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Opening a new branch or relocating your business can be a daunting task, and the Manchester Chamber of Commerce wants to make a least one aspect a little easier.  We have complied all of the information you could need about what makes our area tick, from quality of life to available commercial properties.

For more information feel free to check out the Coffee County Industrial Board website, or the Middle Tennessee Industrial Development Association website. 

Manchester Quick Facts

  • 5 Exits Off Tennessee's Interstate 24
 
  • Just under an hour to Nashville Intl. Airport
 
  • Population Growth of 22% from 2000-2010
 
  • Tennessee's Seventh Largest City During Bonnaroo Music Festival. (Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Generated Direct Expenditures in Coffee County of $76.09 Million in 2012)
 
  • 3 Industrial Parks Including a Joint Coffee County Industrial Park.
 
  • Access to several short line railroads including Caney Fork and Western Railroad.

Manchester's accessibility and convenience, along with over 1,200 hotel rooms, make it a welcomed stop for travelers and commuters.

Population, 2017 (Manchester City): 10,572

Population, 2017 (Coffee County): 54,979

Annual Growth Rate Projection(2017-2022): 67%

Median Household Income: $41,364

Tennessee’s “tax effort” – how much it uses its capacity to tax compared with other states – is among the lowest in the nation. The state tax structure is highlighted by:

  • No state tax on wages.
  • No inventory tax on finished goods or goods-in-process.
  • No sales tax on qualified industrial machinery and distribution warehouse equipment (with required capital investment).
  • Excise tax credit equal to 1% of the purchase price of industrial machinery and distribution warehouse equipment (with required capital investment).
  • Jobs tax credit $2,000 or $3,000 per full-time employee for eligible businesses that meet requirements of increased employment and additional capital investment.
  • Tax exemption on finished goods inventory in excess of $30 million on or after 7/15/98.
  • A graduated, weighted sales apportionment formula for franchise and excise taxes.
For more information on state taxes and financing visit: mtida.org.
 

Education 

  • 2 School Systems 
    • Coffee County & Manchester City 
 
  • Coffee County Central High School Ranked #12 High School in Tennessee by U.S. News & World Report
 
  • Current Student to Teacher ratio is ≤18:1
 
  • Dr. LaDonna McFall, Coffee County Schools – 2017 South Central Superintendent of the Year  
 
  • Mary Gilbert, Manchester City Schools – 2017-18 Tennessee SCORE Fellow
 
  • Manchester City Schools – 2014-15 Exemplary School District

 

Higher Education Institutions in the Area 

  • University of Tennessee Space Institute - 22 Minutes
 
  • Motlow State Community College - 27 Minutes
 
  • Sewanee: The University of the South - 32 Minutes
 
  • Tennessee College of Applied Technology – 34 Minutes
 
  • Middle Tennessee State University - 37 Minutes
 
  • Vanderbilt University - 60 Minutes
 
  • Belmont University - 60 Minutes
 
  • Trevecca Nazarene University - 60 Minutes
 
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville - 90 Minutes