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Economic Development

 

Decatur County is attracting new industries to the county. Decatur County's Industrial Park, located on highway 641 north, covers 192 acres. Easy access is provided to Interstate 40 which is only 1mile away.

 

 
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Ten good reasons to locate in Decatur County:
 

1. Decatur County is in a "right to work" state.

2. Decatur County has no unions.

3. Decatur County has training services available.

4. Decatur County, because of economic conditions, is eligible for a lower interest rate and a higher loan limit for CDBG funding.

5. Decatur County can issue industrial development bonds.

6. Decatur County is eligible for TIIP funds for infrastructure, should certain criteria be met.

7. Decatur County has bank financing and SBA 504 loan program services.

8. Decatur County industry has certain TVA services available free of charge, as well as low interest loans for certain projects.

9. Decatur County is eligible to receive EDA money for locations and expansions.

10. Decatur County is located in the sunbelt of the Southeastern United States offering a mild climate with market accessibility.

 

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  People Map Stats Decatur County Tennessee
Population definition and source info Population, 2001 estimate 11,697 5,740,021
Population percent change, April 1, 2000-July 1 definition and source info Population percent change, April 1, 2000-July 1, 2001 -0.3% 0.9%
Population definition and source info Population, 2000 11,731 5,689,283
Population, net change definition and source info Population, net change, 1990 to 2000 1,259 812,080
Population, percent change definition and source info Population, percent change, 1990 to 2000 12.0% 16.7%
Population under 5 years old definition and source info Population under 5 years old, 2000 661 374,880
Persons under 5 years old, percent definition and source info Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2000 5.6% 6.6%
Population 65 years old and over definition and source info Population 65 years old and over, 2000 2,131 703,311
Persons 65 years old and over, percent definition and source info Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2000 18.2% 12.4%
Persons under 18 years old definition and source info Persons under 18 years old, 2000 2,549 1,398,521
Persons under 18 years old, percent definition and source info Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2000 21.7% 24.6%
Female persons, percent definition and source info Female persons, percent, 2000 51.4% 51.3%
 
White persons definition and source info White persons, 2000 (a) 11,041 4,563,310
Black or African American persons definition and source info Black or African American persons, 2000 (a) 407 932,809
American Indian and Alaska Native persons definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native persons, 2000 (a) 27 15,152
Asian persons definition and source info Asian persons, 2000 (a) 23 56,662
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander persons, 2000 (a) 3 2,205
Persons reporting some other race definition and source info Persons reporting some other race, 2000 (a) 141 56,036
Persons reporting two or more races definition and source info Persons reporting two or more races, 2000 89 63,109
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin definition and source info Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, 2000 (b) 229 123,838
White persons, percent definition and source info White persons, percent, 2000 (a) 94.1% 80.2%
Black or African American persons, percent definition and source info Black or African American persons, percent, 2000 (a) 3.5% 16.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent definition and source info American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.2% 0.3%
Asian persons, percent definition and source info Asian persons, percent, 2000 (a) 0.2% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent definition and source info Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2000 (a) Z Z
Persons reporting some other race, percent definition and source info Persons reporting some other race, percent, 2000 (a) 1.2% 1.0%
Persons reporting two or more races, percent definition and source info Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2000 0.8% 1.1%
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent definition and source info Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2000 (b) 2.0% 2.2%
 
Births definition and source info Births, 1997 126 74,478
Deaths definition and source info Deaths, 1997 157 52,665
Infant deaths definition and source info Infant deaths, 1997 0 637
Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, persons age 5+ definition and source info Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, persons age 5+, 2000 7,195 2,865,547
Foreign born persons definition and source info Foreign born persons, 2000 194 159,004
Language other than English spoken at home, age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, age 5+, 2000 342 256,516
Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+ definition and source info Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 3.1% 4.8%
High school graduates, persons age 25+ definition and source info High school graduates, persons age 25+, 2000 5,248 2,843,244
High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+ definition and source info High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 63.6% 75.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+ definition and source info Bachelor's degree or higher, persons age 25+, 2000 601 732,688
Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+ definition and source info Bachelor's degree or higher, pct of persons age 25+, 2000 7.3% 19.6%
Persons with a disability, age 5+ definition and source info Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 2,809 1,149,693
Mean travel time to work, workers age 16+ (minutes) definition and source info Mean travel time to work, workers age 16+ (minutes), 2000 25.7 24.5
 
Housing units definition and source info Housing units, 2000 6,448 2,439,443
Homeownership rate definition and source info Homeownership rate, 2000 80.1% 69.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units definition and source info Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $58,300 $93,000
 
Households definition and source info Households, 2000 4,908 2,232,905
Persons per household definition and source info Persons per household, 2000 2.34 2.48
Median household money income definition and source info Median household money income, 1999 $28,741 $36,360
Per capita money income definition and source info Per capita money income, 1999 $17,285 $19,393
Persons below poverty definition and source info Persons below poverty, 1999 1,833 746,789
Persons below poverty, percent definition and source info Persons below poverty, percent, 1999 16.0% 13.5%

 

  Business Map Stats Decatur County Tennessee
Personal income definition and source info Personal income, 1997 ($1000) 190,070 121,934,065
Personal income per capita definition and source info Personal income per capita, 1997 17,601 22,699
Civilian labor force definition and source info Civilian labor force, 1999 5,744 2,818,851
Unemployment definition and source info Unemployment, 1999 396 113,503
Full-time and part-time employment by place of work definition and source info Full-time and part-time employment by place of work, 1997 5,991 3,285,827
Full-time and part-time employment definition and source info Full-time and part-time employment, net change 1990 to 1997 743 495,754
Employment in government definition and source info Employment in government, 1997 779 399,155
Private nonfarm establishments definition and source info Private non-farm establishments, 1999 254 131,116
Change in private nonfarm establishments definition and source info Change in private non-farm establishments, 1990 to 1999 24 17,824
Private nonfarm establishments definition and source info Private non-farm establishments, percent change 1990-1999 10.4% 15.7%
Private nonfarm estabs with less than 20 employees definition and source info Private non-farm establishments with less than 20 employees, 1999 218 110,574
Total number of firms definition and source info Total number of firms, 1997 870 415,934
Minority-owned firms definition and source info Minority-owned firms, 1997 F 32,524
Minority-owned firms, percent of total definition and source info Minority-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 F 7.8%
Women-owned firms definition and source info Women-owned firms, 1997 259 99,772
Women-owned firms, percent of total definition and source info Women-owned firms, percent of total, 1997 29.8% 24.0%
 
Manufacturers shipments definition and source info Manufacturers shipments, 1997 ($1000) 137,021 98,503,080
Retail sales definition and source info Retail sales, 1997 ($1000) 65,149 50,813,221
Retail sales per capita definition and source info Retail sales per capita, 1997 $6,036 $9,448
Housing units authorized by building permits definition and source info Housing units authorized by building permits, 2000 6 32,203
Value of new private housing units definition and source info Value of new private housing units, 2000 238 3,377,637
Farm land definition and source info Farm land, 1997 (acres) 88,399 11,122,363
Federal funds and grants definition and source info Federal funds and grants, 2001 ($1000) 69,185 36,757,793

 

  Geography Map Stats Decatur County Tennessee
Land area definition and source info Land area, 2000 (square miles) 334 41,217
Persons per square mile definition and source info Persons per square mile, 2000 35.1 138.0
Metropolitan Area definition and source info Metropolitan Area None  

 

(a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
(b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.
Figures are in absolute numbers unless otherwise indicated.
FN: Footnote on this item for this area in place of data
NA: Not available
D: Suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information
X: Not applicable
S: Suppressed; does not meet publication standards
Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown
F: Fewer than 100 firms
Source: Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Agricultural Statistics Service, National Center for Health Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

 

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Mayor Broadways Links

 

 

TennTravelNews.com is specifically designed to connect the media and members of Tennessee’s tourism industry by providing unique, timely and interesting news content that features events, attractions and personalities from across the State of Tennessee.

 

GSA Advantage With millions of products and services at your fingertips, GSA Advantage provides the most convenient one-stop shopping source to meet all your procurement needs.

 

USDA Rural Development Web Site for the great state of Tennessee. Here at Tennessee Rural Development we believe that Together Everyone Achieves More by working as a TEAM - working together for the betterment of the rural citizens across the state.

 

Economic Development (U.S. HUD) Part of HUD's U.S. State & Local Gateway. Links to many funding, regulatory, and other resources.

 

TVA Economic Development  TVA is your one source for economic development information and services. This site places a wealth of business resources at your fingertips.

 

TVAsites.com  provides the valuable site selection analysis tools and information businesses need when evaluating a potential business location.

 

Funding Opportunities at OJP On this page, you will find links to current funding opportunities at OJP listed by their source and various grant related forms and information.

 

National Main Street Center (Natl. Trust for Historic Preservation)  Includes descriptions of NTHP programs supporting the revitalization of communities and neighborhoods, as well as a variety of web links.

 

W. K. Kellogg Collection of Rural Community Development Resources (Heartland Center for Leadership Development)  "The Collection contains high quality rural community development materials funded by the Kellogg Foundation and other selected sponsors of recognized rural programs. Guidebooks, manuals, workshop materials, reports, books, and videos are included."

 

Office of University Partnerships (U.S. HUD)  The OUP supports University partnerships with local communities for local community revitalization.

 

Community Development Society  CDS is a "professional association offering a global perspective on community development." Site includes cumulative index and abstracts of the Journal of the Community Development Society.

 

National Association for County Community & Economic Development An affiliate of the National Association of Counties

 

National Association of Development Organizations  Provides training, information and representation for regional  development organizations in small  metropolitan and rural America.

 

National Trust for Historic Preservation

 

Neighborhoods Online: National (LibertyNet)  Includes national organizations and federal agencies relevant to neighborhood concerns, e.g., economic development and housing & community development.

 

Community Planning and Development (U.S. HUD)  Sponsors Community Connections, a clearinghouse for program regulations; model programs, case studies, publications on a variety of housing, community and economic development topics; funding information; training and conference announcements; and referrals to technical assistance providers.

 

Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities (EZ/EC) (U.S. Dept. of Agriculture & U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development) Includes EZ/EC community home pages and various information resources.

 

 

 

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