History of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board

Established in 1963 to maintain and increase employment opportunities by recruiting companies to locate in Clarksville-Montgomery County.

Over the last 50-plus years, the IDB has been responsible for the recruitment and expansion of billions of dollars worth of industry and securing thousands of jobs for the community. In 1996, the IDB would find itself shifting gears from acting as a department of Montgomery County to become a part of a larger umbrella organization, the Economic Development Council. From there the IDB began to work in unison with the Chamber of Commerce and the Tourist Commission (now acting as the Convention and Visitors Bureau) to help foster growth in the community. No matter if the face of the IDB has changed, the mission has remained the same. To recruit industry and good-paying jobs to Clarksville-Montgomery County, Tenn.

Currently, under the leadership of Frank Tate, the IDB has secured over $4.5 billion in capital investment and recruited over 7,000 direct jobs since 1999.

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Friday, July 10, 2020

 “As we take time to reflect on the success and the accomplishments our great community has seen this past year I am pleased to share that the economic development efforts of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) have impacted the prosperity of every business, friend, family, and neighbor in Montgomery County and throughout the region,” said Frank Tate, Executive Director, Industrial Development Board. “The IDB is a community organization, that was established in 1963, designed to market growth and foster job development by creating an environment that provides progress and a high quality of life for our citizens. Our strategy is simple, to put the county in a competitive position to grow, attract and retain the types of companies we desire.”

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) is pleased to announce Agero, Inc. (Agero) is expanding its call center operation and strengthening its presence in Clarksville, with a capital investment of $2 Million and the creation of 900 jobs. The state-of-the-art call center, established in 2012, provides critical roadside assistance and safety and security services.

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