About HTL

HTL Advantage is a three-county economic development coalition that began with a set of specific goals on how to improve existing businesses and how to bring new industries into Haywood, Tipton, and Lauderdale (HTL) counties.

HTL continuously works with other organizations across West Tennessee to improve the regional business climate for existing and future industries which ultimately enhances the quality of life for all our citizens. These partnerships include:

Local Utility Providers:

Local Chambers of Commerce:


To improve the business climate in the HTL region for our existing employers and future industries. Through collaboration with regional partners in the areas of industrial retention and expansion, industrial recruitment, workforce development and regional promotion, working to improve the quality life for all our citizens.


To work with existing companies on activities and programs that enhance their growth and expansion, to recruit new industries and provide the assistance and data needed by these companies to make an informed decision about locating in Haywood, Tipton or Lauderdale Counties.


Mark Herbison

Brenda Montgomery
Administrative Assistant

Board Members

Craig Fitzhugh
Mayor, City of Ripley

Maurice Gaines
Mayor, Lauderdale County Government

Justin Hanson
Mayor, City of Covington

Mayor Jeff Huffman
County Executive, Tipton County Government / Chairman of the Board

David Livingston
Mayor, Haywood County Government

Bill Rawls
Mayor, City of Brownsville

Partners In

Industrial Development


HTL Advantage

132 East Pleasant Avenue
Covington, TN 38019

Mark Herbison



Brenda Montgomery