The HTL region offers exciting possibilities for growth of the automotive manufacturing industry. With a number of existing companies specializing in fabricated metals and machinery manufacturing, Haywood, Tipton and Lauderdale Counties are poised for growth in this sector.
The HTL Advantage region's water quality, distribution infrastructure and workforce advantages make it a prime location for food manufacturers. The region has a strong existing base of food manufacturers, including a Unilever facility, soon to be the world’s largest ice cream production operation in the world. Combined with an available and skilled workforce, these factors make the HTL Advantage region a clear choice for food manufacturing.
Manufacturing is a vital component of the HTL Advantage region. For generations, it has been a major part of the local economy and continues in that role to this day. It is no wonder so many manufacturers have located in the region; the workforce, transportation advantages, low costs of doing business and numerous incentives create an environment where manufacturers thrive.