Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Ribbon Cutting Held for Newly Renovated George W. Turner Building in the Lewisburg Housing Authority


The Lewisburg Housing Authority held a ribbon cutting ceremony on 6/29/22 to celebrate the newly renovated George W. Turner Building that has long been the community center of the public housing complex. Local officials and community supporters were on hand to see the newly remodeled event center with kitchen and the board and conference room. Following the Ribbon Cutting, Lewisburg Housing Authority Director Ronald Robinson and former Lewisburg Police Chief Doug Alexander were presented with the naming of the Board & Conference Room in their honor. 

Monday, June 20, 2022

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Rockford Spring Company to Establish Operations in Lewisburg


Custom spring and wire manufacturer will invest $10 million to locate new manufacturing operations in Marshall County

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Rockford Spring Company officials announced today the company will establish new manufacturing operations in Lewisburg. 

Rockford Spring will invest $10.3 million and create 62 new jobs in Marshall County as the company locates in an existing facility at 1100 Garrett Parkway. 

By establishing a presence in Tennessee, the Illinois-based company will utilize the Lewisburg facility to serve its existing markets while also expanding its customer base in the southeastern U.S.

Founded in 1952, Rockford Spring Company manufactures custom precision springs and wire forms for the automotive, agriculture, firearms, hydraulics and outdoor power equipment, as well as many other industries. The Lewisburg facility will increase Rockford Spring’s employment to roughly 150 people across its two U.S. operations in Illinois and Tennessee. 

In the last five years, TNECD has supported more than 60 economic development projects in the Southern Middle Tennessee region, resulting in roughly 8,200 job commitments and $5.2 billion in capital investment. 

“Companies choose to invest in Tennessee because of our strong business climate and highly skilled workforce. Rockford Spring’s decision to establish operations in Lewisburg will ensure opportunity for Tennesseans in Marshall County, and I look forward to their success.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“With more than $26 billion exported in manufacturing goods annually, this industry is booming across our state. We welcome Rockford Spring to Tennessee and thank this company for its significant investment and decision to locate its second U.S. facility in Lewisburg.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“The Banas family purchased Rockford Spring in 2007 and has been growing the 70-year-old company for the last 15 years. We would like to thank the state of Tennessee, local economic development team, Marshall County and TVA along with local contractors who have all assisted in bringing Rockford Spring to Lewisburg. We are thrilled to open our new division and welcome new employment opportunities enhancing growth and continuing the positive culture we thrive to achieve. Rockford Spring looks forward to becoming a productive part of Lewisburg and striving to take on a supportive role in the community.” – Rockford Spring Company Vice President Dave Lester

“We are excited to welcome Rockford Spring to Marshall County. We look forward to the growth and opportunities a new industry will bring to our community and our citizens.” – Marshall County Mayor Mike Keny 

"We are excited to welcome Rockford Spring into the Lewisburg manufacturing family. Rockford Spring has not only renovated and upgraded one of our existing manufacturing facilities, but the company will also expand our industrial diversity into the automotive, agriculture, firearm and outdoor power equipment sectors." – Lewisburg Mayor Jim Bingham 

“TVA and Lewisburg Electric System congratulate Rockford Spring on its decision to locate operations and create new job opportunities in Marshall County. Helping to attract and retain jobs and investment to the region is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association, Marshall County Joint Economic and Community Development Board, City of Lewisburg and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to further that mission and celebrate this announcement together.”– John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“Marshall County is thrilled to have attracted Rockford Spring to our community. This project will not only boost the local manufacturing sector and provide job opportunities to more than 62 residents, but it will also strengthen the regional economy and support a more sustainable community for generations to come.” – Sen. Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro)

“The decision by Rockford Spring to open a facility in Lewisburg is a major win for Marshall County. This substantial investment will benefit our local economy while also providing more jobs for residents. I appreciate the work of everyone involved in making this announcement possible, and I look forward to the positive impact Rockford Spring will have in our community.” – Rep. Todd Warner (R-Chapel Hill)

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. Find us on the web: Follow us on TwitterInstagram and LinkedIn. Like us on Facebook. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.

TNECD Media Contact
Lindsey Tipton
Public Information Officer
(615) 339-6608

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Teledyne Cuts Ribbon on Playground at Rock Creek Park in Lewisburg, TN


Thanks to an idea from young Jackson Davis, Teledyne worked with a committee of city officials and volunteers to donate funds for a wonderful playground at Rock Creek Park (right in front of the Marshall County Memorial Library).
Click Here for More Videos and Photos of the Event

Walker Die Casting | Allison Transmission Holds Open House for Public and Job Seekers


Walker Die Casting | Allison Transmission held an Open House for the Public and Job Seekers on Sunday, May 15, 2022 | Link to Videos and More

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Public Input Sought on National Electronic Vehicle Infrastructure Plan


The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) in conjunction with The Tennessee Department of Environment & Conservation (TDEC) will host an in-person discussion, to gather public input on the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Deployment plan.


The meeting will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. CT at the following location:


May 17, 2022

City Hall

110 Elk Ave.,

Fayetteville, TN 37334


The Departments welcome feedback from the public and relevant stakeholders on the NEVI Formula Program planning process and have developed a website and on-line survey at The meeting is being held to provide the public an opportunity to provide comments regarding the Tennessee Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (TEVI) Deployment Plan. Representatives of TDOT and TDEC will be available to provide information on various aspects of this proposed project. Anyone with questions regarding the meeting should contact:


Mr. Matthew Meservy, Director Long Range Planning,

TN Department of Transportation

Nashville, TN 37243

(615) 741-3421 Phone


TDOT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, religion, color, disability, or national origin.



Westhills Elementary hosted 6th Grade Interview & Resume` Contest with help from HR Departments of ICP (Carrier), Marelli and Teledyne. Each student in the 6th grade provided resume`s and condcuted interviews for a chance to earn "jobs" with each of the employers. Those ready to be hired today and start work with participating employers are Annie Chamberlin, Teyanna Wilson, Kaycee Barnes, Matthew Brindle and Madison Mason.

@marshallcotn @marshallhappenings @MarshallCoSch @YPofMC @MCMLIB @lewisburgreccenter @MarCoSmallBusiness #makeitinMarshall #investinmc #shopmarco #visitMarCo #lewisburgtn #chapelhilltn #cornersvilletn

Friday, May 13, 2022

Women in Business Luncheon 2022 in Lewisburg, TN - Empowered Women Improve the Bottom Line


JECDB Director Emily Darnell pulled together a crew of female leaders in Lewisburg and Marshall County to bring a dream to life in the Women in Business Luncheon held at the Lewisburg Recreation Center on May 13. 

Along with Jennifer Pearson, Lee Bussart, Cary Whitesell, Terri Orr, Louisa Davis, Amanda Humphrey and Melissa Garrett, Darnell brought over 200 women of all ages and from all sectors of the Marshall County economic ecosystem together to hear from native Angie Grissom, owner and Chief Relationship Officer for Rainmaker Companies

Grissom spoke on the theme of the Luncheon "Empowered Women Improve the Bottom Line." Telling her story from Lewisburg to New York and the World, Grissom gave a remarkable presentation that touched the hearts and minds of everyone in the room. 

County Mayor Mike Keny served as emcee and presented three Awards to three deserving recipients: Lacy Hooten - Volunteer of the Year; Jessica Tietgens of Weathered Farmhouse - Business Women of the Year and Cecilia Spivey - Lifetime Achievement. 

The event was so amazing that the first event will become an annual event sure to empower women of Marshall County for years to come.

Friday, April 22, 2022

TN Broadband Map: Please Provide Your Input


The map is available on the TNECD mapping site, and the public comment period closes on May 30, 2022.


TNECD invites broadband providers, local leaders and community members to provide input on the map via TNECD’s broadband site.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

EDGE Club Learns about Law and Young Profesisonals in Lewisburg, TN


EDGE Club Learns Law and YP in Lewisburg TN | The MCHS Economic Development Growth Engine Club (EDGE) visited Davis Law Firm in downtown Lewisburg, TN on April 7 to learn about Law, Being an Attorney, Running Your Own Business/Practice and What is Required to Become an Attorney. Louisa Davis of Davis Law Firm gave the presentation; and since she also serves as the Chair of the Young Professionals of Marshall County, she was able to give the group of high school juniors information about the group, its purpose and its functions including events like Fun Fridays on the Square.  @marshallcotn @marshallhappenings @MarshallCoSch @YPofMC @MCMLIB @lewisburgreccenter @MarCoSmallBusiness  #makeitinMarshall #investinmc #shopmarco #visitMarCo #lewisburgtn #chapelhilltn #cornersvilletn 

Friday, April 1, 2022

Celebrate National Small Business Week May 2-5 | Register | Shop Local | Give a Shout Out


If you are a Small Business, consider Registering HERE for the National Small Business Week Virtual Summit. The rest of us can Celebrate National Small Business Week by Shopping Local and/or Giving a Shout Out Online and on our Social Media to our Favorite and Most Appreciated Small Businesses in Marshall County

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Become a TN Reconnector or Ambassador


Looking to Get Your Degree or Certification but Anxious about it? Or maybe you are You're A Person who Wants to Help Someone Get Their Degree or Certification. If this sounds like you, check out the links of informaton below to learn how to become a TN Reconnector or a TN Reconnect Ambassador.

It's Never Too Late to Change Pathways and Lives.

Middle TN Navigate Reconnect

Navigate Reconnect Student Intake Form

TN Reconnect Ambassador Training

TN Reconnect Ambassador Training Webinar

TN Reconnect College Websites and Contacts

Columbia State Community College:

Joni Allison – or 931.540.2655

Motlow State Community College:

Allison Barton – or 615.220.7826

Volunteer State Community College:

Amy Hoffman - or 615.230.4791

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Bird in a Bush Receives TSBDC Rising Star Award


The Tennessee Small Business Development Center of MTSU in Murfreesboro came to the Marshall County Joint Economic & Community Development Board meeting held at the Columbia State Community College Campus on March 8, 2022 to present their Rising Star Award to local small business - Bird in a Bush, owned and operated by Tammy Whaley. Bird in a Bush is a clothing and accessories store located in the downtown square of Lewisburg, TN and took full advantage of the resources offered by the TSBDC at MTSU before, during and after the pandemic that forced many small businesses to pivot and adapt. Thanks to the partnership, Bird in a Bush did that and more and now has a nice online presence & @birdinabushdesigns on FB & IG. 

Friday, March 4, 2022

Arbor Day Event for Eric Barlow Memorial Park in Lewisburg, TN

Waste Management in Partnership with the City of Lewisburg and the Tree City Committee has created a Memorial Park on a strip of land along Highway 373 (Mooresville Hwy) leading into Lewisburg, TN from Exit 32 of I-65. The Park includes several trees planted along the roadway and will include park benches and a nature trail around the property that will be maintained by Waste Management. The park is in honor of Eric Barlow who tragically lost his life in an accident near the site. Memorial benches and other landscaping are planned for the park in the next few weeks.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Old Hickory Smokehouse Creates Special Shift to Hire Students

 Old Hickory Smokehouse needed 40 employees to pack its products. They came to Spot Lowe Technology Center and the Marshall County School System and proposed a special 4-hour, afterschool shift that they would offer to students ages 16-18 at $15/HR. 86 students applied and OHS held a hiring event orientation on Feb. 10, 2022 at their facility to give the students a chance to earn money, learn the value of work and begin their paths to their next careers. The next workforce for Marshall County is in our school system and more and more employers are finding out that interacting with those students is crucial to growing and cultivating a talent pipeline in Marshall County, Tennessee. @marshallcotn @marshallhappenings @MarshallCoSch @YPofMC @MCMLIB #makeitinMarshall #investinmc #shopmarco #lewisburgtn #visitMarCo (CHECK OUT the VIDEOS of the EVENT BELOW)