Discovery Park of America Sets Attendance Record

More students on field trips visited Fri., May 3 than any other single day in the museum’s 5-year history.

Union City, TN – Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation in Obion County recently graduated from TVA’s Valley Workforce Institute. The Valley Workforce Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, is designed to assist economic developers in understanding and selling their workforce assets and address talent pipeline challenges in today’s economy. The program is offered to community economic development professionals in the TVA service area to help foster long-term success.

Legislative Breakfast

We had a great turnout for the 2019 Legislative Breakfast hosted by the Obion County Farm Bureau on May 10! Senator John Stevens, Representative Andy Holt and Representative Bill Sanderson provided updates for constituents, following the completion of the legislative session.

Excel Boats to Locate in Union City, TN

Union City, TN – December 4, 2018

Obion County is full of outdoor enthusiasts who will one day be able to purchase boats made locally.

Members of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council and Obion County Chamber of Commerce joined officials from Excel Boat Company this morning to announce an expansion of the Arkansas company here in Union City.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 13 communities will receive more than $5 million in Site Development Grant funding.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act supported by the Tennessee General Assembly for the last three years.

Adult Leadership Obion County

Members of the 2018-2019 Adult Leadership Obion County class have been busy learning about legislation, economic and community development.

Union City, TN – Lindsay Frilling, CEO of the Obion County Joint Economic Development Corporation in Obion County recently graduated from TVA’s Valley Workforce Institute. The Valley Workforce Institute, developed and sponsored by TVA Economic Development, is designed to assist economic developers in understanding and selling their workforce assets and address talent pipeline challenges in today’s economy.

West Tennessee Retail Alliance

The West Tennessee Retail Alliance hosted Casey Kidd with NaviRetail last week. Casey gave a presentation on Incentives Strategies for Retail Development.

Obion County Farmer's and Artisan's Market is open!

The market is held at the Pavilion at Houser Creek beside Discovery Park of America. There is parking lot parking available, as well as street/parallel parking.

We believe in promoting our local farmers and artist, providing for our community and building healthy lifestyles for future generations.

2019 Annual Golf Tournament Recap

Our 2019 Annual Golf Tournament is in the books! We had a great weather, great teams, and great prizes! We appreciate all of our sponsors, donors, and players. Congratulations to our tournament winner, Commercial Bank!

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"NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 13 communities will receive more than $5 million in Site Development Grant funding.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act supported by the Tennessee General Assembly for the last three years....

The grants awarded include:
Obion County Joint Economic Development Council:
Titan Golf Course site, $90,000 – Conduct due diligence studies

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 4, 2019) — AgLaunch and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center are again partnering for a week-long agri-tech bootcamp to support Tennessee agriculture startup teams. The bootcamp will be held on the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture campus in Knoxville from July 8-12, 2019. Teams accepted into the program will experience best-in-class agricultural entrepreneurship programming and have access to investors, mentors, and farmers.

Eligible applicants must be located in Tennessee.

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