Tennessee Awards Pair of $1M-Plus Grants for Economic Development Projects

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development revealed it awarded $1.25 million to Kaiser Aluminum Investments to move its company headquarters from California to Franklin.

TNECD also granted pet-supply online retailer Chewy $2.1 million for its fulfillment center in Wilson County.

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New E-Commerce Facility to Bring over a Thousand Jobs to Tennessee

A golden lab and black lab in front of a Chewy box

Chewy Inc. plans to build a new e-commerce fulfillment center in Wilson County that will lead to 1,200 new jobs, Tennessee officials and the company announced Tuesday.

Details on the size, cost or economic incentives related to the project, projected to open in fall 2022, were not immediately released. Once finalized, those details will be included in the state’s economic development database in the next 15-30 days, according to the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development.

“At 1,200 jobs, Chewy will become one of the top three largest employers in Wilson County,” TDECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said in a statement.

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