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We’re Hiring!

The Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance is currently hiring for a Workforce Development & Existing Industry Program Manager. This is a brand new position within our organization. Read on to see if this sounds like a good fit for you or someone you know. Job Title: Workforce Development & Existing Industry Program ManagerLevel: Junior to Mid-Level PositionTeam: Economic DevelopmentReports …

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Maury County ranks No. 1 in incoming investment in Tennessee

Story by Kerri Bartlett — The Daily Herald Maury County is making its way to the top of the list in growth and prosperity yet again after ranking as No. 1 for the most incoming investments in Tennessee, according to a  Gross Domestic Product study by Smart Asset, a financial technology company. A SmartAsset study measured growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP), new …

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‘Secret’s out’: How Maury County became the fastest growing county in Tennessee

Story by Kerri Bartlett — The Daily HeraldPhoto by Mike Christen — The Daily Herald Lifelong resident of Columbia Don Morrow, 66, remembers riding his bike up Golston Hill as a youngster, where apartments now sit overlooking James Campbell Boulevard. The back drop back then was wide open green space, rolling hills and a massive sunset that illuminated the city of Columbia. …

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Maury County Awarded 3-Star Grant

On July 27th, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced that 54 counties will receive ThreeStar grants, totaling $2.4 million. Maury County was awarded a $50,000 grant. The competitive grant funds are designated to be utilized for community development initiatives such as education, workforce development, health, tourism, small business, entrepreneurship, and …

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Maury County is #1 for Fastest Growing County in Tennessee

Located in Middle Tennessee, Maury County currently holds the top spot for fastest growth rate in Tennessee and #68 among all counties in the United States. There are 95 counties in Tennessee and approximately 3,200 counties in the United States. Neighboring counties Williamson and Marshall are #2 and #12, respectively. “Secret’s out. Maury County really is the best location for …

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Battle Creek Elementary Earns STEM Designation

Story by Mike Christen — The Daily Herald Battle Creek Elementary in Maury County Public Schools is one of 13 schools across the state that has been awarded the Tennessee STEM School Designation for 2021. The recognition by the state’s department of education and the STEM Leadership Council recognizes public school campuses in their commitment to teaching STEM and/or STEAM …

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JC Ford Company to Locate Manufacturing Operations in Columbia

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce JC Ford Company to Locate Manufacturing Operations in Columbia COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and JC Ford Company officials announced today that the company will locate new manufacturing operations in Columbia, Tenn. The automated equipment manufacturer will invest $30 million to renovate two existing …

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Ultium Cells LLC Investing $2.3 Billion in Maury County

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce General Motors and LG Energy Solution to Invest $2.3 Billion to Build Ultium Cells Manufacturing Plant in Maury County NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe today announced Ultium Cells LLC, a joint venture of LG Energy Solution and General Motors, will invest more than …

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Columbia State is the Community College of the Year!

The Tennessee Board of Regents established the SOAR Awards in 2019 to recognize and honor the outstanding students, faculty and staff members; the major accomplishments of the colleges, and the philanthropists, volunteers and partners who support them. “On behalf of Columbia State, we are deeply honored,” said Dr. Janet F. Smith, Columbia State president. “I think every community college across …

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Industry Supported Chemistry Lab Opens at Mt. Pleasant High School

Story by Mike Christen — The Daily Herald Mt. Pleasant High School revealed its newly completed chemistry lab, marking another step forward in an expanding relationship between the school and local industry partners. In recent months, the lab was transformed from a deteriorating storage room to a fully-equipped facility with a safety ventilation system, sinks and a full set of materials …