Industrial Development Board

The Paris Industrial Development Board is a public entity, chartered under State statute with the powers to finance, develop and  own industrial and commercial property.  The Board most often serves as the owner of property which has been granted tax abatement via a Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT).  In Tennessee, property must be held in public hands to be tax exempt.  The lessees normally have the right to purchase the property at the end of the agreement.  The Board may also facilitate Bond or other forms of capital financing.

The Industrial Development Board is a seven member board.  Each member is appointed for a six year term.  Appointments are made by the City Commission.


Industrial Development Board Members:

Troy Buttrey, Chairman/Treasurer July 2, 2024

Traci TempletonJuly 2, 2022

Bo Caldwell, SecretaryJuly 2, 2022

Charles Wilson July 2, 2022

Michael Murphey July 2, 2024

Tom Hilton July 2, 2024

Bruce Reed July 2, 2026

Phone Number: (731) 641-1402

Fax Number: 731-641-1424

100 North Caldwell 

Paris, TN 38242

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