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The GALLATIN Economic Development Agency shall ensure Gallatin's prosperity by serving as it's catalyst for progressive and diverse economic development through community growth.

James Fenton of Gallatin Economic Development Agency in Gallatin, TN
James Fenton
Executive Director

James provides a combination of master economic development skills and out-of-the-box solutions. He converses fluently in Italian. If you twist his arm, he'll play a mean saxophone for you.

Rosemary Bates of Gallatin Economic Development Agency in Gallatin, TN
Rosemary Bates
Assistant Director

Rosemary manages major projects, problem-solves, and assists with RFI responses, among other eclectic duties. She even has a permanent exhibit in the Museum of Broadcasting.

Lilibeth Leon
Existing Industries Manager

Lilibeth supports our manufacturing partners with experience in the world business market. She loves a puzzle, cycling, and is open to suggestions on a good book to read.

For well over 20 years, Gap Inc. has enjoyed being a part of the Gallatin community and all it has to offer. As our business has grown and evolved exponentially, the city and Economic Development leaders have been wonderful partners by supporting us with smart policies, talent, and engagement. Any business looking to start or grow would be wise to include Gallatin on their short list.

Kevin Releford, Regional Director & Campus Leader, Gap Inc. Global Supply Chain

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Gallatin Economic Development Agency
132 West Main Street
Gallatin, TN 37066
James Fenton
Executive Director
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