Joe A. Hollingsworth, Jr. is the CEO and owner of The Hollingsworth Companies. The Hollingsworth Companies is a collection of varied businesses crowned by the Industrial Building Program. With over 44 years of property development experience, Joe has a history of breaking down the road blocks that often prevent others from achieving their business goals. Joe served as Vice-Chair with Governor Don Sundquist on the Tennessee Board for Economic Growth, which developed the first long-term economic development strategy in Tennessee’s history. He has documented the rise of the South as the world’s fourth largest economy in his book The Southern Advantage. This history parallels the growth of The Hollingsworth Companies Industrial Building Program from developing single lot properties in East Tennessee to the creation of large dedicated industrial parks in Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia. With the addition of Hollingsworth Capital Partners and the Southern Advantage Community preparedness program, the Hollingsworth footprint of industrial facilities spreads into 14 states and 41 communities. Joe has two children, Trey Hollingsworth and Nicci Hollingsworth.