Friday, October 31, 2014

City of Lewisburg Wins National High Performance Economic Development Award for Most Jobs Announced in 2013/2104

Organization wins award ahead of 200+ economic development organizations surveyed

City of Lewisburg is proud to announce that in a survey of over 200 economic development organizations from around the country, they reported the most jobs than any other organization in 2014 for a population less than 25,000. Compared to similar sized organizations, City of Lewisburg announced 852 jobs.

Denver, Colorado-based Atlas Advertising collected data from more than 200 economic development organizations in 40+ states and eight countries in their 2013/2014 benchmarking survey, which included organization-specific information such as: location, population, annual budget, number of full time staff, jobs announced in the past 12 months, website visits over the past 12 months, number of organizations serviced, and capital invested in a particular community. The results were compiled and presented in Atlas’ 2014 white paper, “Putting High Performance Economic Development into Practice: A Guide for Economic Development Leaders and Their Boards.” The award is detailed at:
“City of Lewisburg, with their superior performance in the economic development industry, has shown itself to be one of the highest performers in the nation,” said Ben Wright, CEO of Atlas.  “Their leadership and staff have truly made a difference in the city of Lewisburg.” 

About City of Lewisburg
Lewisburg is a beautiful small town nestled in the hills of Southern Middle Tennessee. It’s a place of backyards and front porches where industry meets the farmland, community and culture are neighbors, and tradition and progress are friends. Located less than an hour’s drive from Nashville and an hour’s drive from Huntsville, Alabama, Lewisburg is located right in the heart of Southern Middle Tennessee.

About Atlas Advertising

Atlas Advertising is a niche economic development marketing, strategy, and creative firm whose goal is to connect people to places and ideas to action. They help communities (cities, states, regions, countries) grow their economies, attract talent, and compete for jobs through technology and strategy.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Comfort Research Celebrates Production of 1,000,000th Bean Bag Chair in Lewisburg

Comfort Research began producing their Famous Big Joe Bean Bag Chairs in October 2013 and in one year celebrated production of their 1,000,000th bean bag on October 24, 2014 at the Lewisburg, TN facility

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Manufacturing Day held at MCHS in Lewisburg

The City of Lewisburg, the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce and the Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board hosted a Manufacturing Day event at MCHS in Lewisburg on Tuesday, October 7, 2014.
Walker Die Casting, Talos Engineered Products, RockTenn, Lewisburg Printing Company, Magneti Marelli, Teledyne, Southern Carton and Calsonic Kansei North America all set up booths with information about their companies, careers at their companies and the paths to obtaining those careers for students at MCHS to learn.
The event was part of a national #MfgDay14 event to reconnect middle and high school students with the great careers available in today's manufacturing in America.
The Lewisburg Economic Development Department, the Chamber and the JECDB were joined by the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, the Tennessee Career Center and the Spot Lowe Technology Center in teaching students about training available to help them become better candidates for employment in manufacturing.
The event is part of an effort by local agencies to develop the workforce in Marshall County and the labor shed region for the more than 54 manufacturers operating in Lewisburg and Marshall County.