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James Bennett column: GM Spring Hill expects to double size of work force

By JAMES BENNETT jbennett@c-dh.net General Motors was fighting for survival during the Great Recession, and the struggle led to nearly a decade of painful uncertainty in southern Middle Tennessee. There was no guarantee the company would continue to produce cars in Spring Hill, leaving hundreds wondering about job security and their future. But after posting record profits in 2014, with …

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Business Facilities: ​When it comes to making cars, Tennessee is the best in the nation

Scott Harrison-Staff Reporter Nashville Business Journal The country’s strongest auto manufacturing sector is right in our backyard. Economic development trade publication Business Facilities ranked Tennessee the top state in the nation for auto manufacturing. The same magazine, which writes for corporate site selectors and economic development professionals, has ranked Tennessee the top state in the U.S. for economic development the past …

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Maury County Map Ad Sales begin July 7th

Maury County Map Ad Sales begin July 7th Dear Chamber Member: The Maury County Chamber & Economic Alliance is pleased to be working with the cartographic and marketing firm of Target Marketing to publish a new, up-to-date, full-color Street Map and Resource Guide of our area. This publication will be the only map endorsed and distributed by the Maury County …

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Life on the line and beyond

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 …

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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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Maury Regional named a top hospital for third consecutive year

From The Columbia Daily Herald – Tim Hodge Truven Health Analytics, a healthcare data-analysis organization, designated the Maury Regional Health Care System as one of the 15 Top Health Systems in the U.S. for a third time. The system is the sole healthcare provider in Tennessee to make the 2015 list announced in the April 20 edition of Modern Healthcare …

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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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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 …