About HTL

About HTL

Serving three counties, with one mission: Economic Development. The HTL Advantage office is located in Covington, Tennessee, and run by President and CEO, Mark Herbison. HTL Advantage prides itself on keeping West Tennessee growing.

HTL Advantage is a three county economic development coalition that began with a set of specific goals on how to improve existing businesses and how to bring new industries into Haywood, Tipton, and Lauderdale (HTL) counties.

HTL has worked with several other organizations and businesses to make their aspirations a reality. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the local electric service providers, Tennessee Economic Development Council (TEDC), West Tennessee Industrial Association (WTIA), Real Estate Disposition Corporation (REDC), local Chambers of Commerce and schools all contributed to HTL Advantage’s successes.


The HTL Advantage Region continuously improves the level of business and personal wealth as well as quality of life through education, workforce development, organizational leadership, and sustainable resource utilization.


To develop and implement economic development programs that result in ongoing growth and profitability for business and a highly regarded place for individuals to live.