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Maury County in top 5% of U.S. counties with fastest growing economies

By Janice Roman
-    Nov 10, 2022
Credit : GMI Post

Located along Interstate 65 (I-65), Maury County in Tennessee lies between Nashville and Huntsville in Alabama, two of the fastest-growing markets in the country. Its proximity to Nashville International Airport has further boosted the county’s appeal to international companies looking for ideal centers of operation.

Travis Groth, the vice president of economic development of the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance

Because of its location and transport connectivity, Maury County finds itself in the top 5% of all counties in the United States in terms of  growth rates, according to Travis Groth, the vice president of economic development of the Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance.

For Groth, Maury County achieved economic growth objectives by supporting existing industries, recruiting new industries, building new products and sites, and developing its workforce.

Leading the region’s economic players, U.S. auto giant General Motors (GM) opened its largest North American production facility in Spring Hill, Maury County in 1990. Then in 2019, GM said it was spending more than $2 billion to develop the manufacturing complex to help in the assembly of its electric vehicles, like the battery-electric crossover Cadillac Lyriq.

Within six months of that development, GM and LG Chem, the largest South Korean chemical company, announced a joint venture to build the second Ultium Cells LLC production facility in Maury County.

“Within just 18 months, we had over $4 billion worth of investment announced,” stressed Groth, who expressed huge satisfaction in seeing the presence of Japanese companies such as Nissan, Mazda, Toyota, Fuel Total Systems, and Sekisui Plastics in the region and his admiration for how they look after their employees and contribute to the community.

“I would like the Japanese business community or Japanese companies to know that a lot of their important values align with the values that Maury County consider important as well,” he said.

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