KINGSPORT, Tenn. - After years with no businesses, the Tri-Cities Crossing is finally seeing progress as a local company relocates its corporate office.
Meade Tractor officials broke ground for the office and new construction brand Monday. The new location is at the Interstate 26 and Interstate 81 intersection. The company has outgrown its leased property in Bristol over the past seven years.
This relocation will bring in 10 new jobs to Kingsport. The four-million dollar investment will be on 10 acres with the potential for growth.
The Mayor of Kingsport John Clark expressed his outlook on the development. "Once people see that the buildings have gone vertical, and there are customers out here, and they're transacting business--I think this is going to be the start of something special for Kingsport and Sullivan County."
President of Meade Tractor Chuck Meade also explained, "With the amount of land we have, as we see this development take off--we're going to be a catalyst, and we could even I guess, internally make the area even bigger over the coming months."
The Mayor of Kingsport says other businesses are showing interest at Tri-Cities Crossing. He is also calling Meade Tractor a pioneer for being the first to plant new roots at the property development.
The Mead project is expected to be finished by February 2018.
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