Post Tagged with: "Bill Hagerty"

Lawmakers Set Deadline for TNInvestco Changes

by / on November 14, 2012

Lawmakers have set a deadline for fixing a taxpayer-funded venture capital program. Auditors found numerous problems with TNInvestco, which gives state money to small businesses, in hopes they’ll become job-creating powerhouses.

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Audit Finds Problems at TNInvestco

Audit Finds Problems at TNInvestco

by / on November 13, 2012

TNIvestco is supposed to turn small companies into business heavyweights, with the help of taxpayer dollars. But a comptroller’s audit says the program isn’t accounting for the money it’s spent. That makes it difficult to know how many jobs have been created with the state funds.

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ECD Chief to Temporarily Leave Post for Romney Position

by / on September 10, 2012

Tennessee’s top economic development official has raised his hand for a temporary job with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Commissioner Bill Hagerty – a longtime Romney supporter – is taking unpaid leave from his state job.

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Hendersonville Manufacturer Betting on Construction Rebound

Hendersonville Manufacturer Betting on Construction Rebound

by / on July 19, 2012

A window and door manufacturer in Hendersonville is betting on a construction comeback. MGM industries will add 75 jobs over the next three years.

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Closing Recruitment Records Raises Alarms, Little Resistance

Closing Recruitment Records Raises Alarms, Little Resistance

by / on February 22, 2012

Legislation that’s up for what could be a final vote in the General Assembly Thursday would close some records in Tennessee’s agency whose job is bringing jobs to the state. While the Department of Economic and Community Development’s push for privacy has raised some alarm bells, even open government advocates concede some need for confidentiality.

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Haslam Cuts Positions at Job Promoting Agency

by / on April 21, 2011

Governor Bill Haslam unveiled plans Wednesday to cut more than a third of the staff at the Department of Economic and Community Development.

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