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Jackson Industrial Development Can Offer Incentive Packages

The Jackson County Industrial Development Board now authorized to enter into incentive agreements with industries interested in moving into the county. Gainesboro Aldermen and the Jackson County Commissioners passed a resolution allowing the board to offer tax abatement pilot programs. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said the resolution stipulates that incentives will be tied to job creation and attractive pay. ... Read More »

Jackson’s Polk Sallet Festival Showcasing Upgrades

Jackson County’s 46th annual Polk Sallet Festival underway, showcasing the newly ungraded Fairgrounds Community Building. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said the building is upgraded and almost complete, but still has some work to be done. He said the kitchen is fully renovated. He said downtown Gainesboro businesses have put together a “Shop Hop” event on Saturday as well. He ... Read More »

Jackson IDB Closes On Old Eaton Building

Jackson County has closed on the purchase of an industrial building on North Grundy Quarles Highway, vacant for the better part of eight years. Mayor Randy Heady said the Industrial Development Board has been working on a deal for two years. He said he hopes to lease the building to a client that can bring some 50-80 jobs to the ... Read More »

Jackson To Purchase Building; Prepare For New Jobs

The Jackson County Industrial Development Board ratified a purchase-to-sale agreement Tuesday for an industrial building on North Grundy Quarles Highway. The county will pay $100,000 in earnest fees, and close the $1.1 million purchase within 45 days after due diligence. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said he hopes to lease the space to an employer that can bring 50-75 jobs ... Read More »

UCHRA Public Transportation Looking At EMS Agreement

UCHRA considering agreements with local EMS departments to ensure that residents can receive transportation services during extreme weather. Executive Director Mark Farley said during the early January storm, UCHRA Public Transportation did not have vehicles equipped to travel safely on local roads. He said many residents missed medical appointments without the service. “It could be a number of different things ... Read More »

Heady And Other UC Mayors Asked Bill Lee For Recurring Funding

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady among six Upper Cumberland Mayors who met with Governor Bill Lee to request recurring county funding. Heady said state government has always been open to offering the Upper Cumberland funding when available. He said he appreciates Lee advocating for rural communities, and long-term revenue commitment is another way for him to do that. “One-time money’s ... Read More »

Jackson County Mayor: UC Needs More Collaboration Between Counties

UCHRA Board Chairman Randy Heady said the region’s success relies on collaboration between county mayors. Heady addressed the board at Thursday’s End-Of-Year Board Meeting. Heady said county mayors need to pretend that there are no borders between cities and counties. “We need to work together,” Heady said. “We’re going to be stronger as an Upper Cumberland region. We have one ... Read More »

Jackson County Fairgrounds Booked As Renovations Near Completion

Renovations to the Jackson County Fairgrounds building are almost complete and the facility is already booked out for the next six months. Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady said that the community building is one of the most used pieces of property in the county. Heady said he thanks the Jackson County Commission for allowing him to partner with the Department ... Read More »

Jackson Mayor Heady: Rural Summit Allows For Ideas To Be Exchanged

Jackson County Mayor Randy Heady back from last week’s Rural Opportunity Summit where he said ideas were exchanged and these ideas will benefit the county. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee hosted the summit with at-risk and distressed county leaders to discuss problems and potential solutions. Heady said there were several panels and discussions held at the event. He said his biggest ... Read More »