The Springfield Industrial Development Board/Health and Education Facilities Board has been established in accordance with Tennessee Code Annotated Title 7, Chapter 53. Under the provisions of this chapter, projects may be acquired, purchased, constructed, reconstructed, improved, bettered, and extended; and bonds may be issued for such purposes. The Board has the authority to negotiate and accept from the Board's lessees, payments in lieu of ad valorem taxes; provided, such payments are deemed to be in furtherance of the Board's public purposes.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors of the Springfield Industrial Development Board and Health and Education Facilities Board consists of seven (7) members each serving a term of six (6) years.
The Board of Directors meets when needed.
The Board members are as follows:
Mike Beshear, Chairman
Greg Ball Robert Williams
Dr. Tom Onstott
Mr. Jerome M. Converse serves as the Attorney for the Springfield Industrial Development Board and Health and Education Facilities Board. Mr. Converse can be reached as follows:
Telephone: (615) 384-8861
NORTH INDUSTRIAL PARK
The City of Springfield offers tracts of land for sale in the North Industrial Park for both industrial and commercial purposes. Land for industrial purposes can be purchased for the amount of seventeen thousand dollars ($17,000) per acre. Smaller tracts at the edge of the park along Highway 41 and Highway 431 can be purchased for commercial purposes and will be sold at appraised market value. The Springfield Board of Mayor and Aldermen must approve all sales of industrial and commercial property. All sales of industrial property are authorized based upon the number of jobs created, salary and benefit levels, and the potential contribution the industry will make to the economic well-being of Springfield and Robertson County.
All acreage within the park is readily accessible to all public utilities provided by the City of Springfield including, water, wastewater, electric distribution, and natural gas distribution. The North Industrial Park is also located within two (2) miles of the Springfield-Robertson County Airport.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INQUIRIES
All businesses and industries looking for a location within the City of Springfield are encouraged to contact the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber keeps a listing of most available properties suitable for industrial, commercial, and retail development. Mrs. Margot Fosnes is the President and Chief Economic Development Officer of the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce and she can be reached as follows: