On Tuesday, Darius Mir, an Iranian immigrant and local business owner of Made In America Seating, a seating manufacturing company based in Union City, will be hosting a conversation highlighting the economic contributions of immigrants and immigrant business owners in Tennessee.
An Iranian immigrant, Mir moved to the United States in 1983 and has since leveraged his businesses to give back to the country he now calls home — by bringing manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
Made In America Seating is a manufacturer of office seating, and Mir identified Union City as a prime location to build, operate and staff a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, which opened in 2013. Mir’s and Made In America Seating’s pledge is to help re-shore the U.S. manufacturing industry and bring 500 manufacturing jobs to Union City, where the population is a little more than 10,000 people.
The event is part of a series of events happening across the country to help release new “Map the Impact” data from the New American Economy, helping to quantify at the congressional district level the economic and community impacts of the foreign-born population.
Read the full story from The Jackson Sun: “Made in America”