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Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee unveiled on Wednesday a pair of appointments to the Megasite Authority of West Tennessee, the newly created entity tasked with overseeing the development of Ford Motor Company’s planned mega-campus near Memphis.
Lee named Tipton County Mayor Jeff Huffman and businessman Charlie Tuggle to the 11-person board, which will oversee operations and development for Ford’s $5.6 billion project at the Megasite of West Tennessee. The governor had the authority to appoint two members.
The governor’s office said the appointments followed Lee’s signing of legislation related to the Megasite Authority. The bills included $900 million in funding toward incentives and infrastructure projects related to the Ford plant, as well as the creation of the Megasite Authority.