Economic Development

Community Overview
Hartsville and Trousdale County are centrally located in Tennessee 18 miles from Interstate-40, a cross national highway that connects the U.S.'s east and west coasts, 45 minutes from the Nashville International Airport (BNA), and an hour from downtown Nashville. This location puts Hartsville within one day's drive of over 50% of the U.S. population. As part of the Nashville MSA, Hartsville has access to a labor force of 1.1million, is part of Foreign Trade Zone 78, and has 4 municipal airports within a 25 mile radius. Trousdale County offers a School System that is ranked 13th in the state, an efficient and quick permitting process, is a Tier 3 Tax Enhancement County, and is home to the PowerCom Industrial Center, a 500 acre industrial park. For information on starting a business in Tennessee, visit For demographic information, visit Trousdale County's U.S. Census Bureau page or see the chart below.

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Workforce Development6 documents

  • Tennessee Center of Applied Technology
    document _recordid 88
    Occupational and technical training for residents of Trousdale and surrounding counties.
  • Trousdale County School District
    document _recordid 117
    The District is presently rated the 13th school district in the state by the 2020 NICHE Report. Its graduates had an average ACT score of 21.0
  • Volunteer State Community College
    document _recordid 119
    Vol State offers more than 100 areas of study in 5 major divisions and has an enrollment of approximately 11,384.
  • Workforce Essentials
    document _recordid 120
    Workforce Essentials specializes in business solutions for employers such training opportunities for individuals. It also oversees the American Job Center.
  • American Job Center
    document _recordid 121
    Located at 204 McMurry Blvd., the AJC provides assistance to both employers and job seekers via education and training programs, and other services.
  • TVA Interactive Workforce Tool
    document _recordid 236
    Workforce Demographics provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Business and Industry11 documents

Manufacturing9 documents

  • Mueller Refrigeration
    document _recordid 138
    Mueller manufactures components for the air conditioning and refrigeration industries. Mueller's Hartsville facility currently employees 200 people.
  • ARC Automotive
    document _recordid 139
    Located in the PowerCom Industrial Center, ARC manufactures inflators for automotive airbag applications and employs 65 people.
  • Zwirner Equipment
    document _recordid 140
    Their services include custom fabrication, design & engineering, stainless steel parts supply,and equipment appraisals for storage and processing tanks.
  • Christy's
    document _recordid 141
    Located in the PowerCom Industrial Center, Christy's manufactures solvents, primer, sealants and cleaners for joining plastic pipe and fittings.
  • Tennessee Spring and Metal, LLC
    document _recordid 143
    Tennessee Spring manufactures torsion, extension, and compression springs for a wide variety of industries at a facility in the PowerCom Industrial Center.
  • Fluid Forming Americas
    document _recordid 145
    Enables the manufacturing and design communities to produce innovative components via the first significant innovation in metal forming in over 60 years.
  • Tri-Metals Welding and Fabrication
    document _recordid 146
    Offers TIG, MIG, and stick welding for steel, stainless steel, and aluminum needs.
  • Garrott Brothers
    document _recordid 147
    A full service ready mixed concrete supplier serving Sumner, Macon, Trousdale, Smith, Wilson, Davidson, Robertson, and Cheatham Counties.
  • Hartsville Cabinet and Millwork
    document _recordid 148
    Specializes in custom kitchen cabinets and counter tops.

Logistics1 document

  • Old Time Express
    document _recordid 150
    Offers both asset based and non-asset based logistics services at a fair price with on time delivery with a fleet of over 25 trucks and 60 dry van trailers.

Corrections1 document

  • CoreCivic
    document _recordid 152
    CoreCivic operates the Trousdale-Turner Correctional Complex. The facility houses approximately 2,550 inmates and has a staff of over 400.

Industrial Parks1 document

  • PowerCom Industrial Center
    document _recordid 134
    Spreading out roughly 500 acres, with a ready stock of existing buildings, PowerCom offers flexibility as well as size.

Economic Development Partners5 documents

  • Tennessee Central Economic Authority
    document _recordid 154
    Is a regional industrial development agency covering a five county area that includes Trousdale County. The Authority is located in Hartsville.
  • Greater Nashville Regional Council
    document _recordid 155
    GNRC is designated as the region's economic development district by the State of Tennessee and the U.S. Economic Development Administration.
  • Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association
    document _recordid 158
    MTIDA is an economic development agency funded by the Electric Cooperative, Municipal Electric and Natural Gas Distributors serving Middle Tennessee.
  • Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
    document _recordid 163
    ECD's mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.
  • TVA Economic Development
    document _recordid 164
    TVA Economic Development serves the seven states that make up the TVA service area-almost all of Tennessee and parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky.