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1. Cost Effective



Want a fat bottom line? Selecting Lawrence County will give you a leg up on the field in the following areas:


• No state income tax
• Land prices 48% below national average
• Labor costs 15-20% below national average
• Minimal union presence
• No sales tax on qualified industrial machinery and distribution warehouse equipment
• No inventory tax on finished goods
• No sales tax on pollution control equipment
• No sales tax on raw materials
• No property tax on work in progress or finished product inventories
• Utilities rates 26% below national average


2. Location, Location, Location



Lawrence County is literally right in the middle of the southern automotive cluster. We challenge you to find another location east of the Mississippi River that can match the following:


• Within a day’s drive of 60% of U.S. business and major growth markets
• Surrounded by 3 commercial airports serving over 90 daily flight markets and international service
• 70 miles from Huntsville, Alabama: Ranked #1 Southern Hotspot by Bizjournals (November 2006)
• 80 miles from Nashville: Five Star City for Logistics, Expansion Management (September 2003)
• Is within 300 miles of 13 Automotive OEMs
• Within 150 miles of: Nashville, Memphis, Tupelo, Birmingham, Chattanooga, Huntsville, and Florence
• Within 300 miles of: Louisville, Lexington, St. Louis, Knoxville, Atlanta, Montgomery, Little Rock, and Charlotte
• See our Map Room to see for yourself that Lawrence County is in the middle of it all!


3. Incentives



Take advantage of our wonderful array of incentives for job creation projects. Here are a few highlights:


• Property tax abatements which can be granted for up to 20 years
• State assistance with job training costs
• Jobs tax credit of $4,500 per job
• 1% excise tax credit
• Day Care Incentive
• Tax Increment Financing
• FastTrack Infrastructure
• Property Tax
• State Tax Incentive


4.Quality of Life Choices



Lawrence County enjoys lower costs of housing and living, low crime rates, short commutes, and a relaxed low stress lifestyle when compared to sister cities around the south. We are an outdoorsman’s paradise, at least that’s what Outdoor World (February, 2008) thinks as evidenced by their list of the 250 top places in the country for hunting and fishing. If golf suits your fancy, hit the links on one of our 3 quality 18-hole courses in Lawrence County or travel 30 minutes away for a variety of Championship Style courses.

Want to hit the town? Drive an hour to Nashville to spend an evening or weekend in “One of the Seven Coolest Cities in the United States” as recognized by (September 2005). Enjoy events ranging from the award winning Nashville Symphony to Broadway’s strip of nightclubs.

Like to attend sporting events? You are within an hour of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and the NHL’s Nashville Predators. The best in SEC College football are often found battling on the gridiron of Nashville’s Commodore Stadium. Middle Tennessee University offers even more thrilling NCAA Sports!


5. Complementary Companies



Locating in Lawrence County will give you a vast number of choices for complementary companies within our region. The following types of Complementary Companies currently exist locally: Tool and Die, Warehousing, Logistics, Industry Automation, Robotics Integration, Metal Stamping, Fabrication, Welding, Steel Fabrication, Prototypes, Rack Fabrication, and Foundry. Other complementary companies such as Heat Treating and Heavy Hardware locations can be found regionally.

See our Map Room to view the location of Complementary Companies in relation to Lawrence County.


6. Workforce



Loyalty is the most appropriate adjective to describe Lawrence County’s workforce. Surveyed industries report this labor pool takes pride in their companies and products being manufactured. Low daily absenteeism is also reported to be a strength of our workforce as learned through existing industry surveys. Want loyalty, low absenteeism, and a Right-To-Work State? Select Lawrence!


7. Business Friendly Government



Our state, county, and cities all care about JOBS! We understand that our growth depends on your growth. The American Legislative Exchange Council ranked Tennessee as the 5th-best state in the U.S. in business climate.


8. Proximity to Universities



• Vanderbilt University, Nashville (82 miles) - World renowned education, law, medicine, management, and nursing programs
• Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro (85 miles) - Largest enrollment of undergraduate students in Tennessee with nationally recognized Aerospace, Business, Education, Nursing, and Mass Communication programs
• University of North Alabama, Florence, AL (39 miles) - 2008 US News & World Report’s top tier public university with majors offered through the colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing & Health
• Belmont University, Nashville (82 miles) - 2008 US News & World Report’s #11 masters-degree university in the South. Belmont’s entrepreneurship program was named the 2008 National Model Entrepreneurship Program
• Columbia State Community College, Lawrenceburg (Local) - Local community college which grants Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts, and Associate of Science degrees in addition to vocational certificates


9.TEAM LAWRENCE guarantees you a quick, easy start-up process



TEAM LAWRENCE will meet weekly (or as requested by you) to ensure your project's start-up is as smooth as possible. We will handle your permitting issues, pre-screen applicants, train your workers, handle your incentives, and meet your infrastructure needs on your project's timeline, among other things. The members of TEAM LAWRENCE have worked with each other in the past on job creation projects, so we won't have to learn on you! We are co-workers and friends who enjoy working together for you. TEAM LAWRENCE consists of representatives from the following:


• Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
• Tennessee Economic and Community Development
• Lawrenceburg Utility Systems
• City of Lawrenceburg
• Lawrence County
• City of Loretto
• Tennessee Career Center
• Columbia State Community College
• Tennessee Technology Center
• Lawrence County Public Schools


10. Existing Industry Program



We won't forget about you after your ribbon cutting rather we will remain a phone call away! Our existing industry visitation program identifies possible problems for employers on the front end, plus anytime you add new jobs and/or investment we will treat your project just like a new industrial project! Also, feel free to serve on our School-To-Work Committee and CEO's roundtable.