Monday, March 29, 2010

More bad news for Roy Herron and west Tennessee's economy

Worldcolor announced today that their laying off seven hundred plus people over the next nine months at its plant in Dyersburg, Tn. They have a plant in Corinth, Ms. which is right across the Tennessee stateline that employs a little over one hundred Tennesseans as well. There was no mention of layoffs at that plant today so its not as bad as it could've been for west Tennessee's economy. I know of at least four more plants that employ over 100 people in west Tennessee that are considering closing over the next few months and there are also the never ending reports coming out from economists who believe Sears and Kmart are on the verge of going under. That will hurt more west Tennesseans if that happens. One more thing to keep in mind is that Dyersburg is located in the 8th congressional district which is an open seat this year. Mr. Herron represented Dyer County for a good number of years in the Tennessee Legislature and he has been vocal about all the help he provided Dyer County during that time. If more closures continue over the summer and fall as expected in the eighth district. It will make it more likely the GOP will win this seat in November.

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