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WELCOME

GALLATIN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Located about 25

miles northeast of Nashville,

GALLATIN,TENNESSEE - Est. 1802 -

Gallatin is that rare town that’s perfectly comfortable with its own place in the world. Sure, the folks in Gallatin love being able to spend time in a very large, very cool city like Nashville

James Fenton

whenever they want. But

Executive Director

what they love even more

132 West Main Street Gallatin, TN 37066

is living in Gallatin — a town

615.451.5940

amazing opportunity that

James.Fenton@gallatin-tn.gov

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filled with true success and is both remarkably simple and simply remarkable. Make Gallatin your home – whether it’s for your business, your family or

both. We have a spot for you.

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WELCOME

WHY GALLATIN... BERETTA,

at 490 years old, is the oldest family-owned company in the world. Their longevity is a testament to their mission of “Quality Without Compromise”. Like all proud companies, Beretta protects its image. When they made a decision to relocate their only U.S. manufacturing operation, they chose Gallatin. Beretta still maintains its ancestral operations in Italy, but now these firearms – from rifles to handguns, including arms for the American military – are also made in Gallatin, Tennessee.

“Everything we were looking for we found in Gallatin.”

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Jeff Reh, General Counsel, Beretta USA

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EMPLOYMENT HUB OF THE REGION GALLATIN - A City on the Rise Population:

34,473

WORKFORCE

50% since 2000 14% since 2010 10 Most Exciting Places in Tennessee - Movoto.com

In the last 4 years, Gallatin has added nearly

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people who drive into Gallatin for work everyday

and only 10,086 who drive out, we have established ourselves as the employment

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hub of the region. We have the daytime population to support your business. ur partnerships with Volunteer State Community College, Technical

Colleges of Applied Technology, and Tennessee Economic and Community Development are invaluable when it comes to getting skilled graduates placed in our expanding job market.

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the past 20 years, we have been a proud member “of For the Gallatin community. The Gallatin Economic

LABOR SHED Zip Codes within a 30 Minute Drive of Gallatin

WORKFORCE

Development Agency has been essential in connecting local job seekers with opportunities at our Gap Inc. Distribution Center through their wide range of recruiting tools and resources. As Gap Inc. continues its goal of being Gallatin’s employer of choice, we are thankful for their support and partnership.

Roger Smith| Sr. HR Director

Gap, inc.

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counties surrounding Sumner County help supply our workforce here in Gallatin

of workers in the City of Gallatin live in Sumner County

Our Labor Shed, in a 30 minute drive time:

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EDUCATION OVERVIEW Gallatin Schools K-12 • • • •

Elementary Schools – 6 Middle Schools – 3 High Schools – 2 Private Schools – 3

Sumner Co. Higher Education • Welch College • Union University • Volunteer State Community College

EDUCATION

Other Higher Education Institutions Nearby • • • • • • • • • •

Austin Peay State University Belmont University Lipscomb University Middle Tennessee State University Tennessee State University Tennessee Technological University Travecca Nazarene University Vanderbilt University Cumberland University Fisk University

SUMNER COUNTY SCHOOLS

#2

Ranked out of 145 school districts in Tennessee for student Reward Schools in the 2014–15 school year academic growth. selected by the Tennessee Department of Education.

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MERROL HYDE MAGNET SCHOOL

#4 top high school in Tennessee with a

100% graduation rate & in the top 1% of all high schools in the United States.

– U.S. News & World Report

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“Tennessee Promise Inspires National Trend” - USA TODAY NETWORK, Feb. 9, 2017 Gov. Bill Haslam and his advisers like to say that Tennessee Promise changed the conversation parents and children have about going to college. Three years after he introduced the landmark scholarship program, it’s conversations in statehouses around the country that are changing, placing the Volunteer State at the center of a national movement. In 2014, Tennessee was the only state with a wide-reaching program that offered recent high school graduates the chance to go to community college without paying tuition. Since then, several states — including Oregon, New York and Rhode Island — have followed that example, adopting or pursuing similar programs of their own. Experts say Tennessee’s role as a trendsetter could help shape higher education policy for years as students move through the pipeline, exposing the strengths and weaknesses of the increasingly popular model. The state’s move to expand tuition-free college to adult students . . . seems certain to keep Tennessee at the forefront of the education debate.

EDUCATION

First-time freshman enrollment in public higher education up by 13% since Tennessee Promise began accepting applications in 2014.

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VOL STATE MECHATRONICS PROGRAM Volunteer State Community College (VSCC) tops the state in workforce training hours, providing 121,639 hours in 2016 – that’s 22% of the entire state total among all the Tennessee Board of Regents colleges and universities. The training programs match company culture with employee knowledge and skills base.

EDUCATION

• Classes for Volunteer State Community College’s new mechatronics degree program start this fall. • Graduates of the newly established Mechatronics Technology program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. • They will also be afforded the opportunity to complete the Level 2 Certification Examination to become a Siemens Certified Mechatronics Systems Associate.

Mechatronics isn’t just a program for traditional “students, it’s a program with multiple entry and exit

points to accommodate non-traditional students, too. Workers already in the field who need to refine their skills can access the program.

Dr. Jerry Faulkner, VSCC President

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WELCH COLLEGE, a 72-year-old institution, moved its residential-college campus to Gallatin, opening to 800 students in March of 2017. Welch offers 40 four-year degree programs, has a 10:1 student/teacher ratio, and requires its students to provide community service. Welch is also partnering with manufacturing and health care to meet their needs.

#31

Ranks in Regional Colleges South - U.S. News and World Report, 2017

Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCATs) are

the state’s premier providers of state-of-the art technical training for workers to obtain the technical skills and professional training necessary for advancement in

Technology Centers Feeding Gallatin • TN College of Applied Technology, Portland (30 min.) • TN College of Applied Technology, Hartsville (20 min.)

today’s competitive job market. Gallatin pulls graduates primarily from four of the state’s 27 TCATS - Portland, Lebanon, Hartsville and Nashville. These four TCATs combined have an average enrollment of nearly 700

• TN College of Applied Technology, Nashville (45 min.)

adult students. The TCATs serve a high percentage of

• TN College of Applied Technology, Lebanon (30 min.)

veterans and nearly all of their students graduate with

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zero student loan debt.

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EDUCATION

Providing Premier Technical Training


SITES

TAKING THE GUESSWORK OUT OF LOCATING A SITE TENNESSEE

With the Select Tennessee Certified Sites Program, we’ve minimized your risks and taken the guesswork out of locating a new site. Ranked #1 in certified sites/shovel-ready programs by Area Development, this program sets a constant and elevated standard that you can rely on when making critical location decisions.

GALLATIN INDUSTRIAL CENTER PHASE II

, The Certified Site designation applies to located along Gateway Drive. The industrial center has roughly 68 acres of Tennessee Certified Site land remaining and ready for development. To see a video of our beautiful site, please visit. http://www.tnecd.com/certified-sites/16/gallatin-industrial-center-phase-ii/

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SITES

Gallatin Industrial Center, Phase II The industrial center is perfectly suited for light manufacturing and warehousing operations. All roads and utilities are in place with excess capacity. G.I.C. PHASE II

Langley Hall Industrial Site “East” With more than 30 readily developable acres, this area sits at one end of our industrial corridor. Langley Hall Industrial Site “West” This is prime location for light manufacturing, warehousing and distribution center operations.

The Select Tennessee Certified Sites are shovel ready. Gallatin has additional acreage of other sites available outside of the industrial center for manufacturing and corporate offices, as well as retail development. Check out http://www. GallatinGetsIt.com/properties/ browse-industrial-sites/ for the latest availability – or you are always welcome to call us 615-451-5940

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INFRASTRUCTURE

ROADS, ROADS & ROADS You’ve got product coming and going. It’s got to move as quickly as it can. We get it. That’s why the City of Gallatin invests in roads. The City has a tremendously successful partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). This year alone, we’re working on more than $57-million in transportation projects, including center turn lanes in our industrial areas, a 5-lane bypass around north Gallatin, and widening SR 109 to five lanes from the new Cumberland River Bridge to Airport Road which is a main artery into Gallatin’s industrial community.

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WHEELS Widening of SR 109 to five lanes

Completion time is on or before 7/31/18

Extending Gateway Drive and building Commerce Drive Completion time is on or before 5/31/17

Completion time is on or before 10/31/17

Adding a center turn lane at the entrance of the Industrial Center Completion anticipated in 2017

Building a 1.78 mile northern bypass around the city. Bid letting summer of 2017 Completion time approximately 2 years

WINGS The Sumner County Regional Airport (SCRA) • 6,300-foot runway with a 1,000-foot grass overrun • One of the longest runways for General Aviation in Tennessee.

• Rental car service, aircraft rental, chartering & flight instruction • 11 Corporate hangars, 23 port-a-ports, 40 T-hangars & nested T-hangars. • Preparing major expansion of apron, terminal & more

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INFRASTRUCTURE

Widening 2.5 miles of Airport Road to three lanes


EXCESS UTILITY CAPACITY

INFRASTRUCTURE

A key dynamic that helps Gallatin streamline processes for you to locate here is that the City owns its utilities – electric, gas, water and sewer. The Gallatin Department of Electricity (GDE) and the Gallatin Public Utilities (GPU) partner with the Economic Development Agency to meet needs and overcome obstacles.

“GPU understands what it takes to operate as a “good

neighbor” and considers itself a critical asset, an anchor institution in the community. GPU will continue to be that anchor by demonstrating the attributes of a successfully managed utility.

David Gregory, Superintendent Gallatin Public Utilities

Drinking Water – Gallatin’s water treatment and distribution plant sits on the banks of the Cumberland River capacity to pump up to 16-million gallons per day (mgd). The current average demand is 6 mgd. Wastewater Treatment – On the other end of the spectrum, GPU’s wastewater treatment plant has the capacity to treat more than 12.5 mgd with a wet weather capacity at 30 mgd. Current average daily flow for wastewater is 5.5 mgd. Natural Gas – Usage capacity daily delivery of 22,000 million cubic feet (mcf). The average natural gas consumption in winter is 9,000 mcf. You can see GPU has infrastructure in place to grow and accommodate new manufacturing.

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LOW ELECTRICITY RATES

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“ We strive to provide the BEST possible service at the LEAST possible price! ” Mark Kimbell, General Manager, Gallatin Department of Electricity

Rates –

Among the lowest electric rates in the Tennessee Valley,

inside the top ten systems out of 148 that TVA serves.

Substations –

In the Gallatin Industrial Center Phase II, GDE is

installing a new, state-of-the-art substation, designed to expand to three transformers. Will have automation capabilities, ability to serve loads up to 60MWs, and ability to accommodate greater loads. The station house is designed to withstand an F-4 tornado. TV

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GALLATIN - A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE

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QUALITY OF LIFE

ohnny Cash once said, “Be yourself and there are few limitations in life.” Turns out that’s the philosophy of a lot of iconic people and places. Spend some time in Gallatin, Tennessee, and you’ll discover what we’re talking about.

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he thing is, the people of Gallatin have some attitude. It’s a town filled with true grit and amazing grace – refreshingly unconcerned about trying to impress people — which is what impresses so many people who come here.

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ou’ll notice Gallatin’s gracious hospitality. No one is a stranger here. In every store, every restaurant, the greenway, golf course, and all the local events, you’ll be greeted with gusto. In fact, tolerance and a “live and let live” mindset are all part of the Gallatin attitude. Turns out when people are comfortable being who they are, they’re equally comfortable with you being whatever you want to be.

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QUALITY OF LIFE You can see it in the success of big companies like Servpro, Sumner Regional HighPoint Health System, and the Gap who decided to settle in this Tennessee town and have reaped the benefits tenfold.

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FOR THE FOODIE

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f you’re an avid foodie, or simply appreciate a good meal, Gallatin offers both unique, you-can-only-getit-here dining along with tried and true chain options. We’ve got handcrafted fine dining with nightly new dishes and signature desserts. We’ve got southern go-to food like pulled pork barbeque, fried catfish, and a variety of meat-n-threes. We also have specialty burger joints, a panini deli, sushi bar, a local creamery, craft beer and so much more. There’s plenty here in Gallatin, but if you want to branch out, Music City has too many to mention. Check out Zagat’s best of Nashville and make reservations for the Food and Wine Festival.

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booming cultural scene, worldclass health care, rising universities - and a really good spot on the map. -TIME Magazine

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Live music every night of the week with world class music venues such as the Ryman Auditorium, Bridgestone Arena and the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall. Nashville, traditionally known for country music, has made it’s name for being a mecca for ALL types of music.

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SERVING YOU

GALLATIN EXPANSION AND RETENTION - GEAR Gallatin EDA understands that future success depends on the health of existing manufacturing. We are committed to our existing partners and provide multiple avenues of assistance and collaboration.

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One of our most successful services is WorkInGallatin.com - a site for local employers to post available jobs.

We constantly promote WorkInGallatin.com on social media, in news releases, billboards and radio – whenever and wherever we get a chance. Hits on the website consistently increase with the use of these social outlets.

Gallatin EDA Office is always “onThe hand to help with whatever needs

arise at INSTEEL – especially with workforce attraction. They promote existing industry, help us fill jobs, and bring us together as a group to strengthen the manufacturing family in Gallatin.

Gina Duke, HR/Safety Manager

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GROWTH

TRUE SUCCESS.AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES. We think we’ve found “a great partner in the city of Gallatin. We are excited about being part of Gallatin’s future.

John Lanier, President & CEO

Govenor Haslam kicks off Tennessee’s Manufacturing Week at Beretta USA in Gallatin.

New Manufacturing in Gallatin Axem - +15 jobs - firearms components Bennett Tool & Die - +50 jobs - tool & die/stamping/fabrication/machining/assembly

enjoy the ease of doing business in Gallatin. “The(We) people are friendly and there is a great sense of community.”

Grant Barron, Corporate District Manager

Expansions Gap Inc. - +150 jobs - distribution Bradford - +25 jobs - packaging materials Western Reflections - +5 jobs - decorative doorlites & sidelites

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SERVING YOU

WHO WE ARE...

James Fenton

Rosemary Bates

Mary Gauerke

james.fenton@gallatin-tn.gov

rosemary.bates@gallatin-tn.gov

mary.gauerke@gallatin-tn.gov

Executive Director

Program Development Mgr

Director of Special Projects

WHAT WE DO... • Support the vitality and expansion of existing business and industry • Attract new investment and jobs to Gallatin • Increase Gallatin’s visibility regionally and nationally

HONORS & RECOGNITION... • Business View Magazine does 8-page story on Gallatin’s success • Southern Economic Development Council gives Gallatin its Communications Award of Merit • Greater Nashville Regional Council presents two Awards of Excellence to GEDA • Southern Business Development names Gallatin Best Place for Advanced Manufacturing

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CONTACT US James Fenton, Executive Director 132 West Main Street Gallatin, TN 37066 615.451.5940 James.Fenton@gallatin-tn.gov www.gallatingetsit.com

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