Economic Development

Economic Development in Henderson County

Henderson County, located almost equal distance between Nashville and Memphis, is strategically situated to serve the populous and rapidly developing areas of Tennessee and the Southeast Region of the United States.


A number of manufacturing plants in Lexington have found the city’s location to be ideal for them to distribute products to a national market. Lexington’s manufacturing, processing industries and distribution centers distribute goods all over the Southeast, as well as the principal markets in the United States.


Certified Industrial Sites guaranteed to meet or exceed the criteria typically required by industries seeking a site for immediate development.

Industrial Properties and Buildings

The chamber partners with regional and state organizations to showcase the available industrial properties in Henderson County.


Site Listings - TVA (select Henderson, TN for community search) Site Listings - WTIA Virtual Spec Building


Just between Memphis and Nashville, Henderson County’s central location gives plenty of options to residents and visitors to residents and visitors, and the connection to Interstate 40 makes the county accessible and visible. Because of our central location, it is a short drive for surrounding county residents who work here.


A diverse industry continues to thrive and cater to our family-based community. In addition, our soon-to-be added housing will provide family living in small developments and offer amenities to our growing economy.


Workforce Ready

West Tennessee offers a skilled labor supply with a strong work ethic. Education and training for technical and management positions are plentiful, with eight technology centers and several colleges and universities throughout the area. Local manufacturers and other regional companies rely on local institutions such as Jackson State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology to provide training services for our workforce. Having local educational opportunities helps make it easier to equip a workforce dedicated to producing quality products and services. Wages in the West Tennessee area are competitive with other southern cities, and union presence in the region remains low.


The county’s workforce draw area consists of the surrounding counties of Chester, Hardin, Decatur, Carroll, Madison and Benton. Henderson County is a certified ACT Work Ready Community, which helps states, regions and counties build a sustainable infrastructure to close skills gaps and attain a competitive advantage. As a result, our community is equipped to link education and workforce development, achieve alignment to economic development and match people to jobs. Our goal is to grow communities and sustain a robust workforce here in Henderson County through a diverse ACT curriculum, which will prepare students for jobs ranging from apprenticeships to credential alignment. We also strive to provide existing employees with opportunities to advance their careers and supply technical education to those transitioning employees.


Workforce Training Locations

Jackson State Community College Lexington Campus Tennessee College of Applied Technology Lexington Campus


Beech River Regional Airport

The Beech River Regional Airport is located almost equal distance between Nashville and Memphis. It is only 10 minutes from the beautiful Tennessee River and from seven Beech River watershed lakes. It includes approximately 400 acres of property in Henderson County. It consists of a 4,000-foot terminal building, 10,000-square-foot maintenance hangar and 24 T-hangar units, which will service business, corporate and personal aircraft. The airport also has a lighted runway and taxiway, along with modern navigational aids. It is one of only six general aviation airports in Tennessee that have 6,000 feet or more of runways. A full-length, parallel taxiway is also included in the design for increased safety. To learn more about the airport, visit