The Industrial Development Board in Hickman County, Tennessee, works as an agent for the county to expand business and industry. Working with site selection consultants, the Board buys and sells property intended for business and industrial development. The Board can also sell bonds for funding these industrial assets. The IDB manages PILOT projects (payment in lieu of taxes)—a important tax incentive for companies to locate in Hickman County as well as TIF projects (tax increment financing) that helps developers add value to an area.

The IDB works with highly-qualified economic developers for site selection services to identify properties and buildings for sale to meet prospective business' needs. The IDB works closely with other groups including the Chamber of Commerce, the Hickman County Economic and Community Development AssociationPlanning Commission, and the county's legislative body. The Board maintains a close working relationship with similar officials in Humphreys, Dickson, Williamson, and Maury Counties.

Interstate Friendly: Two Interstates; Four Exits

The Western Gateway to Metro Nashville

Hickman County is located in the middle of major manufacturing and industrial cities with easy access to all.

thumb radiusWith two Interstate systems passing through Hickman County, we're ready with quality access to the Interstate system. 

All You Need: Close Enough


visionHickmanLargeLogoHickman County is about 40 miles southwest of Nashville, Music City USA. 

For many, the quality of life here excels. We're close enough to Nashville for quick trips or transportation to and from related industries. Most of the time, we have all you need for a good life and for a healthy business. When you need more, Nashville is close enough.

 

Planned Growth Areas

Hickman County has county-wide zoning to help enable orderly, efficient growth in the area. The growth areas planned for the county are shown on the map below.

thumb development plan mapThe green area shows the area commonly referred to as "East Hickman," an unincorporated area with the highest growth rate in the county.

Growth in Hickman County

thumb HouseholdTrendsThe northeastern portion of Hickman County is within easy commuting distance to metro Nashville, and it is the most rapidly growing area of the county. Within 3 miles of Centerville, near the county's center, growth is relatively flat, and the percentage of households is substantially less than within the 15-mile radius. The last 5 miles of the 15-mile radius shows more than a doubling of the number of households.

 

Business Advantages

Major Manufacturers in Hickman County

FirmProduct or ServiceTotal Employees
Accurate Energetic Systems Explosives 110
Agrana Fruit US, Inc. Fruit Processing 87
Clark Container (Lyles) Plastic Packaging< 52
ECI Defense Group Government Distribution Center 20
Fabrication Specialties Corp. Skids & Wood Pallets 32
Freeman Wood Products Specialty Pallets 26
Sole Supports (Lyles) Customer Orthotics 95
Southeastern Pant LLC Apparel 38
All Hickory, Inc Hickory Sapling Supplier (furniture) N/A

Quick Facts About Hickman County Businesses

Business Distribution in Hickman County The charts and table below show the distribution of businesses in Hickman County, Tennessee.

The Tax Advantage

No Income Tax

Tennessee does not have a state income tax.

Sales Tax

The state sales tax is 7% for companies or people that distribute, sell, manufacture, or distribute tangible property. Hickman County adds a sales tax of 2.75%.

Sales tax is not levied on

  • Raw material for processing
  • Purchases, installation and repairs of qualified industrial machinery.
  • Machinery and equipment used for the production of electricity using clean energy technology
  • Material handling systems for qualified warehouse and distribution facilities purchased during a three-year investment period.
  • Certified pollution control equipment for manufacturers
  • Qualified industrial supplies
  • Computer equipment, peripheral devices and software purchased for a qualified data center with an investment of $250 million 
  • Containers, packaging and wrapping materials.
  • Items purchased for resale

There is reduced sales tax rates for manufacturers' use of energy fuel and water (1.5% vs. 7%), and additional exemptions or credits may be available.

A Capable Workforce

Retail Opportunity

Retail Leakage

Bon Aqua is poised to become a very high growth area. Why?

  • It's Close to the action. It sits at a signalized intersection of State Routes 100, 46 and 7 with tur...

A substantial part of Hickman County sales for retail plus food and drink leak to surrounding counties. While there are grocery stores in Centerville and Bon Aqua/Lyles, they are smaller than the b...

Hickman County retail accounts for a fraction of the sales for building materials, gardening supplies and equipment.

It is apparent that there are too few local distributors for sales of bu...

Most people in Hickman County purchase automobiles, other vehicles, parts, and tires outside of Hickman County.

Part of the reason is that the sales volume in Hickman County may not be suff...

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John Anderson

Member, at large

10111 )ld Hwy 46

Bon Aqua, TN 37025

t: 931-670-3352

m: 931-996-9251

Paul Aydelott

Secretary - 7th District Member

3543 Swan Creek Rd

Centerville, TN 37033

t: 931-729-1674

m: 931-626-3305

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This position represents the 7th District of Hickman County. The term expires 6/30/2020. Not eligible for reappointment.

Ray Bauhs

Member District 2

10020 Charleston Road

Lyles, Tn 37098

t: 301-247-9138

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Appointed Nov. 2015 for a position whose term expired 6/30/2018. Not eligible for reappointment.

Don Casto

Treasurer - 5th District Member

4393 Cedar Street

Centerville, TN 37033

t: 931-729-0266

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This position represents the 5th District of Hickman County. Don Casto was appointed in 2014; the six-year term expires 6/30/2020; not eligible for new term.

Jimmy Cline

Member - At Large

8271 N. Lick Creek Rd.

Lyles, TN 37098

t: 615-218-3118

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Current term extends through 6/30/2022. Not eligible for reappointment.

Matt Cochran

Board Member - 4th District

9351 Old Locust Creek Rd

Bon Aqua, Tennessee 37025

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Appointed in November 2015 for a term expired 6/30/2018;  eligible for new term through 6/30/2024.

Tim Hobbs

Board member - 3rd District

9220 Old Bon Aqua Road

Bon Aqua, Tennessee 37025

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Appointed in 2017. Current term extends through 6/30/2022, Not eligible for reappointment.

Susan Petty

1st District

Highway 48 N

Pinewood, Tn

m: 615-812-4003

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Current term expires on 6/30/2022. Not eligible for reappointment.

Gary P. Tucker

Member - At Large

10021 Charleston Drive

Lyles, TN 37098

t: 618-214-4292

m: 618-214-4292

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This is an at-large position. The initial term expired on 6/30/2016. Reappointed through 6/30/2022. Not eligible for reappointment after 6/30/22.