Post Tagged with: "Economic Development"

KY Governor Calls For Job Recruiting Truce Between Southern States

KY Governor Calls For Job Recruiting Truce Between Southern States

by / on September 10, 2013

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says southern states should stop fighting with each other over jobs and unite as a region to recruit advanced manufacturing in an increasingly global competition.

Read more ›

Kisber to Lieutenant Governor: Sorry, Can’t Make It

by / on April 25, 2011

Former Economic Development Commissioner Matt Kisber canceled a widely reported appointment with the state’s lieutenant governor today.

Read more ›

New Economic Development Plan for Maury County

by / on January 24, 2011

Maury County business leaders are trying to attract new employers that don’t necessarily depend on General Motors.

Read more ›

Wamp Envisions “Defense Corridor” Through State

by / on February 7, 2010

A Republican candidate for governor wants to make defense contractors the next big industry in Tennessee. Chattanooga Congressman Zach Wamp envisions what he calls a “defense corridor” stretching through the state, from Huntsville, Alabama up to Fort Campbell.

Read more ›

State of the Union Gets Mixed Reaction from Tennessee

by / on January 28, 2010

At the top of President Barack Obama’s agenda is job creation. In his first State of the Union address on Wednesday night, the President called on the Senate to pass another stimulus package.

Read more ›

Oreck Says Cookeville Store Opening Sign of Strength

by / on September 10, 2009

This month, Oreck Corporation will open its first outlet store in Cookeville.

Read more ›

New May Town Economic Impact Study Released

by / on June 2, 2009

The latest study on the proposed May Town Center development, estimates a net of $26 million annually would head into the coffers of Metro Government.

Read more ›

TSU Land Gift Has President Pitching May Town Center

by / on May 7, 2009

Tennessee State University president Melvin Johnson is out stumping for a controversial development in the now-rural Bells Bend area.

Read more ›

Five Midstate Sites Make Historic Endangered List

by / on May 5, 2009

A new list of ten endangered historic sites in Tennessee includes five in the midstate. The Tennessee Preservation Trust says it’s a tough year for finding money to save such sites, but it argues doing so yields strong local returns.

Read more ›

State Revenue Projections “Grim,” “Ugly”

by / on May 1, 2009

Economists project state revenue will continue its historic fall in coming months. When the current budget year ends this summer, it will have dropped roughly $1.2 billion. Even then, there’s no guarantee the decline will be over.

Read more ›

Comptroller Proposes Regulatory Overhaul for Municipal Bond Derivatives

by / on May 1, 2009

The state comptroller is proposing an overhaul of regulations for municipal bond sales.

Read more ›

TSU Receives 250 Acre Land Grant Near Proposed Site For May Town Center

by / on February 26, 2009

Tennessee State University announced today it’s receiving the largest land donation in the school’s history. The gift of 250 acres west of downtown Nashville is almost certain to factor into the debate over the development of one of Nashville’s last green spaces.

Read more ›

Bredesen Says Wacker Announcement Positions State for More Solar Jobs

by / on February 26, 2009

Governor Phil Bredesen says a new one-billion dollar plant announced today in Bradley County, near Chattanooga, positions the state for even more jobs in the burgeoning solar industry.

Read more ›

State Senate Approves Bond Bill For Hemlock and VW Plants

by / on February 26, 2009

The Tennessee Senate voted today to approve the sale of state bonds to help finance the new Volkswagen and Hemlock plants.

Read more ›

Company to Create “Green Collar” Jobs

by / on February 26, 2009

Germany-based Wacker Chemie AG has chosen Bradley County for its new $1 billion dollar plant. It could bring as many as 500 jobs to the area.

Read more ›

Pinnacle Last Addition to Skyline for a While

by / on February 24, 2009

The latest addition to the Nashville skyline is nearing its final form.

Read more ›

Bredesen Says Shovel Ready Projects Weren’t Geographically Diverse

by / on February 18, 2009

Some state lawmakers have complained transportation projects set for stimulus money aren’t in every part of the state. Governor Phil Bredesen says that wasn’t the requirement.

Read more ›

Corker: Questions Remain for GM, Chrysler

by / on February 18, 2009

Corker says when the carmakers came asking for government money in December, he tried to put them through restructuring steps similar to bankruptcy, but without the actual bankruptcy.

Read more ›

THDA Makes Low Cost Loans for Home Repairs

by / on February 17, 2009

The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is offering low-cost loans for as much as 30-thousand dollars to help struggling homeowners make costly repairs.

Read more ›

In Unusual Move, State To Sell Bonds for Incentive Package

by / on February 10, 2009

Tennessee will take an unusual step to pay for the incentive package which helped lure the new Hemlock Semiconductor plant to Clarksville.

Read more ›