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ECD Thinking Smaller with Film Incentives

ECD Thinking Smaller with Film Incentives

by / on November 26, 2012

Tennessee is trying to steer more money to smaller video producers. A spokesman for the Department of Economic and Community Development says the downsizing will avoid competing with other states for big-budget movie productions.

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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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ECD ‘Due Diligence’ Secrecy Bill Quietly Buried

by / on April 11, 2012

A high profile part of the Governor Bill Haslam’s legislative package, and one of the most important to state business interests, has quietly faded away this session. The governor wanted a law to make secret, the information filed by private companies asking for government grants.

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ECD Bill Goes Back to Drawing Board

by / on February 23, 2012

The Tennessee state Senate today delayed taking action on a bill that would keep information secret about companies seeking state grants.

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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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ECD Secrecy Bill Now Ready for Floor Vote in both Senate, state House

by / on February 14, 2012

A bill that would make information secret when a company seeks money from the state was cleared by the Commerce Committee in the Tennessee House Tuesday. The bill passed easily with minimal discussion. That’s in striking contrast from what happened in the state Senate Monday night.

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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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Auto Supplier to Create 170 Jobs in Shelbyville

by / on August 26, 2010

An auto supplier that makes parts for Nissan and Volkswagen announced today they’ll open a plant in Shelbyville.

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