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Transportation Plan Underway – Your Input Is Needed

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Marshall County and the municipalities of Lewisburg, Chapel Hill, Cornersville, and Petersburg are developing a comprehensive transportation plan for major roadways within and throughout Marshall County and its jurisdictions. An online interactive map has been setup to receive citizen input on current and future transportation needs throughout Marshall County. Check out the online map and share your opinions on transportation issues in Marshall County at https://tinyurl.com/CTPMarshall

You can also access an embeded interactive map on the homepage of this site.

Pathways Program Underway to Improve Workforce Development

This year, the Marshall County School System and local industries have partnered to engage students on the career opportunities available to them in Marshall County.
Each year, Marshall County students graduate from one of the county's three high schools without a true understanding of the careers and wealth creating potential that exists in Marshall County from the manufacturing sector to health care, finance, technical and professional services.
From the Pathways TN program and the Pathways South Central TN Committee, Pathways Marshall began this school year by asking each school in the county to open their doors and to make time for industries to come and speak to students about their companies and the career opportunities that they offer.
The Marshall County Memorial Library added to this program by receiving a grant to offer Career Exploration and Education to Middle School students and joined the Pathways Marshall team by bringing several business owners and career professionals to Lewisburg Middle School to speak to students on starting your own business to become a career professional in Marshall County.
The goal is to ensure that every student in the county is aware of all the career opportunities available right here in Marshall County so that they can make better informed decisions about the career paths they will take in life. By doing this, the hope is that more young people will consider a career here in Marshall County to assist in the workforce shortage facing local industries and to improve the growth, health and well-being of the county for the future.
The Pathways Marshall program will continue and just about every school in Marshall County for the remainder of the school year and plans are to extend MFG Day into a Career Night later in the school year. The plan, also, is to keep this program going each year to develop a pipeline of young talent feeding into the workforce of Marshall County.

Lewisburg Wins Grant for Industrial Site Development

 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.
“I would like to congratulate the 13 communities receiving Site Development Grants,” Lee said. “One of Tennessee’s major initiatives is helping rural communities, and with the assistance of these grants, these communities will be better positioned for economic success and investment. I look forward to seeing these communities continue to grow and excel.”
The grants are intended to help rural communities overcome barriers to achieve Select
Tennessee site certification and prepare them to receive economic development projects that will create jobs in their communities. The funds assist communities in completing infrastructure needs and making engineering improvements onproject-ready sites.
“When a company is looking to expand or locate new operations in our state, one of the most important assets a community can have to land a project is a shovel-ready site,” Rolfe said. “I am proud of these 13 communities for taking the initiative to be better prepared for economic growth with the assistance of the Site Development Grants.”
“Through the Site Development Grants, we are partnering with these communities to help them remain competitive in the economic development game by creating project-ready sites,” said
Sammie Arnold, TNECD assistant commissioner of Community and Rural Development. “With this investment, we expect to see more job creation and anticipate future growth in these communities.”
The Site Development Grant program works in cooperation with the department’s Select Tennessee Site Certification program.
Applications were reviewed by an advisory committee made up of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Austin Consulting, Tennessee Valley Authority, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Department of
Transportation and USDA Rural Development.
The grants awarded include:
Lewisburg Industrial Development Board: 
I-65 Commerce Park, $378,000 – Purchase of 27 acres

Decatur County:
Decatur County Industrial Site, $95,000 – Conduct due diligence studies

Grundy County:
Pelham Industrial Park, $500,000 – Grading of nine acres and extension of access road, water line and sewer line

Lauderdale County: 
Viar Avenue/Ripley Power & Light Industrial Building, $496,871 – Building improvements including repair of the roof, replacement of restroom facilities and clearance of interior office space

City of Henderson:
Henderson Industrial Park, $448,200 – Clearing and grading of 15 acres of land

Hawkins County Industrial Development Board:
Phipps Bend Industrial Park Lots 11, 17 and 18, $99,288 – Conduct due diligence studies

Macon County:
Lafayette/Macon County Industrial Park Site, $27,000 – Development of a Master Plan

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

Stewart County:
Stewart-Houston Industrial Park, $35,155 – Conduct archeological survey, prepare topography and grading plan, and perform rail feasibility study

City of Jackson:
Highway 223 East Site, $379,546 – Clearing of 16 acres and design of a new industrial access road

City of Morristown:
East Tennessee Progress Center, $1,000,000 – Grading to prepare 1 million square foot building site

City of Columbia Tennessee Industrial Development Board: 
Oakland Rail Site, $1,000,000 – Purchase 129 acres of land

Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board: 
Clarksville Montgomery County Corporate Business Park North, $500,000 – Grading of 42 acres

TNECD is currently accepting applications for the next round of Site Development Grants. All local governments interested in receiving Site Development Grants must submit a Letter of Intent by March 8, 2019 and a completed application by April 5, 2019. Additional information regarding the grants can be found here.
Each application was supported by the community’s senator and representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To Grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth.
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Lewisburg Named Top 20 Dynamic Micropolitan in U.S.

 
Lewisburg was recently named a Top 20 Most Dynamic Micropolitan in the U.S. According to a study by the Walton Family Foundation. Click Here to Read Entire Study Lewisburg ranked 14th in the Top 100 Micropolitans as the study stated: Lewisburg is one of the few micros in the top 20 not anchored by oil and natural gas production or natural amenity-centered tourism. Roughly halfway between the growing metros of Nashville, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama, the small town has itselfbecome an enticing environment for companies looking to add manufacturing facilities. The local government’s economic development group has actively advertised the micro to manufacturers, with a webpagecontaining information on the explicit process to receive tax incentives, the area’s workforce characteristics, and the types of manufacturers the developers are most interested in. This self-branding seems to have been successful, with nine of the micro’s 11 largest employers either coming to the area or expanding existing operations from 2012 to 2016. Such growth has resulted in strong performances across multiple index components, with positive z-scores in all but the level of per-capita personal income and the second strongest 2013-2017 average annual pay growth of any micro. Lewisburg’s impressive rise does not look to be slowing. In mid-2017, Chinese company Minth Group, an automotive parts supplier, announced plans to invest over $13 million in a new manufacturing facility in Lewisburg; the new plant will create 200 jobs.
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