Franklin County receives Community TaP certification
July 30, 2008 — Franklin County, Tenn., has been recognized for its leadership and participation in the Valley Targeted and Prepared Community Program (TaP).
Developed by TVA and local power distributors, the TaP Program is administered by Boyette Levy, an Atlanta firm that provides strategic advice and communications support in economic and community development.
After conducting an analysis of Franklin County's resources and strengths, Boyette Levy presented its findings and recommendations to the community at a meeting July 11.
"Our findings show that the best industry targets for Franklin County include aerospace-aviation suppliers, automotive suppliers, medical equipment and supplies, and plastics and rubber products manufacturing," said Del Boyette, a principal of the firm. He cited the county's strategic location, quality of life, labor force, and transportation and utilities infrastructure as its strongest assets.
"TVA applauds Franklin County for their successful completion of this strategic planning process," said TVA Senior Vice President of Economic Development John Bradley. It helps prepare the community for continued economic success."
Franklin County was one of three Tennessee Valley communities to participate in the TaP program this year. The program includes an in-depth evaluation of a community’s resources and strengths to target and recruit specific industry segments, which could bring additional jobs and investments.