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Wilson County Receives Local Government Awards

From: The Mt. Juliet News
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Wilson County received three local government awards at the annual business meeting of the Greater Nashville Regional Council on Sept. 22 in Clarksville.

The county received an award for economic development, recognizing the continued investment in the local workforce with an educational incentive for county employees.

Realizing there are a large number of employees making less than $30,000 a year, the county wanted to find a way to help raise salaries and retain employees through educational opportunities such as with this employee tuition discount for those attending Cumberland University or the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Lebanon. Employees have an opportunity to attend the four-year university at a discounted rate, thus furthering their education and allowing for higher salary or advancement. Information sessions are provided by members of the university and the technology college for available educational grants and the discounted tuition rate and other programs and assistance offered.

The county also received an award for public works and infrastructure, recognizing the team effort by the county’s stormwater department and respective departments in Lebanon and Mt. Juliet, the Wilson County Stormwater Group, the Tennessee Environmental Council and local property owners and the developer of the impacted subdivision, to plan and execute a headwater stream restoration project.

As a team approach, the county coordinated the effort, while design and implementation was led by the Environmental Council, and property owners and the developer provided much of the materials used to turn the eroded portion of a tributary feeding the Cumberland River into a restored stream to enhance water quality and provide for aesthetic, long-term natural stabilization in an urbanized area. The key was the private and public partnership of all groups involved coming together for the common good.

The county also received a community inspiration award for public transportation awareness. Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, a member of the Regional Transportation Authority Board and participant in the Music City Marathon, was recognized for promoting public transportation in the county, as well as Middle Tennessee.

His efforts resulted in RTA providing a special event service via the Music City Star for runners participating in the marathon. The train was a success in creating awareness of public transportation and for runners by making it to the starting line stress-free. In addition, all ticket sales proceeds went to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

“Known for its countless recognition in years past for outstanding leadership and innovation, Wilson County continues to implement new opportunities and bring about program awareness not only for its citizens but the region alike, which serves as an excellent example to other communities in the Greater Nashville region, “said Sam Edwards, executive director of the Greater Nashville Regional Council.

The GNRC is made up of the 13 counties and 52 cities in the Nashville area. The council provides planning and other assistance to member governments in economic development, transportation, solid waste, loans and grants for water and sewer systems, housing, small business loans, tourism promotion, air quality and services for senior citizens.

Under Armour, Inc. Moves to Wilson County

From: The Wilson County Joint Economic & Community Development Board (JECDB)

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Under Armour, Inc. to Create 1,500 New Jobs in Mt. Juliet

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Under Armour, Inc. to Create 1,500 New Jobs in Mt. Juliet
New Distribution Center Brings More Than $100 Million Investment in Wilson County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Under Armour, Inc. officials announced today the company will build a new one million square foot distribution and warehousing facility in Beckwith Farms in Mt. Juliet. Under Armour, a global leader of performance apparel, footwear and accessories, will invest more than $100 million and create 1,500 new jobs in Wilson County over the next five years.

“We want to welcome Under Armour to Tennessee and thank the company for choosing to invest and create 1,500 new jobs in Wilson County,” Haslam said. “Under Armour’s decision to build a new distribution and warehousing facility in Mt. Juliet is another example of the business-friendly climate our state offers to companies around the world, and brings us one step closer toward our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Under Armour is an innovative, globally-renowned brand whose cutting-edge products are consistently seen on everyone from the world’s greatest athletes, to youth sports teams, to Tennesseans across the state,” Hagerty said. “Tennessee’s advanced transportation and logistics infrastructure paired with the state’s superior workforce will certainly aid in Under Armour’s future success. I appreciate the company’s decision to locate and invest in Mt. Juliet and for further enhancing the extraordinary momentum behind the Tennessee brand.”

“Under Armour’s mission is to make all athletes better, and that begins by building a great team and providing best in class service for our customers,” Under Armour COO and President of Product Kip Fulks said. “We take immense pride in partnering with Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, and the many other state and local officials who have joined our commitment to this mission and who have worked tirelessly to establish the ideal business climate in which everyone can flourish.”

The Mt. Juliet facility, scheduled to open in early 2016, will be Under Armour’s third distribution facility in the United States, with the original warehouse in the company’s hometown of Baltimore, Maryland and the other location in Rialto, California. Under Armour also operates two Under Armour Factory House retail destinations in the state, located in Nashville and Sevierville.

“On behalf of the citizens of Mt. Juliet, it is my privilege to welcome Under Armour to our city,” Mt. Juliet Mayor Ed Hagerty said. “We are very pleased that Under Armour has chosen Mount Juliet as its new location and will be creating 1,500 new jobs. Mt. Juliet is consistently ranked as one of the most business-friendly cities in the state, and we believe Under Armour will have great success here.”

“What an awesome opportunity to have such a quality company move into our area,” Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto said. “Wilson County has been blessed to have attracted so many jobs for its citizens. Thank you to all those who have made this happen.”

“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Under Armour on its decision to select Mount Juliet as a new distribution center location,” TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley said. “We are proud to be partners with the state of Tennessee, the Joint Economic Development Board of Wilson County, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Mt. Juliet and Wilson County officials to welcome and support Under Armour as a major new employer in the Tennessee Valley.”

TN College of Applied Technology in Lebanon

From: The Wilson County Joint Economic & Community Development Board (JECDB)

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A Wilson County technical training center to be operated by the Tennessee Board of Regents at the old Lebanon High School vocational building which has been vacant along with the entire old Lebanon High building on Harding Drive since the school opened a new campus in 2012 could be open for students in January.

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Wilson County will start with three student programs: welding, computer information technology and nursing. Plans are to build up to eight programs of study.

The Wilson County School Board approved a 20-year lease for the vocational center for no money with the Board of Regents to pay operating costs.

Adult students generally attend 30 hours a week for a semester. Semesters run January through April, May to August and September into December. Cost now averages $1,142 a semester.

The agreement allows for six spots to be reserved for certain courses that Wilson County high school students can take as part of a dual enrollment program starting in spring 2015. The students accepted would attend for a specific period of time at no cost.

The building will require minor renovation with cleanup that is scheduled to begin after receiving occupancy.

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