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    The Covington Court Square Farmers Market strives to provide the Tipton County community with the areas freshest produce, value-added food products, plants, and hand crafted items.

    During season, the Market is open on:

    Tuesdays 8:00am – 2:00pm

    Thursdays 12:00pm – 6:00pm

    Saturdays 8:00am – 2:00pm  

    Interested in becoming a vendor? We are always accepting new Farmers Market vendors!

    Please review the Farmers Market State Compliance Guide before considering selling at the farmers market.

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    Call 901-476-9727 for further details.

  • News Release: 2/28/2019

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    February 28, 2019
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Feb. 27, 2019
    Dyersburg State Community College
     
     
    Dyersburg State Generates an Annual Economic Impact of $61 Million
     
    Dyersburg, Tennessee – Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) pumped an average of $61 million each year into the local economy over the past five years, a recent study shows. The analysis of the economic impact of the College on its service area revealed that the value of business volume and individual income generated amounted to about $306 million in the 2013-2018 period, and at least 10,922 jobs were created.
     
    The study shows that local business volume—the total amount generated locally by businesses from the College’s direct and indirect expenditures—was $153 million for the five-year period. Of that total, more than $125 million came from non-local revenues, such as state appropriations, state/federal contracts and grants, and state/federal student financial aid revenues.
     
    Although DSCC had an average of only 221 full-time-equivalent employees per year during the period, the total employment created by the College’s expenditures was estimated at 10,922 jobs for the five years. Of that number, 8,850 jobs were created by external or new funds. Using the more conservative of two different calculations, the study estimated that the impact of the College’s expenditures on individual income amounted to $153 million during 2013-2018, of which $129 million came from external or new funds.
     
    Of the College’s $306 million total economic impact, more than $254 million ($51 million per year) could be attributed to the infusion of new non-local revenues. This impact would likely not have occurred without the presence of DSCC in the area.
     
    The economic impact study notes that each dollar of local revenue coming into DSCC generated a “return on investment” of about $2.93 in local business volume. The individual income return on investment was at least $2.94, for a total ROI of at least $5.87 on the local dollar.
     
    The study also estimated that an associate degree graduate could expect to earn about $470,000 more over their work lifetime than if they only had a high school diploma. For the most recent class of DSCC graduates, this difference could mean an additional $169 million in lifetime earnings, plus about $682,000 in additional annual tax payments.
     
    Finally, the study described a number of benefits to society that are proven to accompany higher levels of education, including lower unemployment, reduced poverty, decreased crime and incarceration rates, improved personal health, etc.
     
    The results of this economic impact study clearly demonstrate that DSCC continues to be a major contributor to the economic base of Northwest Tennessee. This economic impact is expressed in this study in terms of jobs created, business volume generated and personal income earned.
     
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    Dyersburg State Community College
    Dyersburg State Community College is an open access, learning-centered institution that serves seven counties in West Tennessee. Founded in 1969, DSCC’s vision is to elevate the region’s educational attainment thereby enhancing the quality of life in West Tennessee. The home campus of DSCC is in Dyersburg, and centers are located in Covington and Trenton. DSCC offers Tennessee Transfer Pathways programs, career technical certificates and degrees; learning support courses, continuing education and public service programs. The college is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the associate degree. Learning is enhanced by a variety of student organizations, international learning opportunities, state of the art technology and intercollegiate athletic programs.
     
    The Tennessee Board of Regents
    The Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) is Tennessee's largest higher education system, governing 40 post-secondary educational institutions with over 200 teaching locations. The TBR system includes 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology, providing programs to students across the state, country and world.
     
    Dyersburg State Community College
    Office of Public Information
    1510 Lake Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024
    Ph: 731-286-3347 • Fax: 731-288-7788
    www.dscc.edu
     
    Contact:
    Amy Finch, Director of Public Information
    731-286-3347
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