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BTH: Economic Impact of Ford's proposed Blue Oval City


This week on Channel 10’s Behind the Headlines, President and CEO of HTL Advantage, Mark Herbison, and President of Bartlett Area Chamber of Commerce, John Threadgill, joins host Eric Barnes and The Daily Memphian reporter Bill Dries.

Ford Motor Company plans to build a $5.6 billion electric truck plant, located about fifty miles east of Memphis. The plant is expected to be complete in 2025 and create up to 6,000 jobs to start. Herbison says the vast deal will positively impact the local economy, spur population growth, grow the local job market, and more.

Guests also discuss what the Ford plant means for West Tennessee and the electric vehicle industry.