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Low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are available to businesses and residents in Tennessee following the announcement of a Presidential disaster declaration due to the severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes on Dec. 10-11, 2021.

"SBA's mission-driven team stands ready to help Tennessee small businesses and residents impacted by this disaster in every way possible under President Biden's disaster declaration for certain affected areas," said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman.

West Jordan, Utah – December 3, 2021. – Excel Boats, the nation's premier aluminum boat manufacturer, announced Sam Sinclair Jr. joined the company as the General Manager of both the Arkansas and Tennessee manufacturing facilities.

In his role, Sinclair will focus on increasing efficiencies and continuing the growth of the
Arkansas and Tennessee product lines. He will provide strategic direction for the boat division while providing budget oversight and identify areas to implement continuous improvement initiatives.

Review of 2021

See some of our accomplishments in 2021 here!

The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Discovery Award recognizes individuals for their contributions to inspiring children and adults to see beyond.

Union City, Tenn.—Discovery Park of America has announced the honorees for The Robert E. and Jenny D. Kirkland Discovery Awards Gala that will be held Saturday, March 5, 2022, at the museum and heritage park. The award recognizes individuals whose work, like that of Discovery Park, brings enlightenment, inspiration, and education to those whose lives they’ve touched.

Miles and Bishop

Miles and Bishop celebrated their Ribbon Cutting in December!


According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the section of I-69 that runs alongside Discovery Park of America from a little northwest of the former Wingfoot Golf Course to Reelfoot Avenue was the first of three projects that encompass the I-69 loop around Union City.

Downtown Union City

In the early 1900s, the Nailling building in Union City, Tenn. was one of the most modern office buildings in the region. While the outside was brick and stone, the interior featured imported tile, beamed ceilings, and elaborate fresco flooring.

BIRMINGHAM, AL (November 12, 2021) –The Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation has chosen Retail Strategies, the leading national community development firm, to develop and execute a retail recruitment strategy for Obion County with a focus on Union City. Union City previously partnered with Retail Strategies as participants in Retail Academy through a TNECD grant in 2019 and 2020.

Tornado Cash

The Obion County Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Union City, and Union City Schools recently partnered to offer Tornado Cash this holiday season! Faculty and staff in Union City Schools received $200 to spend at local participating businesses.

Obion County Public Service Day

The Adult Leadership Obion County 2021-2022 class recently participated in Public Service Day on November 3rd. The class visited Union City Energy Authority, Obion County Mayors Office, and the Union City Municipal Building.