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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.

When the Goodyear plant in Union City announced it was closing its doors in 2011, city officials not only had to face the loss of their community’s biggest employer but also.. Read More

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ColorCoat - Industrial Announcement and Hiring Opportunities

April10, 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.”

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