Each day, new companies come to our community and to Tennessee because of the fiscally responsible decisions Republican leaders continue to make. Currently, our state has the lowest debt and lowest taxes of any in the entire nation, as well as a AAA bond rating.
As a result, Tennessee remains near historic low unemployment levels for the month of March, and Sumner County has the fourth lowest unemployment rate — just 2.7 percent.
Last week, I joined with Gov. Bill Lee and our Department of Economic & Community Development for a major jobs announcement involving home builder Clayton Homes and its $14 million investment in a new supply facility in Westmoreland. This announcement means the addition of 110 new jobs for our citizens in Sumner County over the next two years.
Since January, 6,700 new jobs have already been announced in Tennessee, and more are on their way. Effective partnerships between our General Assembly, and the Governor, as well as input from our local chambers of commerce and organizations like the National Federation of Business (NFIB) are driving forces behind our economic success.
When we can partner with these important groups to better understand unique needs, we find new ways to strengthen our pro-business environment, leading to more job creation. House Republicans have and will continue to prioritize tax cuts, the elimination of burdensome regulations, and we will support initiatives that allow all businesses to thrive.
I am excited about our current and future economic prospects, and I appreciate Clayton’s investment in Sumner County. Under conservative leadership, Tennessee will remain a national leader in job growth and economic prosperity. Together, we will ensure our state remains the best place to live, work, and raise a family.
William Lamberth is the House Majority Leader for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. He is also a member of the House Finance, House Government Operations, and House Calendar & Rules Committees, as well as the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Lamberth lives in Portland and represents Tennessee House District 44, which includes part of Sumner County.