TN Business Retention & Expansion Course 2013 - Experts Panel - Jamie Stitt Presentation


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The Tennessee Business Retention and Expansion Course is a one and a half day course which focuses on how to develop, implement and evaluate an effective retention and expansion program. Presentation from Jamie Stitt, Deputy Assistant Commissioner of Business Development for the State of Tennessee's Department of Economic and Community Development.

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TN Business Retention & Expansion Course 2013 - Experts Panel - Jamie Stitt Presentation

  1. 1. Tennessee is home to…..
  2. 2. Project Management Team Kingsley Brock, Sr. Advisor and Lead Project Manager Cluster: Large Projects Victoria Hirschberg, Project Manager Cluster: Energy Technology and Chemicals & Plastics Gina Brown, Project Manager Cluster: Headquarters, Call Centers, Data Centers and Back Office Hank Locklin, Director of Music and Business Development Cluster: Entertainment John Butler, Project Manager Cluster: Aerospace, Manufacturing, Warehouse & Distribution Brenda Pfeiffer, Project Manager Cluster: Automotive and Agriculture related Projects Andrew Dunn, Director of Foreign Direct Investment Foreign Projects
  3. 3. Incentive Team Debbie Clabo, Director of Tax Administration Philip Trauernicht, Sr. Advisor for Grants Jeff Bolton, Director of FastTrack FastTrack Team: Janet Plumlee Oliver Dent Joey Patrick Don Lowe Bill Graves Marty Kolopajlo Joanna Muscatello Business Development Specialist Neil MacDonald Business Development Specialist Jennifer Birdwell Business Development Specialist
  4. 4. Marketing Efforts Business Goal • Establish TN as the #1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. Marketing Goals • Extend message to areas with a low saturation of brand enthusiasts and a high concentration of the target audience. • Maintain reach with current audience members by creating content that strengthens frequent engagement. Measures of Success • Increase audience volume from outside the southern states with tactics that extend the reach of our message. • Shift audience composition from tertiary audience to primary audience.
  5. 5. Social Media
  6. 6. ECD HotSheet
  7. 7. You Tube
  8. 8. Website
  9. 9. Select Tennessee Tennessee Certified Sites o Overton County o Loudon County o Roane County o Sumner County o Sumner County o Henderson County o Sullivan County o Shelby County o Roane County o McMinn County o Obion County (310 Oak Hill Rd., Livingston) (1600 Centre Park Dr., Loudon) (Renovare Blvd., Oak Ridge) (Airport Road, Gallatin) (Airport Road, Gallatin) (Kirby Drive, Lexington) (Cargo Center Drive, Blountville) (4542 American Way, Memphis) (Cardiff Valley Road, Rockwood) (Industrial Drive, Etowah) (Highway 51 & State Road 21, Union City)
  10. 10. Announcements: West TN Company Name New Breed Logistics, Inc. Unilever MTD Products Inc Dot Foods Williams Sausage Company International Paper Company The JM Smucker Company New Jobs 468 428 225 157 150 125 125 Total Investment $23,000,000 $106,800,000 $21,135,000 $24,000,000 $3,000,000 $321,483,859 $55,600,000 Location City Memphis Covington Martin Dyersburg Union City Memphis Memphis Location County Shelby Tipton Weakley Dyer Obion Shelby Shelby
  11. 11. Announcements: Middle TN Company Name New Jobs Total Investment Hankook 1800 $800,00,000 ARAMARK 1500 $20,818,000 UBS 1000 $36,500,000 Nissan North America, Inc. 900 TRG Customer Solutions 620 $1,900,000 CalsonicKansei North America, Inc. 1200 $109,584,000 Magna Seating of Spring Hill 250 $9,500,000 Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc. 219 $11,650,000 Location City Clarksville Nashville Nashville Smyrna Spring Hill Lewisburg Columbia Goodlettsville Location County Montgomery Davidson Davidson Rutherford Maury Marshall Maury Davidson
  12. 12. Announcements: East TN Company Name Eastman Chemical Company Denso Manufacturing Global Green Lighting FICOSA North America Oddello Industries HP Pelzer Team Technologies, Inc Alcoa, Inc. New Jobs 300 264 250 240 228 200 200 200 Total Investment $1,600,000,000 $100,000,000 $2,700,000 $3,900,000 $4,000,000 $28,000,000 $15,000,000 $275,000,000 Location City Kingsport Athens Chattanooga Crossville Morristown Athens Morristown Alcoa Location County Sullivan McMinn Hamilton Cumberland Hamblen McMinn Hamblen Blount
  13. 13. Fiscal Responsibility Lowest State Debt Per Capita The Tax Foundation Lowest State & Local Taxes Per Capita The Tax Foundation Best Run State Barron’s Magazine
  14. 14. Accolades 1st Best state in the nation for its Automotive Manufacturing Strength Fourth consecutive year Business Facilities, 2013 4th Best state in the U.S. for business, Annual Best & Worst States for Business Survey. Chief Executive Magazine’s, 2013 7th Top States for Doing Business list Area Development, 2013 top taxes, 10 Tennessee's low2013 fiscal stability and strong manufacturing Area Development, top 5 2012 Competitiveness Award Site Selection, 2013
  15. 15. Contact Info Jamie Stitt Deputy Assistant Commissioner Business Development State of Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development 931.637.8133 Find Us on the Web: