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

Nashville Business Journal honors Wil Evans: 40 under 40


The Nashville Business Journal’s newest 40 Under 40 class was honored at the Omni Nashville Hotel Thursday, March 26, 2015. Maury County’s Wil Evans was included in this impressive group of business leaders. As CEO of the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance, Evans works with the board of directors, oversees chamber membership and works with volunteers and other area organizations. The … Read More

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

Team Maury: The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance has the right magic

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From the Columbia Daily Herald – Roben Mounger Imagine a bustling agricultural supply business in downtown Columbia around 1907. The upper 8,000—square—foot floor of Porter Walker is filled with mule harnesses, wagon parts and the like. By the 1940s, imagine then that the phosphate industry transfigured that same upper floor to creak with the supply bulk of industry — hard … Read More

Local officials forge D.C. connections

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From the Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge While President Barack Obama wrapped up his Nashville visit, Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance officials were returning from the Commander-in-Chief’s home base. The MCCEA took a delegation of 20 people — consisting of local elected officials, MCCEA staff, board members, business investors and employers — on a trip in Washington, D.C., … Read More

Vacant Columbia building becomes music hot spot

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By TIM HODGE thodge@c-dh.net After three years, a once-vacant building in downtown Columbia has a new life filled with meals and music. Venue Tenn, 117 W. 7th St., was recently opened by co-owners Cody Sumpter and Emily Terrell. The couple also operates another location in Spring Hill — Venue 10 — which has been open for a little more than … 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