Industry & Economic Development
HTL Advantage is the main agency responsible for promoting Industrial & Economic Development in Tipton County, TN. Serving three counties, with one mission: Economic Development. HTL Advantage is a three county economic development coalition that began with a set of specific goals on how to improve existing businesses and how to bring new industries into Haywood, Tipton, and Lauderdale (HTL) counties.
HTL has worked with several other organizations and businesses to make their aspirations a reality. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the local electric service providers, Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC), West Tennessee Industrial Association (WTIA), TN Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD), local Chambers of Commerce and schools all contributed to HTL Advantage’s successes.
VISION - To continuously improve the level of business and personal wealth as well as quality of life through education, workforce development, organizational leadership, and sustainable resource utilization.
MISSION - To develop and implement economic development programs that result in ongoing growth and profitability for business and a highly regarded place for individuals to live.
The HTL Advantage office is located in Covington, Tennessee, and run by President and CEO, Duane Lavery, CEcD. HTL Advantage prides itself on keeping West Tennessee growing.
For more information please don't hesitate to contact Mr. Lavery at:
1469 S Main St
Covington, TN 38019
Office: (901) 313-1072
Cell: (901) 647.9971
Fax: (901) 476-2756
For other important links see below:
Mastered in Tennessee
TN Department of Economic and Community Development
TVA Economic Development
West TN Industrial Association
West TN Retail Alliance
TN Economic Development Council
Tipton County Datasheet
There are two other agencies which also promote and advance Industrial and Economic Development within Tipton County: Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce and the South Tipton County Chamber of Commerce
For Industrial aspects within Tipton County please visit this portion of the Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce website.
For Economic aspects please visit this portion of the Covington-Tipton County Chamber of Commerce website (and retail gap sales analysis for Covington) and this portion for the South Tipton Chamber of Commerce website.
For more information please don't hesitate to contact either agency:
Covington - Tipton County Chamber of Commerce
106 W Liberty Ave
Covington, TN 38019
Office: (901) 476-9727
Fax: (901) 476-0056
Executive Director: Maleia M. Evans
Assistant Director: Lauren Fletcher
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant: Jeanette Hathcock
Community Development: Sherri Baliey
South Tipton County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 1198
Munford, TN 38058