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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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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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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 …

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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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No. 1 in foreign investment jobs

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From The Tennessean – Nate Rau Tennessee led the nation in jobs created by foreign investment in 2013, according to the new Global Location Trends Report by the IBM Institute. The annual report measures job commitments due to direct investments by foreign companies. Foreign companies have 864 operations in Tennessee, representing more than 116,000 jobs and an investment of more …

New exporting program starts in Tennessee

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SPRING HILL — A recently launched state exporting program provides small- and medium-sized businesses with guidance for tapping into international markets. “A Guide to Exporting” seminar was held Tuesday at the Northfield Conference Center, 5000 Northfield Lane. The Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance sponsored the event that centered on the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s TNTrade program. …