Economic & Community Development

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Mohawk Industries to Open New Ceramic Tile Production and Distribution Facility in Dickson

Thursday, March 06, 2014 | 02:55 pm

Global Flooring Giant to Invest $180 Million, Create 320 New Jobs in Dickson County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with senior leaders from Mohawk Industries today announced the company will build a new ceramic tile production facility and distribution center in the Dickson County Industrial Park. Mohawk Industries is the world’s largest flooring manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of ceramic tile in North America, selling under well-known Daltile, Marazzi, American Olean, Mohawk and Ragno brands. With plans to open the tile manufacturing plant in the fourth quarter of 2015, the company will invest $180 million and create 320 jobs over the next four years.


Tennessee Downtowns Now Accepting Applications

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 | 11:00 am

Downtown Revitalization Program Offers Selected Communities Technical Assistance, Workshops, Grant Funds

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is now accepting applications for Tennessee Downtowns, a competitive education and training program for communities seeking to revitalize traditional commercial districts. The program is open to communities with downtown commercial districts established at least 50 years ago and whose citizens are ready to organize efforts for downtown revitalization. Applications are available upon request and must be completed by Wednesday, April 30. Please visit www.tennesseemainstreet.org for more information.

“The economic strength of a community can often be measured by the health of its historic downtown district, “ Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Vibrant downtown districts make our communities better places to live and work, which can make all the difference when it comes to furthering economic growth and winning new jobs and investment.”

State, Federal Partnership Launching Innovative New Program

Monday, February 24, 2014 | 11:00 am

27 Tennessee Main Street Communities to Benefit from “IDEA Initiative”

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Appalachian Regional Commission to launch the “IDEA Initiative” that will assist Tennessee Main Street designated programs in setting achievable, effective and sustainable development objectives. There are currently 27 Main Street communities across Tennessee.

“We are pleased to partner with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Appalachian Regional Commission on this innovative and exciting new program,” TNECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “Tennessee’s downtown districts are the backbones of our communities, fostering job growth and revitalization efforts. This new program is a welcome addition to the efforts our Main Street communities make on a daily basis to further economic development.”

Allied Modular Building Systems, Inc. to Expand Operations in Sumner County

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 11:17 am

Commercial Modular Design Company to Invest $5.1 Million, Create 27 New Jobs


NASHVILLE—Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Allied Modular Building Systems, Inc. officials today announced the company will expand its current operations in Goodlettsville by building an additional facility at 400 Oak Bluff Ln. The strategic addition will focus on creating Allied Modular’s wall and building systems and will serve the Midwest, South and Northeast parts of the country, as well as Eastern Canada. Through this expansion, Allied Modular Building Systems will invest $5.1 million and create 27 new jobs in Sumner County. 

Tennessee Adventure Tourism Program Now Accepting Applications for Community Certification

Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 02:59 pm

Program Designed to Promote Job Growth in Rural Areas

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and Department of Revenue announced today that applications are now available for communities seeking to become certified as adventure tourism districts pursuant to the Tennessee Adventure Tourism and Rural Development Act of 2011. The act allows certain tourism-related businesses within adventure tourism districts to qualify for a jobs tax credit.

Novamet Specialty Products Corporation to Establish Headquarters, Manufacturing Facility in Lebanon

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 11:00 am

Specialty Metal Products Manufacturer to Invest $8.6 Million, Create 43 New Jobs

NASHVILLE –Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Novamet Specialty Products Corporation officials announced today the company’s plans to locate its headquarters, primary office and manufacturing facility to Lebanon. The company’s relocation to Wilson County represents an investment of $8.6 million and will create 43 new jobs over the next four years.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce WS Packaging Group, Inc. to Expand and Consolidate Operations in Knoxville

Thursday, February 06, 2014 | 11:00 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with WS Packaging Group, Inc. officials today announced the company will expand its current operations in Knoxville by opening a new location in the PBR Building, located at 10215 Caneel Dr. In order to increase its operations to accommodate more industry market share, WS Packaging Group will also consolidate its Knoxville facilities to this more central location. The company will invest $43 million and create 231 new jobs.
 
“I want to thank WS Packaging Group for reinvesting in Tennessee, and I appreciate the new jobs being created in Knox County,” Haslam said. “One of the priorities in our Jobs4TN strategy is companies already doing business in Tennessee, and whenever a company already operating here decides to stay and expand, it further supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location the southeast for high quality jobs.”

“I’m pleased WS Packaging Group can continue to benefit from Tennessee’s ideal business climate. As a state with the lowest per capita debt in the nation and our superior logistical advantages, we pride ourselves on investing in incumbent businesses,” Hagerty said. “I appreciate the new jobs WS Packaging Group is creating in our state and look forward to their continued presence in Tennessee.”

Haslam, Beretta USA Announce New Manufacturing Facility

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 02:25 pm

World’s oldest firearms manufacturer and major U.S. defense contractor to expand to Gallatin

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Beretta USA officials announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park.

Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility and create 300 new Tennessee jobs.

Colgate-Palmolive to Locate Light Manufacturing Operation in Morristown

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 03:08 pm

Global Consumer Products Leader to Invest $25 Million, Create 75 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commisioner Bill Hagerty along with Colgate-Palmolive announced today the company will build a new manufacturing plant to make oral care products in Morristown. Colgate-Palmolive, one of the world’s leading consumer products companies, will invest $25 million in manufacturing equipment and building and infrastructure improvements, and create 75 new jobs in Hamblen County.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Conduit Global to Locate New Call Center Operations in Memphis

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 11:41 am

Leading Business Process Outsourcing Company to Create More Than 1,000 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Conduit Global officials announced today the company will locate a new, 1,000-seat call center at the Goodlett Farms Office Park in Shelby County. Conduit Global, one of the world’s largest independent, fully-integrated business process outsourcing companies, will invest $8 million in building and infrastructure improvements and create more than 1,000 new jobs in Memphis.