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KY Governor Calls For Job Recruiting Truce Between Southern States

KY Governor Calls For Job Recruiting Truce Between Southern States

September 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm

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.

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

April 25, 2011 at 6:06 pm

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

New Economic Development Plan for Maury County

January 24, 2011 at 4:03 am

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

Wamp Envisions “Defense Corridor” Through State

February 7, 2010 at 6:45 pm

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.

State of the Union Gets Mixed Reaction from Tennessee

January 28, 2010 at 8:27 am

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.

Oreck Says Cookeville Store Opening Sign of Strength

September 10, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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

New May Town Economic Impact Study Released

June 2, 2009 at 6:23 am

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.

TSU Land Gift Has President Pitching May Town Center

May 7, 2009 at 4:59 pm

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

Five Midstate Sites Make Historic Endangered List

May 5, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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.

State Revenue Projections “Grim,” “Ugly”

May 1, 2009 at 4:43 pm

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.

Comptroller Proposes Regulatory Overhaul for Municipal Bond Derivatives

May 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm

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

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

February 26, 2009 at 5:14 pm

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.

Bredesen Says Wacker Announcement Positions State for More Solar Jobs

February 26, 2009 at 4:30 pm

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.

State Senate Approves Bond Bill For Hemlock and VW Plants

February 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm

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

Company to Create “Green Collar” Jobs

February 26, 2009 at 7:13 am

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.

Pinnacle Last Addition to Skyline for a While

February 24, 2009 at 5:21 am

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

Bredesen Says Shovel Ready Projects Weren’t Geographically Diverse

February 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm

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.

Corker: Questions Remain for GM, Chrysler

February 18, 2009 at 5:09 pm

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.

THDA Makes Low Cost Loans for Home Repairs

February 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm

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

In Unusual Move, State To Sell Bonds for Incentive Package

February 10, 2009 at 5:19 pm

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