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Obion County Virtual Spec Building Recognized

By 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.

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.

OC Workforce Development: Work Ethics Certificate Program

On 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 Fulton

SOUTH 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.

Congressman Kustoff visits Jiffy Steamer!

Union City, TN – The Williams Sausage Company in Union City has been named the Deal of the Year for the 2017 Journal of Tax Credits Industry Award.

2nd Annual Hops and Barley Appreciation Day this Sunday August 5th from 2-4 pm!

  • Live music featuring “Grant Carr”
  • Bubble machine
  • Face painting
  • Corn hole

Don’t forget we will be giving away our famous cheeseburgers and hot dogs along with a variety of chips and cookies. This is a way for us to invite the community to come out and get together and give us a chance to say thanks for all the continued support! We will also be accepting any approve food donations that will be turned over to the Union City and Obion County school systems Backpack Program.)

Thanks in advance for you continued support!

Governor Haslam, Commission Rolfe Award ThreeStar Grants to Sixty Tennessee Counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today the 60 counties that will receive ThreeStar Grants. The grants will be used for a variety of local programs addressing economic development, education and workforce development, public safety, health and efficient government. “Providing more opportunities for Tennesseans is one of our state’s main.... Read More here

Delta Leadership Institute Graduates 6 Tennessee Leaders Poised to Support Economic Development Efforts

PADUCAH, Ky. – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) congratulates six new Tennessee graduates of the Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy who now have the tools to support DRA’s efforts to create jobs, build communities, and improve lives across west Tennessee and the Delta region. The six graduates completed the year-long DLI Executive Academy, a training program that brings together public, private, and nonprofit-sector leaders from each of the eight states served by DRA. The program equips participants with the tools, experiences and networks that will help them create new economic opportunities in Delta communities as well as support the growth of..... Read more here.

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