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.
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Former Economic Development Commissioner Matt Kisber canceled a widely reported appointment with the state’s lieutenant governor today.
Maury County business leaders are trying to attract new employers that don’t necessarily depend on General Motors.
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.
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.
This month, Oreck Corporation will open its first outlet store in Cookeville.
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.
Tennessee State University president Melvin Johnson is out stumping for a controversial development in the now-rural Bells Bend area.
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.
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.
The state comptroller is proposing an overhaul of regulations for municipal bond sales.
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.
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.
The Tennessee Senate voted today to approve the sale of state bonds to help finance the new Volkswagen and Hemlock plants.
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.
The latest addition to the Nashville skyline is nearing its final form.
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 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.
The Tennessee Housing Development Agency is offering low-cost loans for as much as 30-thousand dollars to help struggling homeowners make costly repairs.
Tennessee will take an unusual step to pay for the incentive package which helped lure the new Hemlock Semiconductor plant to Clarksville.