CTFP: Bradley County is America’s sweet spot for food processing
When the investors in a new ice pop were looking for a production site 27 years ago, they soon targeted Cleveland, Tennessee, as a site to easily serve the eastern half of the United States.
Cleveland and nearby Collegedale, Tennessee, were already home to the nation's biggest privately held snack bakery and two of the world's first soft drink bottling plants. In addition to a supply of trained labor, the area also boasts cheaper energy, water and taxes and is located within a day's drive of nearly half of the U.S. population.
Dave Flessner, Reporter, Chattanooga Times Free Press Read more