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Gov. Bill Haslam has spent the last few months trying to convince voters to re-elect Republicans to the Legislature, but now he’s urging people to cast another vote — that Tennessee is the best for business. The election is part of CNBC’s Top States Twitter Battle which asks people to weigh in on which states […]

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Press Release from Department of Economic and Community Development; Jan. 18, 2012: Trade Mission Focusing on Medical Device Manufacturers, Applications Due Feb. 1 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today that Commissioner Bill Hagerty will lead ECD’s trade mission to China and South Korea April 15-21, 2012 that will focus […]

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The House speaker says the Haslam administration’s contingency plan will “give us some idea of what we could rein back in” when lawmakers take up the task of writing next year’s state government spending plan.

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Gov. Bill Haslam reiterated for reporters Wednesday why he is sticking by his decision to sign into law a bill that ultimately reverses an anti-discrimination ordinance in Nashville. The legislation, HB600, prevents any local government from enacting rules on “discriminatory practices” that are more stringent than at the state level.

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Statement from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; May 25, 2011: The Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned for the year. What a relief to write that sentence.  While I can’t wait to spend this time with my new grandson and tend to the small business Sindy and I run, I’m also excited for Tennessee taxpayers. The best […]

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State of Tennessee Press Release; Feb. 25, 2011: NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Health is warning restaurant owners of individuals posing as health inspectors who call to arrange restaurant inspections and demand payment. TDOH has received a number of reports in recent days from Asian cuisine restaurants in several counties that have been contacted by someone asking […]

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Tennessee politicians often boast that the state has one of the friendliest businesses climates in the country, but a recent report indicates the state sits squarely in the middle of the pack compared to other states. In fact, Tennessee’s ranking fell five slots to 27 out of 50 states in this year’s State Business Tax […]

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Bill Haslam swung by the Entrepreneur Center in Nashville this week to pick the brains of innovators in the city’s business community, asking what they want out of state government. Here’s what the center’s president and CEO, Michael Burcham, said entrepreneurs get out of a more business-friendly atmosphere in Tennessee.

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Press Release from the State of Tennessee, Aug. 20, 2010: State Among Best in Nation for Economic Development, Cities Statewide Also Honored NASHVILLE – Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has issued its annual 2010 Rankings Report and Tennessee, along with many cities throughout the state, has earned top honors. The Volunteer State was […]

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Press Release from Bill Haslam for Governor, March 18, 2010: Business leaders from across the state come together to back Knoxville Mayor’s gubernatorial run KNOXVILLE – More than 200 business leaders from across Tennessee joined together today to endorse Republican gubernatorial candidate and Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam because they believe he has the proven executive […]

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Press Release from Bill Haslam for Governor, March 17, 2010: Identifies Small Businesses as the Driving Force for Tennessee’s Economy JACKSON – Republican gubernatorial candidate Mayor Bill Haslam announced during a Jobs Tour meeting today with local small business owners a plan to focus on small business growth as a key component of his effort […]

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