Hickman County is a part of the Middle Tennessee Marketing Group (MTM) for which MTSU’s Business and Economic Research Center recently completed a study titled Increasing Competitiveness through Strengthening Regional Industrial Clusters: Middle Tennessee Marketing Region. MTM is an initiative of Hickman County and other local economic development organizations and Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association (MTIDA), an economic development organization that provides complete, confidential assistance for locating a site or expanding a business in Middle Tennessee.
From the executive summary of the study:
“Strategically located between Nashville (MSA), TN, and Huntsville (MSA), AL, the Middle Tennessee Marketing Region (MTM), which consists of 14 counties (Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Perry, Warren, and Wayne), presents tremendous business opportunities with its diverse economic structure and strong industrial base, according to a study conducted by the Business and Economic Research Center (BERC) at the Jennings A. Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. The study’s findings highlight the necessity of regional level leadership in leveraging existing regional assets to create a cluster-based competitive regional economy through regional-level marketing, increasing synergies between industries in target clusters and their suppliers and customers, strengthening the cluster supply-chain by diversifying target clusters, and investing in human resources.”
The entire 475 page report may be accessed by clicking here.