The State of Robertson County...Economic Development-Wise

What is the state of Robertson County in September 2016 as it relates to economic development?  We are at the end of a transformative decade which has seen a major shift in the way we practice economic development. And in the past year we have experienced the largest job creation numbers in the last decade. 

Folowing is a transcript of remarks made by Chamber president Margot Fosnes at the Chamber's "State of Robertson County" Lunch & Learn held last Thursday at the Stokes Brown Public Library. 

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Find A Job Close to Home at the Chamber Job Fair

The latest unemployment statistics released have Robertson County back in the top ten in the state for lowest unemployment rate at just  4.2%. That is great news for Robertson County residents and gratifying for those of us who work to recruit and encourage new job creation in our community. But there is a downside to this good news, as our manufacturers and businesses struggle to fill open positions and keep production schedules and customer service at desired levels.

The Robertson County Chamber is doing our part to help by hosting a Job Fair on Monday, September 26, 4 - 8 pm at The Center in Springfield.

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Chamber Hosts First "State of the County" Event

Each year in Washington DC, the President of the United States gives his annual "State of the Union" address. The intent is to update the citizenry on the progress that the country has made in the preceding year and lay out plans for the next twelve months.  Our Tennessee Govrenor makes a similar speech each year, and many of our neighboring cities and counties do something much the same. This year the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the first, and what we hope will be annual, "State of Robertson County" event on Thursday, September 22, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at the Stokes Brown Public Library in Springfield.

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Two years ago, at the request of Robertson County Schools' director Mike Davis, our Robertson Education Initiative introduced #ACTCounts, a program designed to incentivize Robertson County high school students to reach for the stars when it comes to taking the ACT college readiness exam.  

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