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Obion County Chamber News

Workforce is a critical issue everywhere and communities are being creative in solving real challenges with impact. The Obion County (TN) Joint Economic Development Council is addressing their leading workforce challenge head-on. I had the opportunity to visit with Lindsay Frilling, President, about their initiative.

Tell me about the situation driving this initiative.
Over the last 5 years, we've had 1,200 new jobs announced. We initially thought we would create a campaign to recruit talent to move to Obion County. We asked employers to become involved in the talent recruitment campaign. Although they were interested and supportive, what happened instead they shared critical workforce issues. We didn't fully understand the extent of challenges until we intentionally explored. Limited childcare availability was a major issue.

AT&T Launches Fixed Wireless Internet in Obion County and other Rural and Underserved Areas in Tennessee

TROY, TN., July 27, 2017- AT&T* Fixed Wireless Internet1 is now available for rural and underserved locations in parts of Obion County.

Joined by State Senator John Stevens, State Representatives Andy Holt, Bill Sanderson and other community leaders, AT&T announced that residents in Troy and other areas are included in the initial rural and underserved locations in Tennessee to which AT&T has extended Fixed Wireless Internet as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment. As a part of this commitment, we plan to reach over 400,000 locations by the end of 2017, and over 1.1 million locations nationwide by 2020.

Gov. Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett Announce $19.3 Billion in Economic Impact for Tennessee Tourism Industry

Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Kevin Triplett announced Tennessee tourism's direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached an all-time record high of $19.3 billion in 2016, up 4.7 percent over the previous year, as reported by the U.S. Travel Association. The announcement was made during a press conference Aug. 22 at the historic Clayborn Temple in Memphis.

Jai Templeton, Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture, was the guest speaker at the 2nd annual Farmer's Harvest Breakfast! We were excited to hear him speak, as this is just a preview to our JEDC Annual Banquet!

Commissioner Templeton will be our guest speaker on November 2, 2017 at Discovery Park to celebrate Obion County!!

We were happy to kick off the Obion County Fair this year with our annual ribbon cutting!

What a huge turnout! We were excited to celebrate Union City Surgery Center and look forward to watching them grow! We are grateful for wonderful, passionate people that strive to take care of the people of Obion County!

Thank you to Sullivan Dentistry for hosting Business After Hours to welcome in their newest addition, Dr. Laura Clark! We had a wonderful time and a great turnout!

E.W. James & Sons
705 E. Reelfoot Ave, Union City, TN 38261

Calla Lilly
705 E. Reelfot #2, Union City, TN 38261

Mayor David Lamb
700 Milton Counce Dr. South Fulton, TN 38257

90 Degree's South Framing, LLC
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107 West Westbrook, Troy, TN 38260

Fermveh Fox & Martin Coffee House
407 S Lindell St, Martin, Tennessee 38237

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