Monday, July 16, 2007

1,500 New Jobs in Rutherford

From a Daily News Journal article about the new shopping center called "The Avenue": "Although local employers may worry about the shopping center causing a labor shortage, the Avenue's projected jobs represent retail employment growth that would occur here in two and a half years, MTSU business professor David Penn told audience members attending a Chamber of Commerce seminar last May. The needs of the 1,500 workers, such as food and shelter, will create a ripple effect that leads to 600 to 3,000 more jobs, Penn said." (BERC Clippings)