Haslam Announces More Than $1.3 Million In TDOT, TDEC Grants for Greene County

Friday, July 25, 2014 | 01:52 pm

Grants will make downtown Greeneville and Walters State more pedestrian friendly, improve energy efficiency in Greeneville’s Municipal Solid Waste Division, and convert EastView pool into a splash pad
 
GREENEVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced more than $1.3 million in grants to make downtown Greeneville and Walters State more pedestrian friendly, to improve energy efficiency in Greeneville’s Municipal Solid Waste Division with the purchase of a hybrid-automated garbage truck, and to convert the EastView pool into a splash pad.
 
“These types of projects strengthen our communities,” Haslam said. “Increasing energy efficiencies saves taxpayer dollars. Making our cities and towns more pedestrian friendly and improving our recreation areas improves the lives of Tennesseans. We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality.”

Haslam Announces TDOT, TDEC Grants For Decatur County

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 04:35 pm

$750,000 in Grants Will Fund Improvements to Downtown Parsons and Riding Arena at Decatur County Fairgrounds


PARSONS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced two grants totaling almost $750,000 to fund phase IV of the Downtown Improvement Project in Parsons and the Riding Arena Renovation Project at the Decatur County Fairgrounds.


“We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality,” Haslam said. “Making downtown areas more inviting and accessible and providing opportunities for recreation and enjoying outdoor activities enhances the lives of Tennesseans and helps us attract visitors to our state.”

Haslam Announces TDOT, TDEC Grants for Hardin County

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 01:47 pm

 


Three grants totaling $585,517 will fund phase II of the Pedestrian Sidewalk Project in Savannah, improve the Hank DeBerry Complex, and make Savannah’s City Hall more energy efficient
 
SAVANNAH – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced three grants totaling $585,517 to fund phase II of the Pedestrian Sidewalk Project in Savannah, improve the Hank DeBerry Complex, and make Savannah’s City Hall more energy efficient.
 
“These types of projects strengthen our communities,” Haslam said. “Increasing energy efficiencies saves taxpayer dollars. Making our cities and towns more pedestrian friendly and improving our recreation areas improves the lives of Tennesseans. We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality.”

Haslam Appoints Workers' Compensation Appeals Board Judges

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 03:03 pm

 
Appointments of three judges effective August 1   
                                                                                                                                
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed three Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board judges, all effective August 1.
 
The appointees are Marshall Davidson, 50, of Goodlettsville, who will have a six-year initial term; David Hensley, 60, of Chattanooga, who will begin with a four-year term; and Tim Conner, 47, of Knoxville, who will have a two-year initial term.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Brownsville

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 02:09 pm

$715,844 grant will make improvements to Main Street from South Bradford Ave. to North Park Ave.


BROWNSVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer today announced a $715,844 transportation alternative grant to the city of Brownsville to fund Phase II of the Downtown Enhancements Project.


The project is located along Main Street from South Bradford Avenue to North Park Avenue and will include the removal and replacement of 1,800 linear feet of sidewalk, the relocation of utilities and new landscaping. The improvements will greatly improve pedestrian safety and mobility, and create a gateway into Brownsville.

Haslam Announces $1.4 Million in TDOT, TDEC Grants for Shelby County

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 11:15 am

Grants will be used to make Walker Avenue more pedestrian friendly, enhance parks and recreation in Arlington, Collierville and Germantown, and improve energy efficiency at Shelby Co. Corrections


MEMPHIS – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced five grants totaling more than $1.4 million for Shelby County to make Walker Avenue in the University District more pedestrian friendly, enhance parks and recreation opportunities in Arlington, Collierville and Germantown, and to make the Shelby County Corrections facility more energy efficient.


“These types of projects strengthen our communities,” Haslam said. “Increasing energy efficiencies saves taxpayer dollars, and making our cities more pedestrian-friendly and enhancing our parks and recreation areas improves the lives of Tennesseans. We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality.”

Haslam Announces TDOT, TDEC Grants for Overton County

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 09:14 am

More than $730,000 in grants will enhance the public square and create a new two-acre park in Livingston and improve the Hanging Limb Recreation Center in Overton County


LIVINGSTON – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced three grants totaling more than $730,000 to enhance the public square and create a new two-acre park in Livingston and to improve the Hanging Limb Recreation Center in Overton County. 


“We want Tennessee to continue to be the very best place to live, work and raise a family, and projects like these are key to making that a reality,” Haslam said. “Making downtown areas more inviting and accessible and enhancing our parks and recreation areas improve the lives of Tennesseans.”

Haslam Announces TDEC, TDOT Grants for Blount County

Friday, July 18, 2014 | 01:38 pm

 
Grants to fund John Sevier Pool Renovation and Alcoa’s Pedestrian Extension Project
 
ALCOA –Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced two grants totaling nearly $1 million to renovate the John Sevier Pool in Maryville and improve the pedestrian experience in Alcoa.
 
“Building new trails and sidewalks and improving a community pool helps promote recreational and healthy ways for residents and visitors to get out and enjoy their neighborhoods, and they’re important to making Tennessee the best place to live, work and raise a family,” Haslam said.

Haslam Announces Grants For Waynesboro and Wayne County

Thursday, July 17, 2014 | 11:56 am

Grants total more than $587,000 for energy efficiency improvements, downtown revitalization


WAYNESBORO – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced two grants totaling more than $587,000 for downtown revitalization in Wayne County and energy efficiency improvements at the Green River Surface Water Treatment Plant in Waynesboro.


“These types of projects are critical to strengthening our communities,” Haslam said. “Increasing energy efficiencies saves taxpayer dollars and reduces air emissions and creating a more pedestrian-oriented environment improves our cities’ and towns’ livability and quality of life for Tennesseans.”

Governor Haslam Announces Volkswagen Group of America to Expand Chattanooga Manufacturing Operations, Produce New Midsize SUV Line

Monday, July 14, 2014 | 07:17 am

Automotive Manufacturer To Invest $600 Million, Create 2,000 New Jobs



NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Volkswagen Group of America officials announced today the company will expand its sole U.S. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen will add an additional manufacturing line and create the National Research & Development and Planning Center of Volkswagen Group of America. Volkswagen’s total global investment for the expansion will be $900 million, with $600 million invested in Tennessee and 2,000 new jobs being created in Hamilton County.
 
"Today is an exciting day not just for Chattanooga and Hamilton County but for all of Tennessee, and I want to thank Volkswagen for its significant long-term investment in our state,” Haslam said. “The impact of this announcement goes far beyond the 2,000 new jobs because of the large multiplier effect of the automotive industry, and adding an additional manufacturing line and the National Research & Development and Planning Center sends a clear signal that Tennessee can compete with anyone in the global marketplace.”