Morristown, Hawkins Co. among communities to receive site development grants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced that Morristown and the Hawkins County Industrial Development Board were among the 13 communities who will receive more than $5 million in Site Development Grant funding.

“I would like to congratulate the 13 communities receiving Site Development Grants,” Governor Lee said in a news release. “One of Tennessee’s major initiatives is helping rural communities, and with the assistance of these grants, these communities will be better positioned for economic success and investment. I look forward to seeing these communities continue to grow and excel.”

The grants are intended to help rural communities with economic
development projects that will create jobs in their communities.

“When a company is looking to expand or locate new operations in our state, one of the most important assets a community can have to land a project is a shovel-ready site,” Rolfe said. “I am proud of these 13 communities for taking the initiative to be better prepared for economic growth with the assistance of the Site Development Grants.”