Tennessee is the “2013 State of the Year,” according to Business Facilities magazine, a national economic development publication. Tennessee’s top five economic development projects created a total of 6,900 jobs, $3.2 billion in capital investment and included seven expansions and three new recruitment's. The coolest thing about this story is that Rutherford County played a major role in attaining this status.
The magazine picked the state after evaluating the top five projects for the number of jobs created and amount of capital invested from October 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013. “A lot of hard work goes into keeping Tennessee competitive, and I want to thank Business Facilities for recognizing the efforts of so many people across the state,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.
The top economic development projects for number of jobs created and amount of capital invested from Oct. 1, 2012 –Oct. 31, 2013 include the following.
Top Five Projects for Jobs:
- Nissan North America, Inc. (Rutherford County): 1,400 jobs
- Calsonic Kansei North America, Inc. (Bedford, Marshall and Rutherford counties): 1,200 jobs
- Hankook Tire Co., Ltd (Montgomery County):1,800 jobs
- ARAMARK (Davidson County): 1,500 jobs
- UBS (Davidson County): 1,000 jobs