Mt. Juliet competing for big Ceva lease, jobs

Panattoni Development's Beckwith Farms project in Mt. Juliet is in the hunt for a 700,000-square-foot expansion project at global logistics giant Ceva, a move that would bring with it more than 400 jobs. If Ceva makes the call, Panattoni will fill the space between its current buildings with a new structure for the company. Getahn Ward writes that the deal also could involve the transfer of almost 500 people who had worked for Dell until the computer maker outsourced its fulfillment operations to Ceva.

Two weeks ago, the Wilson County Commission’s budget committee also proposed a six-year break on taxes on the land, building and equipment inside, which took into account additional sales tax revenue, a projected growth in home sales and any spin-off jobs that would be created by the move.