In a joint statement read at Monday night’s Dickson County Commission and Dickson City Council meetings, it was announced that Project Falcon has chosen Dickson as its “preferred location finalist.” Neither county Mayor Bob Rial or Dickson City Administrator Rydell Wesson, who read the same prepared statement, would elaborate any further. The statement says the company wishes to remain unidentified at this time until a formal announcement with the appropriate state and local officials can be made. Almost a year ago, local officials announced that an unnamed Fortune 500 company was considering the William D. Field-Dickson County Industrial Park as a possible site for a manufacturing facility. It was reported that company would make a two-phase investment of up to $165 million and create as many as 300 new jobs, with the potential for further expansion. It was later reported that Dickson and Jonesboro, Arkansas, were the two finalists for the plant. The statement says the company will proceed with “site-related due diligence work and obtaining project development related permits,” with an announcement coming when that process is completed over the next six months. No timeline was announced for the beginning of construction on 146 acres planned to be given to the company in the industrial park, including a 44-acre pad-ready site. Meanwhile, both the Dickson City Council and Burns Board of Commissioners approved resolutions Monday applying for assistance from the Tennessee Department of Transportation in building an industrial access road to the southeast corner of the industrial park to connect with Highway 96 in Burns. The county commission approved a similar resolution last month. The statement read Monday night asks that state and local officials reserve any further comments until the company is ready to make a formal announcement.