Thursday, October 29, 2015
Improves TVA Sustainable Community Status from Silver to Gold
The city of Lewisburg, Tenn., has been named a Valley Sustainable Gold Community by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) – up from Silver Level status earned in 2013.
The Valley Sustainable Communities Program initiated by TVA Economic Development helps communities document and improve existing sustainability programs to increase their competitiveness when companies are considering investing in new or expanded locations.
Lewisburg completed the program sponsored by TVA, which was developed and administered by consultant Boyette Strategic Advisors (BSA), in 2013. At that time, the community achieved a Silver Level Valley Sustainable Community status.
This year, TVA and BSA opened the program again for new communities and for those seeking to upgrade their current status. Lewisburg recognized that the community leadership had implemented several new sustainability programs with even more being planned. With this information, the Sustainable Community Committee re-applied and was pleased to discover that Lewisburg moved up to Gold Level status.
“We are proud that Lewisburg has completed the Valley Sustainable Communities Program,” said Del Boyette, president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors. “The Gold level designation recognizes that Lewisburg has community-wide sustainability in place, with some programs available to support the business community and take advantage of economic development opportunities.”
Sustainability has become a key issue for economic development organizations and communities as more corporations have demonstrated an increasing commitment to sustainability. More than 90 percent of corporate real estate executives who responded to a CoreNet Global survey on sustainability said that it is a consideration in their company location decisions. The typical reasons for this corporate commitment are reduced operating costs for increased profitability and greater employee satisfaction.
“TVA Economic Development’s mission includes working with Valley communities to help prepare them to be ready for economic growth opportunities,” said John Bradley, TVA SVP of Economic Development. “We are seeing that more and more companies have an increasing business emphasis on sustainable operations, and are adding this component to their RFIs as they search for a community where they can locate, grow, and enhance their company’s sustainability commitments.”
By the end of 2015, 28 communities in the TVA Region have achieved either Silver, Gold or Platinum level Valley Sustainable Community status through the program. Lewisburg will now become one of 14 communities to obtain Gold Level status, including nearby communities such as Franklin and Murfreesboro and larger communities such as Memphis, TN and Huntsville, AL.
Lewisburg Sustainable Community Team members include, Mayor Jim Bingham, Barbara Woods, Lisa Jackson, JECB Director Mike Wiles and Lewisburg ED Director Greg Lowe. The team will receive the TVA Sustainable Community Gold Level Award at a luncheon on December 1 in Nashville.
“This kind of recognition validates our efforts to become a progressive, business-friendly and environmentally sound community,” said Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham. “We are going to continue efforts such as this as we move forward with more plans and projects to make Lewisburg the best city to live, work and do business.”
Friday, October 23, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
GOVERNOR HASLAM, COMMISSIONER BOYD ANNOUNCE MULTIMATIC TENNESSEE LLC TO LOCATE NEW FACILITY IN LEWISBURG
Global Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Invest Over $20 Million, Create 181 New Jobs
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy
Boyd along with Multimatic Tennessee LLC officials announced today the company will locate new automotive manufacturing operations in Lewisburg. Multimatic will invest more than $20 million in building upgrades and new robotic welding infrastructure and create 181 new jobs in Marshall County.
“We want to welcome Multimatic to Tennessee and thank them for the investment in Marshall County and the new jobs that will be created in Lewisburg,” Haslam said. “Here in Tennessee, we work to create a business-friendly environment that attracts new companies to the state while helping them grow and succeed, and today’s announcement brings us one step closer toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“Home to more than 900 automotive suppliers and manufacturers, Tennessee is known worldwide for its strength and momentum in the automotive sector,” Boyd said. “It means a great deal when a global company like
Multimatic chooses to grow its operations and invest in our state, and we thank the company for creating these new jobs in Lewisburg and Marshall County.”
“We were initially drawn to Tennessee to support the production and supply requirements of an important customer to Multimatic,” Sam Bozzo, vice president, Multimatic Structures and Suspension, said. “From the time that a site was identified in Lewisburg, our team has been impressed with the city and the support received from the state and the Department of Economic and Community Development.”
"We are proud to welcome Multimatic to our industrial family," Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham said. "
Multimatic is a great company providing high-quality jobs to our community. The state of Tennessee continues to prove that it is the best state for automotive, and Lewisburg is pleased to play its role in attracting automotive companies to the state and region."
A listing of available positions at Multimatic’s Lewisburg facility can be found atcareers.multimatic.com.
Lewisburg and Marshall County are represented by Sen. Jim Tracy (R – Shelbyville) and Rep. Billy Spivey (R – Lewisburg) in the Tennessee General Assembly.
About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Tennessee was named 2014 and 2013 “State of the Year” for economic development
byBusiness Facilities magazine. The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM AND TENNESSEE TOURISM
ANNOUNCE RECORD-BREAKING ECONOMIC IMPACT NUMBERS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, today announced during a special event at the Ryman Auditorium that tourism’s direct domestic and international travel expenditures reached $17.7 billion in 2014, up 6.3 percent, and an all-time high for the state. Tourism-generated jobs for Tennesseans reached 152,900, an increase of 2.8 percent. State and local sales tax revenue for the industry topped $1.5 billion, up 7 percent over 2013, and the ninth consecutive year tourism topped $1 billion, according to the latest statistics from the 2014 Economic Impact of Travel on Tennessee as reported by U.S. Travel Association.
For the first time in history, travel to Tennessee topped 100 million, achieving 101.3 million person stays, a 5.1 percent increase over 2013. International travel increased 8.4 percent, reaching $576.5 million in economic impact. All 95 counties in Tennessee had more than $1 million in direct travel expenditures, 19 counties saw more than $100 million, and three counties, Davidson, Shelby and Sevier, had more than $1 billion in economic impact. Knox and Hamilton Counties round out the Top 5 with nearly $1 billion in economic impact. Tennessee is ranked in the Top 10 destinations in the U.S.
for total travel.
Tourists spent a total of $21.57 million in Marshall County in 2014, an increase of 2.4% compared to 2013, generating a total of $1.26 million in state and $0.57 million in local tax revenues, increases of 3.2% and 2.6%, respectively. A total of 146 Marshall Countians
are employed in tourism-related fields.
“This increase in tourism across the board is a result of the strategic work of Tourist Development, the Tourism Committee, and the entire tourism and hospitality industry,” Haslam said. “We want Tennessee to be a place people from all over the world want to visit. The data
shows that’s happening, and more jobs and $1.5 billion in sales tax revenue is good news for every Tennessean.”
Tennessee’s customer satisfaction landed at an impressive 8.5 out of 10. The satisfaction scores are greater than those of the average U.S.
“Tourists are drawn to Tennessee for our world-renown music, outstanding attractions, stunning scenic beauty,” Triplett said. “But, at the end of the day, people keep coming to Tennessee for our authenticity and exceptional, Southern hospitality. That is the ‘made in Tennessee’ brand delivered to our visitors every day by our communities and partners.”
The Tennessee Tourism Committee, appointed in 2011 by Gov. Bill Haslam, is made up of tourism leaders in both the public and private sectors. TTC is chaired by Colin Reed, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc., and co-chaired by Jack Soden, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
and Sande Weiss, president of Music Road Resort.
information contact Cindy Dupree, director of public relations for the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, at 615-418-5752 or by email at Cindy.Dupree@tn.gov.
Explore more at tnvacation.com and join other Tennessee travelers by following “TNVacation” on Facebook, Twitter,
Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube.
Monday, August 17, 2015
The congressman heard about the companies' success since moving to Lewisburg, from growth in employment and customer bases, to their upgraded processes to become even stronger competitors in the automotive supplier markets.
At Meiwa, Rep. Desjarlais learned first hand the manufacturing process that allows Meiwa to produce high-quality interior linings for many automotive OEMs and the company's plans to expand their customer base to more automotive manufacturers in America and across the globe.
At Nichirin, Rep. Desjarlais watched the processes that
The congressman also spoke with company representatives about the challenges each
Click to see a storyboard of the Congressman's visit to Meiwa and Nichirin in Lewisburg.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
August has been a great month for events in Lewisburg from the bringing together of our college-aged kids to biking with Mayor Jim Bingham to the upcoming farm-to-table Dinner on the Square event.
On August 1, several Marshall Co.
home from college for the summer came to the Kid Again Festival at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg to play games, listen kids prizes. During the event, kids provided ideas to make Lewisburg better on to music and win notes on the big idea board. Post-It
Some of the provided:
- Smoothie / Coffee relaxing chill hangout
- More pretty landscape, flowers, trees
- Community field day
- Community pot luck dinner
- Another addition to walk on, hiking trails
- Themed movie night
- Community wide scavenger hunt
- More places to eat, more to do, places to hang out, and shopping places
- More community / environmental activities
- I’d like to see more done with the Recreation Center, a skate park would be a great addition, with
lightsand set hours
- We need places to eat, not fast food.
- More projects like this (Kids Again Festival) to show people that they have opinions again
On Saturday, 10 people put on their riding helmets, hopped on their bikes and took a 20-Mile bike ride with Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham. Mayor Bingham is an avid bike rider and wanted to share a good ride with citizens from the Community. The ride began at the Lewisburg Recreation Center and riders pedaled their way to New Lake Park for a water and snack break. The group then pedaled to the Recreation Center where
Director of Parks and Recreation Cary Whitesell treated the riders to watermelon.
This Saturday, August 22, 100 people will gather
on the Lewisburg Square to enjoy a farm-to-table dinner provided by the Marshall Co. Young Farmers and Ranchers and Ladies of the Farm Bureau. Michael Wealth Management is sponsoring wine from local winery Picker's Creek Winery as David Liggett will play guitar to entertain the crowd.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Friday, June 19, 2015
Attention Marshall and Giles County students ages 12-18. July 13th - 17th we will be holding a Coding Camp at Giles County High School.
In order to register your spot, please contact Patricia Lymon with the South Central Tennessee Workforce Alliance at 931-398-6030. Spots are limited and we are only accepting 20 applications (10 from each County) for this first camp. CALL TODAY!!!!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
|Governor Bill Haslam Presents the TDOT Grant to Lewisburg from the Lewisburg Greenway|
Grant to Fund Downtown Connector Phase I Grant is One of Three Grants Recently Awarded to the City of Lewisburg by TDOT
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today the award of a $701,138 transportation alternative grant to provide a pedestrian and bicycle facility connecting Lewisburg Square with Rock Creek Park.
The Downtown Connector Project, which will be constructed in four phases, includes parking, sidewalks, and a path, eventually connecting to the existing Rock Creek Park path. The grant funds Phase I of the project.
"This project will improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists as well as provide residents and visitors with critical connections to different areas of the city," Haslam said. "Tennessee's downtowns are the heart of our communities, and projects like this enhance the lives of Tennesseans and make our communities more livable."
The transportation alternative grant is made possible through a federally funded program formerly known as transportation enhancement, and is administered by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).
"Through these grants, TDOT has funded more than $318 million in non-traditional transportation projects," Schroer said. "This program has assisted communities all over the state in their efforts to revitalize downtowns, highlight historic areas, provide alternative means of transportation, and increase opportunities for economic development."
A variety of activities, such as the restoration of historic facilities, bike and pedestrian trails, landscaping and other non-traditional transportation projects, are eligible for grant funds under the federal program.
The City was also awarded a TDOT Multimodal Grant to create a
connector to the Greenway at the East Commerce Bridge. The connector will allow pedestrians on the Greenway to access East Commerce and the Lewisburg Square. Along with the connector, the East Commerce bridge itself will receive a facelift.
The third grant is a TDOT Transporation Planning Grant that will reprogram and synchronize all the traffic lights in the City of Lewisburg. Lewisburg Public Works recently completed a study of all traffic lights in the City and the grant will use that study to better program and synchronize all traffic lights in the City.
State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg) represent Marshall County in the Tennessee General Assembly.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Thursday, May 21, 2015
|Lewisburg Recreation Center Director Cary Whitesell welcomes|
|Mayor Jim Bingham makes the first donation to Team Brandon|
To break in the new water slide, City Manager Randall Dunn, Public Works Director Buck Beard and City Councilman Trigg Cathey each took a turn coming down the water slide.
For 62 years, the outdoor swimming pool has been providing family fun summer after summer; and thanks to the new renovation and water slide, many more generations of Lewisburg and Marshall County families will have a place to enjoy for many, many summers to come.
|Miss Lewisburg Courtney Neill and Miss Marshall County Hannah Haynes |
Monday, May 18, 2015
Gov. Bill Haslam introduced the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) grant earlier this year and regions across the state competed for up to $1M in funding to develop and implement workforce development training. The South Central Development
Calsonic Kansei North America stepped up to be the top contributor to this project with a donation of $50,000 to help develop the training facilities in each of the four counties.
In a ceremony on Monday, May 18 at their headquarters in Shelbyville, CKNA officially made their financial donation to the project in front of the CKNA leadership and local officials from each of the four counties.
For Marshall County, this will mean that a TCAT-Shelbyville facility will be created in the city-owned building at 218 West Commerce, just off the Lewisburg Square. Starting in September, students will be given the opportunity to take 24-month training at the Lewisburg facility to become certified in Industrial Maintenance - a much-needed skill for several of the local industries in Marshall and surrounding counties.
"There is no greater industrial partner
|CKNA CEO Shingo Yamamoto thanks everyone at the Ceremony for their support of the LEAP Grant|
|CKNA COO Eric Huch talks about the importance of workforce development in the region.|
Along with CKNA's donation to the
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Google+ Storyboard Link to MFG Day 2015 at MCHS - April 17, 2015
Students at MCHS learned about local manufacturing companies, the products they make and the path to careers to those companies. Click the link above to view a photo storyboard about the day.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
|Dr. Laray Rector Memorial Ride |
|Crossing the Finish Line in the First of Three Races at Hell of the South in Lewisburg, TN|
|Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham set to join the race.|
Friday, April 10, 2015
Marshall Co. Chamber of Commerce annual Business Expo enjoyed a great turnout of local businesses, agencies and people highlighting some of the small businesses and service agencies that help drive the local economy of Marshall County.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
More than 18 employers are set to
To view available jobs in your area, visit Jobs4TN Online that has more than 90,000 Tennessee jobs listed daily https://www.jobs4tn.gov/.
WHAT: Jobs4TN Hiring Event Lewisburg
WHEN: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CDT)
WHERE: Lewisburg Recreation Center
1551 Mooresville Hwy
Lewisburg, TN 37091
Some Participating Organizations
R. E. West Transportation
National Pen Company
Maury County Public Schools
Complete Care Choice
Walmart Distribution Center
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The college will be open from 9 a.m.
For more information on TCAT-Pulaski’s February 3 open house, call 424-4014.
Friday, January 23, 2015
|Lyn Stacey - CTE Director|
Leadership Marshall is a program created and directed by Lynda Potts of Lewisburg and offers local residents the opportunity to take the course and learn about the community in which they live. At the end of the course, the class of students chooses and implements a community development project that has ranged from park benches for the Greenway to creating the Junior Leadership Marshall program.
Junior Leadership Marshall invites students from each of the three high schools in Marshall County to take part in a program similar to the adult version - Leadership Marshall.
|Dave Kennedy of Southern Carton|
Last week, Marshall County hosted all three Leadership groups to tour Marshall County with Junior Leadership Marshall and Leadership Marshall
|Wayne Wolf of Old Hickory Smokehouse|
Junior Leadership Marshall
Participants in the Junior Leadership Marshall and Leadership Marshall will continue to take tours of the community for History Day, Local Government Day, State Government Day and more.
The Gattis Leadership participants will continue to take tours of each of the counties in the program to learn what each has to offer and what each faces.
|AME Instructor Danny Adams of|
Spot Lowe Technology Center