CNN Money Magazine has ranked Rutherford County 14th in the nation for job growth. The magazine stated that job growth in Rutherford County was 37.4%. The article stated that Nissan is part of the reason for the job growth because they chose Smyrna to build a new $2-billion dollar plant for the new Leaf electric car production. The new Leaf calls for an added 1,300 employees. The article also sites NHK Spring bringing in 200-new jobs. The article further states that that Rutherford County has an ambitious five-year development plan calls for the creation of 5,000 jobs.