Meigs County was named for Col. Return Jonathan Meigs from Connecticut who served in the Revolutionary War and was head of the Cherokee Agency from 1801 until his death in 1823.Many successful companies have come to find their home in Meigs County. A wide variety of industries find the local workforce and quality of life to be the keys to their success. Shaw Industries has been in Meigs County since the 1970’s producing filaments for the carpet industry and employs over 500 people. Polyform and Cymer Chemical also are involved in the plastic and polymer industry. In addition to the expertise in plastics, Solomon Corporation remanufactures utility service grade electrical transformers, Array Retail Solutions produces high end retail store display fixtures, and The Anvil Works produces high quality hand forged items in iron copper and brass.Within 40 miles of Decatur there has recently been a huge investment in high tech industry and distribution. Volkswagon and Wacker Chemical have each invested over One Billion dollars in the first phases of their production facilities. Amazon.com has also built two state of the art 900,000SF distribution centers in the region. All of this industrial activity is fed by clean TVA power plants nearby including the 110 mega watt hydro electric Watts Bar Dam, and the 1100 mega watt Watts Bar Unit number one nuclear facility. A combination of all these factors makes Meigs County, and The City of Decatur a place industries want to be.
No matter where you live in Meigs County, you are never far from the river, from a meandering creek, or from a soothing pond. No matter where you live, you can see broad, fertile fields and hills that are ever-changing with the passing of the seasons. No matter where you live, you can find fine schools to educate your children and a good sports program all year round to provide physical fitness and community fellowship. No matter where you live, you can find a friendly neighbor, a helpful hand, a firm patriotism, a strong morality. It is said that people find what they look for, and many have looked for and found satisfaction in Meigs County, Tennessee. Once a person has ever called Meigs County “home”, it is a place that holds a part of that person forever.
- Less than 10 miles to I-75
- Within a day’s drive of 68% of thee nation’s population
- Right-To-Work State
- Competitive Pricing
- Stable TVA Power rates, with highly reliable service
- Productive workforce of 281,550 within Meigs and contiguous counties
- No personal income tax
- No state property tax
- No state sales tax on raw materials, goods in process, or finished goods
- No state sales tax on industrial machinery purchases or repairs
- Superior quality of life
- Less than 20 miles from McMinn County Airport, 44 miles from Chattanooga Airport, 65 miles from Knoxville Airport, 175 miles to Atlanta Airport