Economy

Press release from the Office of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam; Sept. 7, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will travel to Japan next week with a delegation made up of business leaders and economic development officials from across the state. “Tennessee has had a successful and growing relationship with Japanese companies for nearly three […]

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Press release from the Department of Economic & Community Development; August 13, 2012:  NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Genesee A&B representatives to announce plans to expand its Mt. Juliet facility, located at 8111 Eastgate Boulevard. The expansion represents an investment of $2.1 million and the […]

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Statement from the Tennessee Republican Party; July 6, 2012:   NASHVILLE, TN – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney released the following statement on the June unemployment report, which shows the unemployment rate remaining at 8.2%- “Today’s jobs report shows that we remain in an economic drought, and it’s clear that Obama’s destructive policies have failed […]

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The state’s unemployment rate continues to drop, but officials who track workforce trends say some of that decrease can be attributed to thousands of out-of-work Tennesseans who have stopped looking for work. “I do think there are some folks who have just permanently, or almost permanently, taken themselves out of the job market saying, ‘I […]

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Press Release from Gov. Bill Haslam; May 14, 2012:  Jobs4TN Online Brings Self-Service Functions to Job Seekers, Employers NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis today announced a new jobs database to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers. Jobs4TN Online is a virtual recruiter, automatically […]

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Press release from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development; April 26, 2012: NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development joined the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Technology Development Corporation (TTDC) to announce today the creation of a new, five-year strategic initiative: LaunchTN. The initiative names TTDC as the lead […]

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Statement from American Civil Liberties Union; Jan. 24, 2012:  As we move into the third week of the legislative session, we are already reviewing a number of bills that undermine fair treatment and due process for immigrants. First up this week: the Arizona-style copycat bill that encourages racial and ethnic profiling will be heard in […]

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Press Release from Department of Labor and Workforce Development; Jan. 19, 2012: RATE DROPS 0.4 PERCENTAGE POINT FROM NOVEMBER NASHVILLE – Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced today Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December fell to 8.7 percent, down from the November revised rate of 9.1. The national unemployment rate for December […]

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Governors attending a regional summit in Nashville said they deal with job creation on a daily basis and are frustrated with a federal government that is not as focused on that task.

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The governor talked economy, education and early childhood education at a Rotary Club meeting in Fayetteville. He says whatever the outcome of debt-limit talks in Washington, the state ought to be preparing for leaner federal largess in the future.

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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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Lawmakers and the governor appear to be working together now to break ground on the West Tennessee industrial megasite. Key players in the project met Monday to talk about the years-long process to develop the 1,700 core acres of infrastructure.

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