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Gov. Haslam pushes for $1.6B manufacturing plant at Memphis Megasite


The 4,000 acre Memphis Megasite in Haywood County, Tennessee, is the focus of an intense effort in the autumn of Bill Haslam’s term as Tennessee Governor.

Tennessee Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bob Rolfe told the Memphis Rotary Club that the Governor told him, “Bobby, I would love to announce a tenant before we leave office.” Haslam’s second term in office ends in sixteen months. Haslam has named the site near Stanton, Tennessee, as a prime location for a planned $1.6 billion automobile manufacturing plant announced by Toyota and Mazda as a joint venture in August.

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