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Governor Haslam, commissioner Rolfe announce Tyson Foods, inc. to expand in Union City.

NASHVILLE - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) officials announced today that the food processing company will invest approximately $80 million to expand operations in Union City.

Tyson, one of the world's largest food companies, plans to create more than 300 new jobs as part of the expansion in Obion County.

Union City, Tenn.-Ground was broken for the $37M expansion of the Williams Sausage Co. in Union City.

To be located in the Northwest Tennessee Regional Industrial Park, the 180,000-square foot building will house a frozen and refrigeration warehouse and distribution center, including sandwich assembly and packaging.

Obion County Virtual Spec Building RecognizedBy Eli Dile

It has long been a common practice among economic development organizations to invest in speculative shell buildings as a business attraction tool. Spec buildings make a community more competitive in the site selection process by reducing the time and upfront costs for a company to get up and running in a new community.
But spec buildings don't come without risk. Capital is tied up in construction, and there's no guarantee a company will ever buy or lease it. Plus, constructing a building without a specific industry in mind can limit the range of potential end users, as many have specific facility requirements.

OC Workforce Development: Work Ethics Certificate ProgramOn April 11, representatives from the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council and Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Williams Sausage, CenterPoint Business Solutions, Commercial Bank, NW Tennessee Workforce Board, TCAT Newbern, and Obion County Schools met to discuss the implementation of the Work Ethics Certificate program in Obion County Schools, and the impact it could have on employment in our area.

ColorCoat, Inc Coming to South FultonSOUTH FULTON, Tenn. - Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with ColorCoat, Inc. officials announced today the company will locate new operations in South Fulton. The windows and doors coating application company will invest $600,000 and create 80 new jobs in Obion County.

Mobile American Job CenterThe Career Coach will be on-site to help people complete applications for ColorCoat as well as create resumes, learn interviewing skills, and register for Jobs4TN.gov where there are more than 90,000 jobs available. If you are interested in obtaining your high school equivalency diploma or if you are interested in other training opportunities, come get on the Coach!

ColorCoat - Industrial Announcement & Hiring OpportunitiesApril10, 2017; South Fulton, TN

ColorCoat Inc., a windows and doors coating application company, will invest $600,000 and create 80 new jobs in Obion County.

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner Bob Rolfe — along with ColorCoat Inc. officials — announced today the company will locate new operations in South Fulton.

“I want to thank ColorCoat for choosing to locate its new facility in South Fulton and for creating 80 new jobs in Obion County,” Rolfe said. “This is a big win for South Fulton and the State of Tennessee and I look forward to our future partnership with ColorCoat and seeing this company grow and succeed in our state.”

Wise StaffingWise Staffing Group, headquartered in Mississippi, is a full service human resource company specializing in direct hire, temporary short term/long term and temp to hire services with an emphasis on providing excellent customer service.

TN Business Owner & Iranian Immigrant Invests, Shows the Economic Impact of Immigrant PopulationUNION CITY, TN--- During a press conference on Tuesday, approximately twenty business and community leaders and elected officials joined Darius and Susan Mir, Iranian immigrants and local business owners of Made In America Seating, a seating manufacturing company based in Union City, Tennessee, to hear his personal story and call for comprehensive immigration reform.

UNION CITY, Tenn. - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd and Mlliams Sausage Company, Inc officials announced today that the longtime Tennessee food manufacturer will build a second plant in Union City. The expansion will create 226 newjobs in Obion County over the next five years.