Press Releases


    July 08, 2019
    Young Professionals’ Organization Launches
    In the two years I’ve been employed by the Highlands Economic Partnership (HEP), I’ve met and worked alongside some very talented people and learned a great deal about what it means to nurture a...
    June 26, 2019
    Job Posting: Director of Investor Relations
    Position: Director of Investor Relations                                              Reports to: Vice President, Workforce Development & Education Reports to Incumbent: None   Scope: The...
    March 07, 2019
    Putnam County Selected for Marketing Assistance Program
    Putnam County has been selected as one of twelve counties to participate in the Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development’s 2019 Marketing Assistance Program. The program is setup...
    January 28, 2019
    Don Viar Appointed As Highlands Economic Partnership Chairman
    The Highlands Economic Partnership is pleased to announce Don Viar has been appointed Chairman for 2019. Viar will replace outgoing chairman, Twin Lakes CEO, Jonathan West.   Viar serves as CEO to...


    October 30, 2018
    Highlands Economic Partnership Welcomes New Economic & Community Development Coordinator
    COOKEVILLE, TENN - The Highlands Economic Partnership announces the recent hire of Yvonne Pickering as Economic Development & Community Development Coordinator. Pickering will serve under Stephen...
    July 30, 2018
    Local Economic Development Practitioners Complete UT Training Course
    COOKEVILLE, TENN - Zach Buckner and Hayden White were two of more than 50 economic development professionals from Tennessee and 10 other states who graduated from the 12th annual Tennessee Basic...
    July 24, 2018
    For Immediate Release: Highlands Economic Partnership Welcomes New Director of Investor Relations
    Director of Investor Relations Justin Matheney
    COOKEVILLE, TENN - The Highlands Economic Partnership announced Justin Matheney as Director of Investor Relations during the 2018 Highlands Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2018. "We are elated...
    May 24, 2018
    Perdue Foods Job Posting
    Perdue Foods: Team Leader   Full-time job Perdue Foods in Monterey, TN is looking for a great candidate to fill this role. Very competitive salary.  For more info please contact:Jenny BowmanHR...
    January 29, 2018
    Lillian Hartgrove Elected Chair of State Board of Education
    We are so very proud of our very own Lillian Hartgrove, newly elected chair of the Tennessee State Board of Education! This is a very distinct and well-deserved honor for Lillian and is great...


    September 06, 2017
    Economic Development Coordinator Commensurate with experience Full Time with Benefits  _________________________________________   Under general direction, responsible for assisting in the...
    June 22, 2017
    TCAT Livingston and Vol State Sign Major Articulation Agreement
    June 19th was a momentous day for both the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Livingston and Vol State Community College as both education institutions came together at the Cookeville Higher...
    May 01, 2017
    SAIC Now Hiring!
    SAIC is hiring multiple full time, Entry level, Help Desk positions in Tennessee. This is a great opportunity for college graduates or junior level help desk analysts to get into a premier technology...
    April 25, 2017
    Highlands Economic Partnership 1 West 1st Street, Cookeville, TN 38501   April 25, 2017   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Zach Buckner                     931-526-2211...
    April 19, 2017
    GOVERNOR HASLAM, COMMISSIONER ROLFE ANNOUNCE SAIC TO ESTABLISH TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION GATEWAY™ IN COOKEVILLE Premier technology integrator is expected to create 300 jobs over the next five years in...
    March 16, 2017
    JOB POSTING: Workforce Development and Education Coordinator
      Job Description   Position: Workforce Development and Education Coordinator               Incumbent:   Reports to: Lillian Hartgrove   Reports to Incumbent: None   Scope:   The primary...