Rutherford County is growing in every facet of economic development. All the players are united in the planning and implementation for growth. The environment we find ourselves in has created two strong economic engines for growth, the manufacturing recruitment and tourism; both are realizing both immediate and long term sustainable endeavors. We have achieved work force ready certification; which indicates the support of our business community. Our college has implemented innovative customized training for our existing businesses and tailoring curriculum for those who need specialized training. We are building an advanced technology center which will greatly enhance our ability to prepare our work force for 21st century jobs. Our Tourism Development Authority has a very all-encompassing plan to reinforce our natural assets and attract even more visitors to our region. Listed below is just a brief snapshot of the reasons we are experiencing such phenomenal growth. Please take a moment to read the following data; they represent just some aspects of why we are growing and will point to the immediate opportunities we are pursuing.