1. Economic Development Agency

    Gallatin, Tennessee

how did we fare in 2020?

We are kicking off our new video series "Prospering During A Pandemic" with an update from Mayor Paige Brown and our Executive Director James Fenton on how Gallatin weathered the pandemic.
While we recognize that 2020 has been a difficult year for most, we also recognize that it hasn't been all bad. Over the course of the next couple weeks we'll be posting the success stories from some of our business and industry partners. Stay tuned!

Community Survey Shows High Satisfaction

Predators partner with local developer

facebook selects gallatin for datacenter 

James Fenton Named to NBJ Power 100

James Fenton, Executive Director of the Gallatin Economic Development Agency, named to the Power 100 by the Nashville Business Journal. 

The NBJ recognized James for his work with Facebook to bring an $800-million data center to Gallatin.

Predators Ice Hockey Game

(January 14, 2020)   The Nashville Predators NHL organization is partnering with a local developer to bring two sheets of ice to Gallatin. WSMV's Terry Bulger shares the news and what it means for Gallatin and Sumner County.

The ice compound is part of The GOAT Farm, a proposed multi-use off of Nashville Pike near Shutes Lane. It will include a hotel, commercial and retail outparcels, as well as an entertainment venue

(August 12, 2020)   It started three years ago with a simple inquiry from a prospect looking to locate a data center. As the company we called Woolhawk narrowed its site selection, Gallatin stayed on the list, and stayed, and stayed. We are proud to finally announce that Facebook is building an $800 Million state-of-the-art data center in Gallatin, Tennessee.

 Welcome Facebook!


A 217-year-old city doesn’t stay alive simply by existing. It stays alive because it grows. Smart growth. Pro-active growth. Gallatin balances the ability to welcome the new, but also politely say “no thank you” to something that we know won’t thrive here. #GallatinTn is going up across the board: population, economy, and investment. We’re truly a city that invests in itself. Our mission is a resilient and diverse economy. 

Recognized as one of the top “power suburbs” in the United States, Gallatin boasts high-paying jobs and low taxes. Economic health, rich in education excellence, a thriving arts scene, and a vibrant retail environment make Gallatin a hub for family life. And a big plus: we’re 23 miles northeast of downtown Nashville, a city filling with young professionals and big-name businesses. Amazon. AllianceBernstein. Ernst & Young. Lyft. Warby Parker.

location map in relation to all states
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Okay. We won’t make you guess. We ranked #7. Homesnack(.net) considered safety, affordability, education, diversity, housing, commute, jobs and amenities. Check out the entire list and see which cities are on it. (But you really don’t need to look past Gallatin, do you?)

2020 Gallatin EDA All About Us Book


The COVID-19 Pandemic may have moved us inside until the danger passes, but that does not stop companies from considering where they might launch their new venture. Gallatin is still open for companies wanting to start the dialogue for a future location. Check us out online first by flipping through our 2020 Gallatin Economic Development book.

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If you're driving around town and see all the construction, then wonder, "What's going on there? What will that be?" - then here's a way to find out: a listing of new developments approved and/or under construction. If you still have questions, give us a call.