Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. to Relocate Headquarters to Williamson County

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  • Healthcare company is relocating headquarters from Illinois to Tennessee.
  • Company will invest $2.5 million in Williamson County operations.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (ACH) officials announced today that the company will relocate its headquarters from Peoria, Ill. to Franklin, Tenn.

As part of the relocation, the healthcare company will create 58 new jobs and invest $2.5 million in its new headquarters, which will be located at 720 Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin.

Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. is the largest county jail health care provider in the United States.…


Directors of Business Development Spotlight

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One of the main goals of our department is to promote business recruitment and expansions to create high quality jobs in Tennessee. When it comes to our recruitment efforts, our Business Development team takes the lead. Oftentimes, one of TNECD’s six directors of business development is the first person a company comes in contact with at the start of the recruitment process. Each director of business development serves as a vital resource for companies, providing them with information ranging from Tennessee’s business advantages to workforce development to grants to site development and much more.

Our directors of business development are in a unique position.…


Titan Medical Manufacturing LLC to Locate New Operations in Lexington

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  • Titan Medical will invest $7.5 million in new facility
  • Lexington plant is company’s second Tennessee location
  • Project will create 87 new jobs over the next six years

LEXINGTON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Titan Medical Manufacturing LLC officials announced today that the company will expand its Tennessee presence and locate new operations in Henderson County.

The medical device manufacturer will invest $7.5 million and create 87 new jobs in Lexington.

Established in 2009, Titan Medical is a privately held company that specializes in the manufacture of high quality, close-tolerance instrumentation and implants for the medical device industry.…


Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce the ICEE Company Will Establish Headquarters in La Vergne

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Beverage company will invest $10.3 million, create approximately 200 jobs

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that The ICEE Company will establish its headquarters in La Vergne and create approximately 200 jobs in Rutherford County over the next five years.

 

 

“Every kid and every parent in America has craved an ICEE at one point or another, and now we’re so excited that this iconic company has chosen to call Tennessee home,” Lee said. “Tennessee is home to many major internationally recognized brand names, and we’re so proud to add ICEE to our list.…


7 Scariest Places in Tennessee

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Tennessee is known for its whiskey, bustling music scene and beautiful scenery but did you know it is also known for being one of the most haunted states? Tennessee is home to some of the most haunted places in the country. In the spirit of Halloween, take a look at all of the places that make Tennessee a terrifying state.

Tennessee State Prison – Nashville, TN

A former correctional facility located near downtown Nashville, the prison is a well-known for being featured in The Green Mile and two Eric Church music videos.  The prison was built in 1889 and was operational for almost 100 years.…


Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Amazon to Continue Investments in Tennessee and Create 1,000 New Full-Time Jobs in Memphis

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  • 855,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is anticipated to launch in time for the 2020 holiday shopping season
  • Amazon has invested more than $6.5 billion in Tennessee since 2010

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Amazon is continuing its investments in the Volunteer State by establishing a new, state-of-the art fulfillment center in Memphis.

Amazon will create 1,000 new full-time jobs, with industry leading pay and benefits starting on day one, at its new Shelby County fulfillment center. Employees at the 855,000-square-foot fulfillment center will work alongside Amazon’s innovative robotics technology to pick, pack and ship smaller customer items, such as books, electronics and consumer goods.…


Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce JNJ Express to Expand Headquarters in Memphis

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Memphis transportation company to establish new corporate campus, create 610 jobs

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and JNJ Express officials announced today that the transportation company will invest $83.6 million to expand its operations in Memphis.

JNJ will create 610 new jobs over the next five years as it establishes a new corporate headquarters and operations campus in Southeast Memphis.

 

 

“JNJ’s announcement today once again shows that Memphis has momentum,” Lee said. “This investment will revitalize a retail site that has been vacant for a long time, and it will jumpstart the surrounding area, leading to what we hope will be even more investments in the months ahead.”…