FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WTVF) — Mitsubishi Motors North America has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Franklin – bringing 200 jobs to Williamson County.
Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Mitsubishi officials made the announcement Tuesday, saying the company was moving from Cypress, California.
“The reputation of Tennessee’s business climate and skilled workforce has attracted countless world-class businesses to our state,” Governor Bill Lee said. “Over the years, Tennessee has become the epicenter of the Southeast’s thriving automotive sector, and I’m proud Mitsubishi Motors will call Franklin its U.S. home and bring 200 high-quality jobs to Middle Tennessee.”
The move also brings an $18.25 million-investment in the county.
Mitsubishi Motors North America has been based in California since 1988.
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