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About Us

The City of La Vergne is very business friendly. Our goal is to make the planning process easy and completed in a timely matter. We pride ourselves on easy access to city officials and decision makers and partner with you throughout every step of the process. We are also committed to help your business grow and flourish here in La Vergne.


The city extends an open invitation to any industrial or retail business to personally meet with the the Mayor, Planning Commission, and Codes, Planning, and Engineering staff to walk through the process of locating a business in La Vergne.


La Vergne is committed to providing assistance for site selectors interested in its thriving market. Our data and site information can be provided to interested parties in a quick and efficient manner.


The city has an industrial development board (IDB) that is able to provide incentives to qualified parties for development within La Vergne. This includes both incentives for industrial and retail development projects.


We realize that infrastructure can be a major part of any development within a city and thus, we aim to meet the needs of developers with robust and high-quality infrastructure.

The Team

Our economic development team in La Vergne is quickly growing and will only be expanded further to better serve the needs of development prospects. If there’s anything our team can do to assist, please feel free to reach out to any of the team members listed below.

Thomas Broeker Economic Development Director

In his current position as the Director of La Vergne’s Economic Development Department Thomas Broeker has worked diligently to bring new commercial and industrial developments to La Vergne. Under his direction the Economic Development Department has brought in an Amazon distribution hub, Amazon sortation facility, the expansion of Cardinal Health, and the relocation of Icee headquarters from Orange County, California to La Vergne. Thomas has also had success on the commercial front, bringing Wal-Mart, Planet Fitness, and Dunkin Donuts among others to the city. Recently the department announced they will be welcoming the state of Tennessee’s first BJ’s Wholesale Club. Thomas earned the designation of Tennessee Certified Economic Developer from the University of Tennessee. Thomas is among only 73 individuals in Tennessee that hold this certification.  Additionally, Thomas has graduated from the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute (OU EDI). Thomas intends to sit for the prestigious CEcD exam offered by the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) in the near future.

Thomas has previously served two terms as an Alderman for the city. He was the chairman of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, the Greenway Advisory Committee and the Local Emergency Planning Committee. Thomas additionally served on the Planning Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals. Currently Thomas serves on the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Thomas retired from the United States Postal Service after having worked at the La Vergne Post Office for 15 years. He served as an official of the American Postal Workers Union, as a national and state delegate, and served as the Area Offices Director for Middle Tennessee. Thomas also runs his own successful small business based in the city of La Vergne.

Julie Wilson Economic Development Administrative Assistant

Julie Wilson has been a valued member of the Economic Development Department since 2018. Julie is an integral part of the retail recruitment team and excels in coordinating and facilitating meetings on behalf of La Vergne at trade shows across the country.

Julie attended Nashville State as well as Columbia Community College and Prior to 2018 she served La Vergne as the city’s Event Coordinator.  Over the years Julie has witnessed firsthand the city’s exponential growth and is passionate about moving the city forward.

Sarah Shelby Business Retention & Expansion Specialist

Sarah Shelby joined the Economic Development Department in 2022 in the role of Business Retention and Expansion Specialist. Sarah comes to the City of La Vergne with extensive experience in business administration, analytics and project management.

Sarah attended the University of Georgia, Kennesaw State University, as well as Motlow Community College. She is currently pursuing her Tennessee Economic Developer Certification from the University of Tennessee. Sarah is also enrolled in the University of Oklahoma’s Economic Development Institute. Sarah is excited to establish productive relationships with La Vergne’s existing businesses as well as facilitate their future growth.


“The City of La Vergne was a dream while helping us through the development process! We can’t say enough nice things about the city staff.” – Landon M.

“The City of La Vergne was a dream while helping us through the development process! We can’t say enough nice things about the city staff.” – Landon M.

Our Data

$1,022,593,052 in Total Retail Opportunity!

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Last Updated on March 13, 2023

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La Vergne City Limits

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5093 Murfreesboro Rd.
La Vergne, TN 37086

(615) 287-8651
(615) 793-9213

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