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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 …

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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 …

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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., …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …