There's lots going in Gallatin - and people take notice. There's also news that pops up that might have an impact on Gallatin, our county or the region. We'll try our best to keep you updated here, but if you're looking for something and you don't see it here, give us a shout!

NIC Global Expansion

Manufacturer NIC Global in Gallatin, Tennessee is expanding its facility with a $2 Million capital investment that will add 28 new jobs. 

NIC Global, located on Belvedere Drive, has been in Gallatin since 2004. The company specializes in sheet metal fabrication, and assembly with industry-leading customers throughout North America. NIC product is integral in heavy truck, medical, and power distribution industries.

"We appreciate NIC's commitment to Gallatin and its operations here," said James Fenton, Executive Director of the Gallatin Economic Development Agency. "Historically, 80% of new jobs come from existing industries. When a company like NIC chooses to expand in Gallatin instead of growing elsewhere, that is a sign that they value this community."


First page of the Nashville Business Journal article about Facebook Coming to Gallatin

The 3-Year Path to Landing Facebook

The path to landing Facebook's newest data center complex in Gallatin was arduous. There were times of elation and times of devastation. The Nashville Business Journal chronicles the journey.

A combination of patience, persistence and a prayer or two paid off with the annoucement in August, 2020 that Gallatin was indeed the choice for Facebook.

We are honored to have this Fortune 100 company in our city and look forward to many years of community partnership.

Archer Datacenters Under Construction

Archer Datacenters broke ground on its first ever facility - choosing Gallatin, TN to launch the business. We thank owners Jordan Milman and David Bartholomai for their confidence in our city. Milman launched Archer in July 2017 to develop wholesale co-location data centers powered exclusively by renewable energy in under-served and emerging U.S. markets. Internet traffic and data storage demand are both growing exponentially.

Click HERE to read their news release.

Sumner County Schools CTE Director Speaks to Gallatin’s Business & Industry Partners

Chase Moore, Supervisor of CTE & STEM, Sumner County Schools was the guest speaker at our quarterly Gallatin Expansion & Retention (GEAR) luncheon. During the luncheon, Chase discussed how companies will benefit from participating in CTE programs. Programs include: business & industry tours, high school guest speaker, career fairs, job shadowing, internships/apprenticeships, etc. Many companies in Gallatin are currently participating in one of more of the programs listed above. Their involvement is helping to create a strong workforce pipeline. 

Gallatin on cover of American City & County

National Focus on Gallatin’s Brand

American City & County magazine, the voice for state and local government since 1909, gives Gallatin, TN the cover of its July 2018 edition.

The story begins on page 16.

Gallatin has received national and regional accolades and awards since unveiling its branding research, the brand narrative, and the new logo

"It wasn’t about the logo. It wasn’t about the tagline. It was, ’Let’s figure out who we are," says James Fenton, Executive Director of the Gallatin EDA. 

As the article points out, a good branding process includes three key initiatives: assessing and researching the city, using those insights to devise brand components and strategies, and a plan to roll it out.

The article also quotes Mayor Paige Brown: "Now, we never struggle with how to describe ourselves or how to market ourselves...we have the tools to be more consistent...(and) put ourselves out there much more professionally and consistently."

James with slide from presentation at Jan 8 Chamber Lunch


Gallatin today is growing by 270 people per month. Are we planning for that boom? EDA Executive Director James Fenton shared the data and the plan with the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce this month.

Here’s how The Tennessean reported it.

Reader's Digest Cover Naming Gallatin the Nicest Place In America 2017

Gallatin: Nicest Place in America 2017

Reader's Digest has honored Gallatin, Tennessee as the Nicest Place in America.

Read the Reader's Digest story about Gallatin and watch the video.

Here's what Editor-in-Chief Bruce Kelley said about why they chose Gallatin:

"At a time when the country seems to be more divided than ever, we launched 'Nicest Places' as a way to counter that national dynamic," said Kelley. "We all know local places where neighbors help one another in good times and bad and where strangers are made to feel welcome. Reader's Digest wanted to celebrate those places that embody community spirit and remind us that trust and a sense of belonging, rather than division and incivility, is what binds us together as Americans."

Gallatin received the award in October at a ceremony in front of Gallatin City Hall. "We are a very diverse community in so many ways," said Mayor Paige Brown, "Yet we have a special culture and we care about one another, we support one another and we take care of each other. Imagine if more people did that."

Readers Digest Photoshoot in front of Sumner County Courthouse

Reader's Digest Visits Gallatin

The Gallatin News caught Reader's Digest photographers on the square in Gallatin taking pictures of Mayor Paige Brown, Police Chief Don Bandy, and Reverend Derrick Jackson for a story in one of their upcoming issues. We know we're in the top ten for #NicestPlaceInAmerica, but still waiting to find out who will be number one. Read the story by reporter Josh Cross. Photo credit: Josh Cross, The Gallatin News

Manufacturing Day in Gallatin, TN

Every year, Gallatin honors its existing industry on Manufacturing Day. This year, we held a breakfast with featured speaker Gerry Helper, Senior Vice President of the NHL Nashville Predators. The Preds made Middle Tennessee proud by achieving the Stanley Cup Finals as Western Division Champs.

The IC is Growing

New roads, new utility lines, new power substation, new company coming out of the ground in the Gallatin Industrial Center. Executive Director James Fenton takes you on a short tour. Gallatin is pro-active about infrastructure and meeting the needs of our manufacturing partners.

Award winning magazine ad by Gallatin EDA
Gallatin Retail Flyer May 2017

Gallatin receives Special Judges Award and two others from the Southern Economic Development Council.

EDA Retail Recruitment

Gallatin's growth generates more retail interest and more commercial development. Check out this story in The Gallatin News.

Readers Digest media platforms
Class Photo on Playground

Voting has ended...Now we wait...

...In the meantime, Reader's Digest has written an article about why Gallatin is in the top 10 #NicestPlaceInAmerica. 
"A saying goes, 'When something terrible happens, it's how you react to it that really determines who you are.' That couldn't be truer for the people of Gallatin, Tennessee..."

Merrol Hyde Magnet School Top 2 in Middle TN* - and Top 1% of all high schools in the U.S.^

MHMS: average ACT composite score is 29
Students scoring 21 or higher on ACT is 98.3%
100% graduation rate

*Nashville Business Journal
^U.S News & World Report
Gallatin 2017 blue pencil award
GAP simple logo

Gallatin Receives National Recognition for New Brand Print

The City of Gallatin was awarded 2nd place for a branding campaign by the National Association of Government Communicators (NAGC) during an awards ceremony last week in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Read the brand narrative and see how we're using it in new ads.

Other News:

$41.7 capital expenditure - 500 new jobs

Why Beretta Chose Gallatin

CEO of the nearly 500-year-old family-owned company explains Beretta's decision to move its only U.S. manufacturing facility to Tennessee and Gallatin. 
Young woman adjusting graduation cap

First in the Nation

Tennessee is the first state in the nation to offer free tuition for all community college students. The New York Times takes notice.
Gallatin Receives Site Development Grant

Gallatin EDA Receives Site Grant

Tennessee ECD Commissioner Bobby Rolfe awards the Gallatin EDA a $145,000 industrial site development grant.
Beretta gun parts on pallets

National Headquarters Moves to Gallatin

Axem Distributing, which makes parts for firearms, moves its national headquarters and all manufacturing to Gallatin.

Gallatin Welcomes Welch College

One of the nation's top-rated small colleges moves its entire campus to Gallatin. Welch College, a 4-year residential college, adds to the city's higher education options. The campus is now open and graduating its first class after the move.