A Fertile Place to Grow Your Business

An example of Hickman County being a fertile place to grow:

MPS Trucklines
Nashville duo buys $7M trucking co.

Source: Nashville Business Journal April 4th by Jim Stinson

A $7 million trucking business has been sold to two Nashville-area businessmen and their silent partner.

The 40-employee company, MPS Truck Lines, delivers perishable foods to Murfreesboro, Nashville, the Southeast and Midwest.

The buyers are Chris Huskey of Brentwood and Mike Buttarazzi of Nashville. Huskey and Buttarazzi have a silent partner, attorney Mike Keeney of Memphis. The price was not disclosed.

MPS was created by Bruce Magoon, a Centerville farmer and retired Air Force pilot. Four years ago, he assembled 25 refrigerated trucks and began delivery of perishable foods.

“It was time to transition to someone who knew this industry well,” says Magoon, who flew combat missions in the Persian Gulf.

For the complete article, read Nashville Business Journal

If you would like to discuss if Centerville, Bon Aqua, or Hickman County could be a place for your business, email me at vision21@hickmanco.com .

About Daryl Phillips, CEcD

I am a professional economic developer. I presently work for communities and companies in developing and implementing workforce and economic development solutions as CEO of Phillips Economic Development Solutions (Phi EDS). Prior to September 2017, I was the economic development professional who served a community team of elected officials, business people, community leaders and dedicated stakeholders for economic development in Cheatham County, Tennessee (pop. 39,880) and its four towns. During my five-year tenure, I served the team as Cheatham County grew over 1,700 jobs, turned around population declines at the start of this decade into healthy population growth, increased tourism expenditures 20.3% and local tax revenue from tourism 25.4%, grew sales tax revenue 36%, focused on developing the local workforce and was recognized by SmartAsset as having the 9th highest Incoming Investment Index of all the 95 counties in Tennessee. I am a member of International Economic Development Council, Southern Economic Development Council, Tennessee Economic Development Council and International Council of Shopping Centers. I have earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) from International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP) certification from National Development Council and hold a Master of Business Administration from Tennessee Technological University.
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