Union City Mayor Terry Hailey hopes to market the town's industrial park to create jobs to help the 1,800 out of work because of the closure of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. plant.
He told the Union City Daily Messenger, "The sun will rise and we will make it through this."
The plant shut down Monday after years of cutting the workforce. The company announced in February that the plant would be closing by the end of the year but transferred production to other facilities faster than expected.
Former State Rep. Phillip Pinion, now a consultant with the Obion County Joint Economic Development Council, said everything is being done to focus on recruiting new industry to the county.
Information from: Union City Daily Messenger, http://www.ucmessenger.com