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Forum on Blue Oval is in Paris Wednesday

Posted 12/1/22

PARIS, Tenn. (November 29) — This year’s Leadership Henry County Class is excited to host a public forum at Krider Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 7 at 10 a.m. The forum features Parisians Kyle Spurgeon, President, and CEO of the Greater Jackson Chamber and Mark Herbison, HTL Advantage, who will discuss how Ford’s Blue Oval City will affect Paris and Henry County in the future. In addition, Janna Hellums of the Tenn. Dept. of Economic Development will join the panel.

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Forum on Blue Oval is in Paris Wednesday

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PARIS, Tenn. (November 29) — This year’s Leadership Henry County Class is excited to host a public forum at Krider Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, December 7 at 10 a.m. The forum features Parisians Kyle Spurgeon, President, and CEO of the Greater Jackson Chamber and Mark Herbison, HTL Advantage, who will discuss how Ford’s Blue Oval City will affect Paris and Henry County in the future. In addition, Janna Hellums of the Tenn. Dept. of Economic Development will join the panel.
 
“Working with your college roommate (Herbison) to help locate one of the largest manufacturing projects in North America was a special experience.  Having the opportunity to come back to your hometown to discuss the project is also special,” commented Kyle Spurgeon.
 
Both Kyle and Mark were  instrumental in Ford Motor Company choosing West Tennessee as the destination for its new investment. Blue Oval City will be home to the industrial complex delivering Ford’s next all-new electric truck and batteries powering the future Ford and Lincoln vehicles. Ford is spending $5.6 billion in developing Blue Oval City at the Megasite. About 6,000 new jobs are to be created as Ford works on revolutionizing how electric vehicles and batteries for them are manufactured.
 
“It’s exciting to be able to come home and talk about one of the most impactful projects in the state’s history. Ford’s Blue Oval City is going to bring generation change and opportunity to our region and it’s been an honor to be a part of the team that worked to land this historic deal,” commented Mark Herbison.
 
This event is free and open to the public. Leadership Henry County is a program under the Paris-Henry County Chamber of Commerce. Betsy Hudgins and Armand Hebert are co-facilitators of the program.

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