TENNESSEE – According to the statement, the 2,100-acre property would be used in a similar way to Enterprise South, with industrial sites, office buildings and green space.

Mayor Coppinger said that his is a decades-long process and it will be several years before companies would be ready to build.

The first step is to survey the land. The commission will vote on whether to move forward with the purchase next week.

Mayor Coppinger said:

“I’m sure there’s a lot of angst in that community anytime government purchases a property of this size, so they’ll understand where it’s not going to be us going up and pouring concrete slabs. We are going to be sensitive to them and get their input along the way.”