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Maury County Seeing Growth For 1st Time Since Recession

By Aundrea Cline-Thomas. CREATED May 11, 2015 COLUMBIA, Tenn. – Construction has been a welcome sign of progress in Maury County, especially since it wasn’t that long ago when the assembly line stopped rolling at General Motors (GM). The county was hit hard during the recession as unemployment topped 14 percent. “In the last 18 months we’ve had six projects …

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Tennessee Ranked 4th Best State for Business

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 …

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Magna opens in Spring Hill

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 …

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Unemployment rate down in Maury Co.

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 …

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Tile plant to bring 180 jobs to Maury County

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 …

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

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 …

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Maury County Ramps Up International Focus

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 …

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‘Best Small Town Industrial Sites in TN’

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 …

Maury County: A year in review

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 …

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180 jobs coming to Mt. Pleasant

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 …