Macon County TN Receives Site Development Grant to Expand Industrial Park
Dec 21 2021

Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Site Development Grant Recipients including Macon County!

-Program helps communities prepare industrial sites for business investment

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced new Site Development Grant awards.

The grant will allow Macon County to achieveSelect Tennessee site certification and prepare a new project ready industrial site for economic development projects(pictured below)

“Thanks to the support of the General Assembly, the Site Development Grants program will enhance industrial sites for future economic development projects,” Lee said. “I remain committed to rural Tennessee, and these grants will help our communities attract jobs and support economic growth across our state.”

The Site Development Grant program, part of the Rural Economic Opportunity Act, works in tandem with TNECD’s Select Tennessee program. Since 2016, TNECD has awarded 127 Site Development Grants across the state, totaling more than $47 million in assistance to local communities.

“The Site Development Grants program is essential to our Tennessee communities as it not only helps to create shovel-ready sites but serves as a catalyst for achieving the ultimate goal of Select Tennessee site certification,” Rolfe said. “We look forward to the seeing the communities’ successes that follow this latest round of awards.”