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Sen. Hensley announces Site Development Grant for Lawrence County to attract new jobs


State Senator Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald) announced last week that the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Lawrence County will be awarded a Site Development Grant for the Williams-Gobble Site for an amount of $87,300. The grant is administered by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) in order to grade and prepare a site for development.

“Lawrence County is full of hard working people, and this grant will work well with their efforts to prepare for local economic development and industrial growth,” said Sen. Hensley. “I was glad to sponsor the legislation that made these funds possible, and I look forward to seeing the growth that will result from this investment.”

The funds are allocated as a result of the Rural Economic Opportunity Act passed by the General Assembly in 2016, to spur economic development in rural counties. The intent of the act is to ensure Tennessee communities are ready to attract prospective companies by providing funds to better position local industrial sites.

“Local leaders in Lawrence County did great work to secure this grant. I’ll continue to support their efforts to strengthen the local economy and bring new jobs to the community,” added Hensley.


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