| Oct 18, 2013
Guest post by Courtney Ross, Chamber vice president of existing business
This week has been another great one for growth in Middle Tennessee, with job announcements by two major companies.
Nashville-based Asurion has announced
that it will continue to expand in Davidson County, adding 800 support solutions technicians in a new Nashville facility. The new Premier Support Solutions Center in the Crossings area becomes the most recent addition to Asurion's growing Nashville presence, which began with the company relocating its global headquarters to Grassmere Park in 2003. With the new facility, Asurion will have five offices in Davidson County, occupying 557,473 square feet.
Earlier this week, we also announced
that South Korea-based Hankook Tires will locate their first North American facility in Clarksville -- an $800 million investment that represents 1,800 new jobs over the next five years.
Asurion and Hankook Tires are just the most recent in a string of relocation and expansion announcements over the past 10 weeks, bringing our new jobs total to more than 5,900. Other recent announcements include UBS, Aramark, Transcore, GM and Calsonic. Our economic development team, in collaboration with our regional partners, is currently working on 69 active relocation and expansion projects.