• Economic Development

    Everyone knows the importance of location in business. In today’s market place, access to market is of the utmost importance. The Henderson,
    Tennessee, area is composed of engaged residents looking for opportunities to keep their dollars at home. On a larger scale, Henderson provides
    exceptional access to a global market and an innovative, hard-working employee base. More than 65% of the nation’s population are within one day’s truck transport.

    The Henderson and Chester County area is home to many national and international companies while providing a strong economy for locally owned small businesses. The Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce works to promote a healthy and vibrant economic climate in the Henderson and Chester County region.

    If you are looking for a home for your business, whether small retail or large industrial, we encourage you to take a look at Henderson and Chester
    County. We are confident you will like what you find.

    Incentives

    There are many reasons to make Henderson and Chester County your business home.

    Beyond excellent transportation and an abundant skilled workforce, our area offers supportive local and state officials, who are willing to work with you to make your project a success. The community and the State of Tennessee review projects on an individual basis to create a customized incentive package designed to meet your needs.

    Please contact the chamber office for additional information.

    Click below to learn more about our economic partners.

    Southwest Tennessee Development District
    West Tennessee Industrial Association
    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
    Tennessee Valley Authority
    Southwest Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation

  • Additional information about demographics, labor and other statistical information may be at tnecd.com, tvasites.com or by contacting the chamber.

    Demographics

    A Diverse Population

    Summary

    2010 Census 2014
    Population 17,131 17,429
    Households 6,208 6,329
    Families 4,528 4,583
    Average Household Size 2.56 2.55
    Owner Occupied Housing Units 4,534 4,558
    Median Age 36.3 36.6

    Trends

    Area State National
    Population 0.57% 0.82% 0.68%
    Households 0.6% 0.84% 0.74%
    Families 0.56% 0.81% 0.72%
    Median Household Income 4.06% 3.3% 2.55%

    Households by Income

    2014 Number 2014 Percentage
    <$15,000 1,233 19.5%
    $15,000 – $24,999 884 14%
    $25,000 – $34,999 717 11.3%
    $35,000 – $49,999 981 15.5%
    $50,000 – $74,999 1,205 19%
    $75,000 – $99,999 745 11.8%
    $100,000 – $149,999 458 7.2%
    $150,000 – $199,999 82 1.3%
    $200,000+ 24 0.4%

    Population by Age

    Census 2010 Number Census 2010 Percentage 2014 Number 2014 Percentage
    0 – 4 971 5.7% 984 5.6%
    5-9 1,056 6.2% 1,066 6.1%
    10 – 14 1,211 6.2% 1,212 7%
    15 – 19 1,597 9.3% 1,561 9%
    20 – 24 1,569 9.2% 1,601 9.2%
    25 – 34 1,889 11% 1,954 11.2%
    35 – 44 2,115 12.3 2091 12%
    45 – 54 2,256 13.2% 2,223 12.8%
    55 – 64 1,967 11.5% 2,091 12%
    65 – 74 1,366 8% 1,482 8.5%
    75 – 84 798 4.7% 808 4.6%
    85+ 336 2% 356 2%

    Race and Ethnicity

    Census 2010 Number Census 2010 Percentage 2014 Number 2014 Percentage
    White Alone 15,021 87.7% 15,199 87.2%
    Black Alone 1,569 9.2% 1,626 9.3%
    American Indian Alone 72 0.4% 75 0.4%
    Asian Alone 60 0.4% 67 0.4%
    Pacific Islander Alone 2 0% 2 0%
    Some Other Race Alone 136 0.8% 164 0.9%
    Two or More Races 271 1.6% 296 1.7%
    Hispanic Origin (Any Race) 343 2% 422 2.4%

  • Labor Statistics

    Occupation

    # of Jobs Average Wages
    Colleges, Universities and Professional Schools (Private) 720 $27,060.37
    Elementary and Secondary Schools (Local Government) 471 $30,811.51
    Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals 427 87.7%
    Limited-Service Restaurants 201 $13,197.51
    Other Fabricated Wire Product Manufacturing 164 $34,287.12
    Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores 129 $14,672.36
    Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) 104 $43,973.19
    Religious Organizations 97 $12,182.92
    Full-Service Restaurants 88 $9,926.30
    Food Service Contractors 79 $18,102.96
    Commercial Banking 67 $28,547.57
    New Car Dealers 65 $41,568.85
    Metal Stamping 60 $36,739.36
    General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Truckload 58 $31,742.58
    Federal Government, Military 57 $24,424.39
    Landscaping Services 51 $51,383.20
    Other Metal Valve and Pipe Fitting Manufacturing 51 $55,314.31
    Temporary Help Services 48 $17,535.79
    Site Preparation Contractors 36 $19,387.73
    Machine Shops 35 $42,249.96
    Residential Remodelers 35 $22,922.92
    Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores 33 $15,887.29
    Child Day Care Services 33 $18,615.18
    Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities 32 $18,189.78
    Pharmacies and Drug Stores 30 $52,698.06
    All Other General Merchandise Stores 30 $9,194.26
    Home Health Care Services 27 $20,163.80
    Commercial and Institutional Building Construction 27 $22,070.75
    New Single-Family Housing Construction (except Operative Builders) 26 $22,001.09
    Plumbing, Heating and Air-Conditioning Contractors 25 $26,890.74
    Electroplating, Plating, Polishing, Anodizing and Coloring 24 $40,939.73
    Oil and Gas Pipeline and Related Structures Construction 24 $30,935.39
    Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors 23 $23,060.98
    Automotive Parts and Accessories Stores 23 $20,997.23
    Home Centers 23 $19,409.22
    Electric Power Distribution 22 $70,694.02
    General Warehousing and Storage 22 $21,081.03
    Painting and Wall Covering Contractors 22 $11,684.08
    General Automotive Repair 21 $22,476.83
    US Postal Service 21 $42,271.21
    Automotive Body, Paint and Interior Repair and Maintenance 19 $26,558.90
    Continuing Care Retirement Communities 18 $25,816.69
    Homes for the Elderly 18 $41,679.12
    Newspaper Publishers 17 $12,155.35
    Exterminating and Pest Control Service 17 $54,190.80
    Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths) 17 $26,619.73
    Beauty Salons 17 $16,170.75
    Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers 17 $31,681.41
    Insurance Agencies and Brokerages 16 $32,823.64
    Private Households 16 $13,186.47
    Farm and Garden Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 16 $32,916.59
    Drywall and Insulation Contractors 16 $12,893.61
    Roofing Contractors 15 $23,863.97
    Tobacco Stores 14 $28,384.61
    Janitorial Services 14 $11,374.60
    Other Building Material Dealers 14 $25,046.80
    Special Die and Tool, Die Set, Jig and Fixture Manufacturing 12 $21,877.36
    Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance 12 $23,438.46
    Consumer Lending 12 $61,010.40
    Federal Government, Civilian, Excluding Postal Service 12 $54,392.67
    Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Bottled Gas) Dealers 12 $29,671.12
    All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 12 $38,336.91
    Offices of Optometrists 11 $16,484.89
    Offices of Dentists 11 $29,282.32
    Logging 11 $32,999.63
    Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers 10 $75,259.11
    Other Personal and Household Goods Repair and Maintenance 9 $12,896.30
    Used Car Dealers 9 $27,993.31
    Periodical Publishers 9 $27,335.37
    All Other Specialty Trade Contractors 9 $20,420.94
    Fabricated Structural Metal Manufacturing 8 $21,844.77
    Furniture Stores 8 $18,843.69
    Child and Youth Services 8 $49,687.73
    Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers 8 $15,256.08
    Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters 8 $51,635.65
    Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels 8 $9,873.24
    Instruments and Related Products Manufacturing for Measuring, Displaying and Controlling Industrial Process Variables 8 $35,403.93
    Offices of Lawyers 8 $29,278.58
    Funeral Homes and Funeral Services 7 $35,370.90
    Golf Courses and Country Clubs 7 $15,328.32
    General Freight Trucking, Long-Distance, Less Than Truckload 7 $36,786.70
    Finish Carpentry Contractors 7 $10,280.67
    Wood Kitchen Cabinet and Countertop Manufacturing 6 $28,868.00
    Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers 6 $25,630.96
    Floor Covering Stores 6 $28,262.47
    Cut Stone and Stone Product Manufacturing 6 $23,136.41
    General Freight Trucking, Local 6 $7,288.97
    Other Accounting Services 6 $37,867.10
    Sign Manufacturing 6 $53,527.03
    Civic and Social Organizations 6 $13,001.17
    New Housing Operative Builders 5 $23,486.55
    Commercial Lithographic Printing 5 $37,196.06
    Automobile and Other Motor Vehicle Merchant Wholesalers 5 $31,332.93
    All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (except Tobacco Stores) 5 $70,186.76
    Other Concrete Product Manufacturing 5 $30,040.64
    Electronic Shopping 5 $15,020.10
    Residential Property Managers 5 $16,499.79
    Animal Production 5 $12,866.17
    Tire Dealers 5 $19,593.07
    Independent Artists, Writers and Performer 5 $11,995.63
    Dental Laboratories 5 $75,734.88
    Gift, Novelty and Souvenir Stores 5 $24,785.02
    Masonry Contractors 5 $12,154.30
    Flooring Contractors 4 $15,845.30
    Marketing Research and Public Opinion Polling 4 $21,633.96
    Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings 4 $34,534.29
    Wired Telecommunications Carriers 4 $46,967.48
    Vocational Rehabilitation Services 4 $42,026.81
    Framing Contractors 4 $23,194.90
    Shoe Stores 4 $15,196.33
    Prefabricated Metal Building and Component Manufacturing 4 $37,060.22
    Paint, Varnish and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 4 $69,441.43
    Electrical and Electronic Appliance, Television and Radio Set Merchant Wholesalers 4 $52,256.44
    Veterinary Services 4 $36,961.06
    Boat Dealers 4 $18,895.48
    All Other Traveler Accommodation 4 $4,956.30
    Engineering Services 4 $95,260.59
    Men’s and Boys’ Cut and Sew Apparel Contractors 3 $15,345.61
    Offices of Certified Public Accountants 3 $65,291.30
    Passenger Car Rental 3 $17,133.99
    Automotive Exhaust System Repair 3 $14,789.22
    Unclassified Industry 3 $32,337.79
    Custom Computer Programming Services 3 $46,345.67
    Video Tape and Disc Rental 3 $34,560.14
    Used Merchandise Stores 3 $29,944.11
    Offices of Chiropractors 3 $59,170.21
    Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders 3 $10,329.64
    Florists 3 $13,504.20
    Convenience Stores 3 $5,866.55
    Land Subdivision 3 $12,266.17
    Other Foundation, Structure and Building Exterior Contractors 3 $25,369.76
    Automotive Oil Change and Lubrication Shops 3 $26,122.72
    All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services 3 $17,403.14
    Nursery, Garden Center and Farm Supply Stores 3 $74,596.88
    Motor Vehicle Towing 3 $19,253.98
    Lessors of Miniwarehouses and Self-Storage Units 2 $17,070.01
    Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings 2 $15,922.64
    Nail Salons 2 $8,618.98
    Support Activities for Animal Production 2 $19,446.38
    Document Preparation Services 2 $12,943.30
    Car Washes 2 $22,225.36
    Business Associations 2 $19,591.72
    Process, Physical Distribution and Logistics Consulting Services 2 $27,318.40
    Other Building Finishing Contractors 2 $12,126.36
    All Other Personal Services 2 $38,521.81
    Power and Communication Line and Related Structures Construction 2 $39,403.03
    Hardware Stores 2 $39,733.82
    Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers 2 $8,779.05
    Toilet Preparation Manufacturing 2 $14,056.72
    Radio, Television and Other Electronics Stores 2 $19,695.52
    Other Personal Care Services 2 $7,090.67
    Lumber, Plywood, Millwork and Wood Panel Merchant Wholesalers 2 $37,047.50
    Other Individual and Family Services 2 $25,848.36
    Rail Transportation 2 $85,804.16
    Crushed and Broken Limestone Mining and Quarrying 2 $12,403.68
    Solid Waste Collection 2 $9,731.63
    Sports and Recreation Instruction (Private) 2 $7,245.18
    Household Appliance Stores 2 $30,354.15
    Offices of All Other Miscellaneous Health Practitioners 2 $31,243.58
    Tile and Terrazzo Contractors 2 $10,709.23
    Custom Architectural Woodwork and Millwork Manufacturing 2 $47,190.17
    Drugs and Druggists’ Sundries Merchant Wholesalers 2 $93,546.79
    Commercial Flexographic Printing 1 $22,704.08
    Tax Preparation Services 1 $22,192.48
    Fine Arts Schools (Private) 1 $5,711.24
    Landscape Architectural Services 1 $18,606.86
    Computer Systems Design Services 1 $29,642.86
    State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals 1 $34,889.51
    Computer and Office Machine Repair and Maintenance 1 $10,632.70
    Other Spectator Sports 1 $1,452.92
    Other Activities Related to Real Estate 1 $12,813.01
    Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local 1 $14,862.15
    Book Stores 1 $35,058.50
    Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 1 $15,559.57
    All Other Outpatient Care Centers 1 $38,258.63
    Warm Air Heating and Air-Conditioning Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 1 $61,219.75
    Poured Concrete Foundation and Structure Contractors 1 $23,444.34
    Book, Periodical and Newspaper Merchant Wholesalers 1 $35,130.23
    Interior Design Services 1 $7,915.69
    Miscellaneous Intermediation 1 $38,940.96
    Dimension Stone Mining and Quarrying 1 $10,887.96
    Electronic Auctions 1 $5,800.65
    Women’s, Children’s and Infants’ Clothing and Accessories Merchant Wholesalers 1 $64,318.81
    All Other Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing 1 $31,006.82
    Remediation Services 1 $18,049.38
    Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 1 $38,742.15
    Claims Adjusting 1 $38,301.73
    Other Depository Credit Intermediation 1 $148,434.04
    Highway, Street and Bridge Construction 1 $5,174.04
    Showcase, Partition, Shelving and Locker Manufacturing 1 $62,042.14
    Clothing Accessories Stores 1 $26,891.79
    Third Party Administration of Insurance and Pension Funds 1 $36,224.49
    Other Direct Selling Establishments 1 $9,614.93
    All Other Automotive Repair and Maintenance 1 $34,498.39
    Construction Sand and Gravel Mining 1 $9,416.98
    Musical Instrument and Supplies Stores 1 $19,720.88
    Other Motor Vehicle Electrical and Electronic Equipment Manufacturing 1 $48,497.97
    Advertising Agencies 1 $12,719.40
    Siding Contractors 1 $19,837.32
    Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Long-Distance 1 $21,878.39
    Wood Container and Pallet Manufacturing 1 $13,238.48
    Septic Tank and Related Services 1 $6,645.24
    Motion Picture and Video Production 1 $29,006.60
    All Other Insurance Related Activities 1 $19,705.87
    Building Inspection Services 1 $85,719.38
    Other Millwork (including Flooring) 1 $16,679.64
    All Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 1 $30,932.38
    Surveying and Mapping (except Geophysical) Services 1 $31,518.97
    Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers 1 $97,376.33
    Piece Goods, Notions and Other Dry Goods Merchant Wholesalers 1 $90,569.27
    Wholesale Trade Agents and Broker 1 $80,241.08
    Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology) 1 $43,969.91
    Elementary and Secondary Schools (Private) 1 $10,032.52
    Other Gambling Industries 1 $31,470.18
    Luggage and Leather Goods Stores 1 $40,423.92
    Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars 1 $10,811.79
    Sporting and Athletic Goods Manufacturing 1 $72,628.55
    Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing 1 $106,459.41
    Industrial Building Construction 1 $5,393.95
    All Other Health and Personal Care Stores 0 $13,166.42
    Payroll Services 0 $3,170.35
    Exam Preparation and Tutoring (Private) 0 $6,817.28
    Automotive Transmission Repair 0 $23,507.05
    Other Services Related to Advertising 0 $6,398.56
    Caterers 0 $22,523.89
    Baked Goods Stores 0 $15,247.92
    Other Gasoline Stations 0 $54,274.65
    Travel Trailer and Camper Manufacturing 0 $25,474.92
    Administrative Management and General Management Consulting Services 0 $31,443.71
    Graphic Design Service 0 $8,160.31
    Fruit and Vegetable Markets 0 $3,578.35
    Couriers and Express Delivery Services 0 $88,561.28
    Motorcycle, Bicycle and Parts Manufacturing 0 $15,184.79
    All Other Home Furnishings Stores 0 $13,667.37
    Sporting Goods Stores 0 $4,883.29
    Hobby, Toy and Game Stores 0 $4,204.62
    Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering 0 $55,615.25

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    Additional information about demographics, labor and other statistical information may be at tvasites.com or by contacting the chamber.
    Click here to download the MSA Occupational Wages report for 2012.

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    Location

    Centrally Located

    Everyone knows the importance of location in business. In today’s market place, access to market is of the utmost importance. The Henderson,
    Tennessee, area is composed of engaged residents looking for opportunities to keep their dollars at home. On a larger scale, Henderson provides
    exceptional access to a global market and an innovative, hard-working employee base. Over 65% of the nation’s population are within one day’s truck
    transport.

     

    The Henderson and Chester County area is home to many national and international companies while providing a strong economy for locally owned small businesses.The Henderson | Chester County Chamber of Commerce works to promote a healthy and vibrant economic climate in the Henderson and Chester County region.

    If you are looking for a home for your business, whether small retail or large industrial, we encourage you to take a look at Henderson and Chester
    County. We are confident you will like what you find.


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    PDF Fact Sheet

     

    Click below to download a comprehensive fact sheet about Henderson and Chester County, Tennessee.

    Henderson and Chester County Fact Sheet

  • A Place to Grow

    While Henderson and Chester County already are home to stores that range from small, family owned businesses to national chains, there is still room for you and your business. Our community is composed of engaged residents looking for opportunities to keep their dollars at home. On a larger scale, Henderson provides excellent access to global markets and an innovative and hard working employee base. Our city mayor’s slogan is “Entrepreneurs welcome.” Our residents, government and chamber are here to help you succeed.

    The Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce and City of Henderson recently partnered to commission The Shopping Center Group to conduct a community retail study. Click here to see the study.

    To learn more about our retail partner, West Tennessee Retail Alliance, please click here.

    Click here to learn more about retail in our community.