access interest rising

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge MT. PLEASANT — The Middle Tennessee area is poised for growth, and companies increasingly are looking for sites with rail access to help meet logistical needs, economic officials said. Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance Economic Development Director Travis Groth said businesses are keenly interested in comprehensive international logistics solutions, of which … Read More

Tennessee Ranked 4th Best State for Business

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE Posted by: Jared Coffin  May 7, 2015 The results of our 11th annual survey clearly show that CEOs favor states that foster growth through progressive business development programs, low taxes and a quality living environment. See how your state fared below. #4 – Tennessee This southeastern state is proving it has more than just music talent to offer … Read More

Magna opens in Spring Hill

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge SPRING HILL — Auto parts manufacturer Magna International officially opened the doors to its new Spring Hill facility Monday. The 122,500-square-foot operation, at 701 Beechcroft Road, is set to bring more than 350 jobs and represents a $17 million investment. The site abuts the Spring Hill General Motors Manufacturing facility. The company … Read More

Commission votes for new Central High School

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge Applause erupted in the Maury County Commission chambers on Monday when the board approved moving forward with a new, $46 million Central High School. The commission passed three separate measures relating to the project. Commissioners Donna Cook, Scott Sumners and Sue Stephenson cast dissenting votes against the funding schedules for the new … Read More

Unemployment rate down in Maury Co.

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From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge Maury County registered a 5.6 percent preliminary unemployment rate for February, giving the area one of the 10-lowest percentages in the state, according to Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development data. Maury County was No. 10 of 10 on the list. The figures, released Thursday, showed the 5.6 percent rate was … Read More