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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.

Obion County Farmer's Market merchandise is now available! Call Lauren at the Chamber to order! Shirts are $12 and reusable bags are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5!

Jessica sells Lula Roe out of her home and recently became a member of our chamber! Each month, proceeds from her business are donated to local charities as well as organizations world wide. We are so lucky to have Jessica and her family in Obion County!

Did you know the library has a beautiful outdoor space where they hold events in the summer? There’s an amphitheater, walking track, butterfly garden, and a beautiful fountain! Head on over to their Facebook so you can stay up-to-date on all of the FUN this summer and all year round!!
A & J Savage opened in 1981 and they buy any type of scrap metal. They have an awesome operation and we had no idea all they did until our official tour from the owner, Jock Johnson!! Thanks for letting us come hang out for a bit!
Obion County Mayoral Forum

Thank you to the over 75 community members that came out to hear from our 3 Obion County Mayoral Candidates! Each candidate was asked the 3 following questions before the forum:

1) In discussions with each candidate, you each expressed the need for more quality jobs in Obion County. What is your plan to fill existing job openings as well as recruiting new jobs? How would you fund this initiative?

Complete Tennessee

Pilot program encourages regional strategies to support college attainment.

NASHVILLE, TN - Nonprofit post-secondary advocacy organization Complete Tennessee today announced a new pilot program to support the development and implementation of regional strategies for post-secondary attainment. The "College Completion Communities” program will encourage stakeholders to develop targeted plans that can address local attainment challenges and help more students access and complete post-secondary programs... Read more here.

Delta Leadership Institute Session Focuses on Partnering for Community Success

The Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy met in Jonesboro, AR, from June 5-7, for its fifth session of the year. The session began with a service opportunity at the Foodbank of Northeast Arkansas that introduced DLI fellows to the role food banks and pantries play in addressing food insecurity and hunger challenges in rural communities.... Read more here

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