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Highlands Economic Partnership Optimistic About Industrial Prospects

Highlands Economic officials said they are optimistic about the region’s industrial prospects after a recent visit from state development officials. President and CEO Amy New said they try to bring in industrial partners and project managers annually to the area. The recent visit included representatives from the state department of Economic and Community Development and TVA. New said familiarity with ... Read More »

Cookeville Putnam Chamber Seeing Success In Recruiting Sport Tournaments

Cookeville Putnam County Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Amy New said efforts to recruit sporting events to Putnam County are stronger than ever. New said over a dozen tournaments have been secured this calendar with several others in the future. “We think we have kind of figured it out after talking with tournament directors,” New said. “They are talking ... Read More »

Tennessee Tech Foundation Board Welcomes Three New Members

The Tennessee Tech University Foundation Board of Directors has appointed three new members: Alfonzo Alexander, Nathan Burton and Amy New. The Foundation Board is comprised of distinguished Tech alumni and friends who have shown a continued interest in the university and the advancement of higher education. Kevin Braswell is the Vice President for University Advancement. He said that each is ... Read More »

FedEx Expansion On Tennessee Avenue Breaks Ground

FedEx broke ground on its new distribution facility coming to Cookeville’s Tennessee Avenue Wednesday morning. The some 251,000 square foot ground distribution facility will bring up to 250 jobs to the area. Highlands Economic Partnership President/CEO Amy New said the site will impact more than just the workforce. “It also really helps our existing industries,” New said. “Even next door ... Read More »

Putnam Tourism Leaders Targeting Soccer And Lacrosse Tournaments

Local tourism leaders want to bring soccer and lacrosse tournaments to Putnam County. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Amy New said several contracts are expiring. New said organizers want to move away from urban areas and come to more rural cities. “We’re seeing people want to move from those Urban areas like Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville because of the costs,” ... Read More »

Highlands Economic Partnership Including Private Donors In Next Phase

The Highlands Economic Partnership restructuring its target for investors to include more private donors. CEO and President Amy New said historically, the partnership has focused on industries or companies. Moving forward, New said private investors will also be a focus. “We’re really going to also look for individual investors who are interested in really just making their community a better ... Read More »

Cookeville Chamber Of Commerce To Host 16th Annual Meeting

Cookeville-Putnam County’s Chamber of Commerce is coming back for its 16th annual meeting on Tuesday, February 8th. Chamber President Amy New said that the chamber is celebrating its 75th year. She said that it’s an exciting event to honor the chamber’s founders and all of the businesses who have come to Cookeville since its inception. “Cookeville is growing so much ... Read More »

Leslie Town Centre Working For Post-COVID Comeback

Revenue is down at least some 55 percent for the Leslie Town Centre because of COVID cancellations. Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy New said that the lack of events has impacted the bottom line. “A good reference would be that in the 4th quarter of last year, fiscal year 20, we only had six events in the entire ... Read More »

Cookeville-Putnam Chamber Of Commerce Seeking To Advocate For Local Businesses In Legislature

The Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce is seeking to make the voices of businesses in the community heard at every legislative level. President and CEO Amy New said that’s why they’re asking for responses to the chamber’s Legislative Advocacy Survey. “At the local level, the state level, and to the federal level that we’re representing our business community whether it’s ... Read More »