Hagerty concludes first-annual Statewide Economic Development Tour

September 9, 2021

NASHVILLE, TN—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today concluded his first-annual statewide Economic Development Tour in his boyhood hometown of Gallatin, participating in a ribbon cutting for an expansion of the Gap Inc. distribution center, which will generate hundreds of full and part-time jobs for the area.

“I have spent much of the last month traveling the Volunteer State—the best state in the Nation to live, work, and raise a family—speaking directly with business owners, community leaders, workers, and law enforcement,” Senator Hagerty said. “What I’ve heard is that Washington needs to get out of the way and stop these radical tax-and-spending sprees that are resulting in rising inflation and a disincentive to work. Every conversation I had with Tennesseans this month will help me fight the radical policies coming from Democrats and hold the Biden Administration accountable.”

Since August 16, Hagerty has made stops in the following counties: Sumner, Wilson, Montgomery, Greene, Sullivan, Knox, Humphreys, Coffee, Franklin, Moore, Lincoln, Lawrence, Giles, Rutherford, Hardin, McNairy, Hardeman, Shelby, and Hamilton.

Hagerty, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Banking Committees and former state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, announced in August that he would embark on his first Economic Development tour across the state and that it would become an annual event, taking place each August when the Senate is in recess.