HTL Advantage

An industrial development organization representing a three-county region that includes HAYWOOD, TIPTON, & LAUDERDALE Counties in West Tennessee.
Browse around the pages of our site to find out why companies, like Ford, are choosing the HTL region for their manufacturing operations.

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.

Career Opportunities with Ford & SK Innovation

Tremendous progress is being made on the construction of the largest electric vehicle campus in the country, right in the heart of the HTL region. Ford and SK Innovation are now rolling out career opportunities that will be available at Blue Oval city when it is completed in early 2025.

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Area Development Magazine 2022

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