Mitsubishi Motors to relocate U.S. Headquarters to Franklin
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced Tuesday that Mitsubishi Motors will relocate its headquarters to Franklin, TN from Cypress, CA.
The move represents an investment in the county of $18.25 million and brings approximately 200 jobs to Williamson County.
Since 1988, the headquarters has been in California. The relocation is set to begin in August and be completed by the end of 2019.
Franklin, TN was chosen by Mitsubishi to be closer to its sister company, Nissan, which has its North American headquarters in Williamson County.
The move is part of a plan to reinvent every aspect of Mitsubishi Motors in the U.S.
“The reputation of Tennessee’s business climate and skilled workforce has attracted countless world-class businesses to our state. Over the years, Tennessee has become the epicenter of the Southeast’s thriving automotive sector, and I’m proud Mitsubishi Motors will call Franklin its U.S. home and bring 200 high-quality jobs to Middle Tennessee,” said Governor Lee.