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.”

Haslam Announces Transportation Grants for Grundy County

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 01:58 pm

Grants fund improvements in Monteagle and Tracy City
 
MONTEAGLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today nearly $820,000 in two transportation alternative grants for Monteagle and Tracy City to connect downtown districts to trails and make other enhancements.
 
The town of Monteagle was awarded a $216,320 grant for the Pedestrian Corridor Extension Project. The project will install approximately 2,000 feet of 5-foot sidewalks on the east side of Highway 64 beginning at Dubose Street heading south to Elgin Drive. The sidewalk will extend access to the multiuse trail and park in downtown Monteagle. A new pedestrian crosswalk will also be created across Highway 64 at the Monteagle City Ball Park.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Dunlap

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 | 01:55 pm

Project to connect residential areas with downtown business district and educational centers
 
DUNLAP – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today a $591,141 transportation alternative grant to the city of Dunlap to connect residential areas near Coops Creek with the downtown business district and educational centers.
 
Phase II of the Coops Creek Greenway Project is located at the beginning of Highway 127 and continues along the edge of the creek. It will include parking, bicycle racks, and a gathering area for public events.

Haslam Announces Transportation Grant for Springfield

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | 02:34 pm

$883,000 grant funds Pedestrian/Greenway Project downtown


SPRINGFIELD – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer announced today an $882,943 transportation alternative grant to the city of Springfield to build a major component of the city’s Greenway Master Plan.


Phase III of the Pedestrian/Bicycle Greenway Project includes pedestrian and bicycle facilities along portions of South Main Street, Central Avenue West, John L. Patterson Street, and Bransford Drive. Phase III will also connect the southern portion of Springfield with the Central Business District and includes 4,000 linear feet of concrete path. New landscaping, benches, bike racks, and decorative lighting will be added.