Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties are located between the three largest metro areas in West Tennessee. The HTL region is home to Ford’s Blue Oval City campus located near Stanton, TN on Interstate 40. This massive manufacturing complex will be Ford’s most sophisticated and eco-friendly facility in the world and is slated to be operational in early 2025.

Our prime location gives our citizens quick access to big-city amenities while enjoying a more affordable suburban or rural lifestyle. Our residents enjoy high-quality schools, safe communities and low tax rates, coupled with family-friendly annual events and numerous job opportunities. But we offer more than just access.

Our region is home to skilled trade professionals, advanced infrastructure assets and a host of available industrial properties including buildings and greenfield sites, many with access to rail service.

The HTL territory is located near the center of the U.S. population and is closer to more major markets in 24-hours than. almost any other location. The region boasts the busiest air cargo airport in the world, a robust road network, direct access to five Class-1 railroads and two major Mississippi River ports.

The 2023 HTL 8th Grade Career Expo a HUGE hit.

The 3rd HTL 8th Grade Career Expo was held on March 8 & 9 in Ripley, TN. Over 3,200 8th graders from a 10-county region were given the opportunity to explore 18 different career paths during the event. The expo featured over 70 companies from the region, including Ford, FedEx, Marvin Windows and many others […]

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Area Development Magazine 2022

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