Amazon Project Garners 2012 CiCi Award by Trade & Industry Development Magazine
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce was recently notified that the Amazon fulfillment center project in Murfreesboro is on Trade & Industry Development magazine’s 7th annual list of CiCi (Corporate Investment & Community Impact) Award winners.
The Amazon project, which also includes the fulfillment center in Lebanon, is one of only 30 economic development projects nationally to receive the distinction. The project will bring over 1,000 jobs to Rutherford County.
“We are thrilled to receive this award for a project that so many people in our community worked together to bring to fruition,” said Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Latture. “We appreciate Trade & Industry Development’s recognition of the positive impact the Amazon fulfillment center will have on Rutherford County.”
The CiCi Awards are unique in that they are a dual-awards program. They not only highlight the largest corporate investment projects, but also recognize those projects that may not involve large investments, but make the most notable impact on communities. There are a number of criteria considered for the impact division, including: number of new jobs created, number of current jobs retained, unemployment figures, income level of the region and plant closings.
According to the magazine’s editors, hundreds of submissions were received, from which only those that were announced and confirmed in 2011 were considered. The submissions were carefully scrutinized in both Corporate Investment and Community Impact categories, and the editors honed the selection to just 30 companies—based solely on verifiable information and without monetary influence. A full list of award winners is available at www.tradeandindustrydev.com.
Trade & Industry Development serves executives within specific vertical industries. Its mission is to help companies perpetuate success by providing clear and crucial insight into the challenge of site selection and facility planning. By working with thought leaders and experts in various fields, Trade & Industry Development provides actionable content that is both innovative and forward-looking. It is committed to being a valuable and trusted partner for C-suite executives, corporate real estate professionals and site consultants, enabling them to make the best possible decisions – for themselves, their companies and their shareholders.
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce seeks to promote economic development and a quality of life to benefit all residents of Rutherford County. Programs, events and services are offered to both members and non-members. The Chamber operates out of a main office on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro, and branch offices in Smyrna and La Vergne.