Haslam Announces Chattanooga Workforce Development Grants

Friday, September 27, 2013 | 03:00 pm

Grants totaling $1,290,786 for Chattanooga State Community College, TCAT-Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a total of $1,290,786 in workforce development grants for Chattanooga State Community College and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Chattanooga.

The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

TN.gov Website Ranked First In the Nation

Thursday, September 05, 2013 | 01:12 pm

State builds on trend of delivering award-winning digital services to citizens
NASHVILLE ⎯ The State of Tennessee’s official website, TN.gov, has been named the best state website in the country in the annual “Best of the Web” competition sponsored by the Center for Digital Government.
“With more Tennesseans going online to do business with the state, we understand that there is growing demand for mobile access to state services,” Gov. Bill Haslam said.  “As we continue to look for ways to make state government more customer-focused, efficient and effective, we are grateful for this recognition that supports those efforts online.”

Haslam Announces Governor's Management Fellowship Program

Thursday, September 05, 2013 | 09:17 am

Highly Competitive Two-Year Program for Recent Graduates
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the Tennessee Governor’s Management Fellowship program for exceptional applicants who wish to serve and learn under Tennessee state government’s top leaders.
The nonpartisan program offers a competitive salary and is open to recent graduates demonstrating outstanding academic achievement, a passion for serving their communities and outstanding character and leadership abilities.

Haslam Shifts 'Drive to 55' Initiative Into High Gear

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 | 02:11 pm

Goal to have 55 percent of Tennesseans with certificates or degrees beyond high school by 2025

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today convened key stakeholders including members of the General Assembly and leaders from Tennessee’s four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, colleges of applied technology, chambers of commerce, the business community, and the state board of education to discuss the challenges Tennessee faces in building a strong workforce for today and in the future.

“We want Tennesseans working in Tennessee jobs.  We want Tennesseans to have an opportunity to get a good job and for those in the workplace to be able to advance and get an even better job,” Haslam said.  “Currently in Tennessee, only 32 percent of us have a certificate or degree beyond high school, and studies show that by the year 2025 that number needs to be at least 55 percent for us to keep up with job demand.  We have a lot of work ahead of us.”

Haslam Appoints Smith to Tennessee Board of Regents

Tuesday, September 03, 2013 | 01:09 pm

Appointee will serve as representative of First Congressional District. 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed J. Parker Smith to the Tennessee Board of Regents as the representative of the First Congressional District. 

“I am grateful to Parker for serving our state in this important way,” Haslam said.  “His experience and commitment will be valuable on the board.”

UBS to Establish Shared Services Center in Nashville

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 10:00 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean along with UBS officials announced today the company will establish a shared services center in Nashville. The announcement, representing a $36.5 million investment by the company, will create 1,000 new jobs over the next five years.

“It is exciting that UBS – one of the world’s largest banking and financial services companies – is making this significant investment in Tennessee,” Haslam said. “We are grateful for the high quality Tennessee jobs the company is creating. Companies can choose to do business anywhere in the world, and it says a lot for Tennessee and Nashville that UBS wants to be here.”

“Tennessee’s No. 1 ranking for job growth in the Southeast is only further enhanced by the added momentum of today’s 1,000 job announcement,” Hagerty said. “Our internationally competitive state provides global companies like UBS with an ideal location, a skilled workforce and attractive business climate which, in turn, allows companies to offer high-wage employment opportunities to Tennesseans. I appreciate UBS’ further investment in our state’s robust business services sector and congratulate the company on its latest success.”

Haslam Appoints Goldin To Court of Appeals, Western Section

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | 02:40 pm

Appointee will replace retiring Judge Alan E. Highers

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Chancellor Arnold B. Goldin to the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Western Section.  Goldin will replace Judge Alan E. Highers, who will retire at the conclusion of his current term.

“Chancellor Goldin has done an outstanding job and will be an excellent judge on the Court of Appeals in the Western Section,” Haslam said.  “His experience on the bench and in private practice will serve the people of West Tennessee well.”

Haslam Announces SBA Disaster Declaration for Middle TN

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 03:45 pm

Low-Interest Loans Available to Residents in Davidson and Surrounding Counties

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted a disaster declaration for Metro Nashville-Davidson County and its contiguous counties for the flash flooding that occurred earlier this month.
The declaration includes Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, and an SBA disaster declaration makes homeowners and businesses affected by the disaster eligible for low-interest loans.

Haslam Appoints Montgomery to Court of Criminal Appeals

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 03:43 pm

Appointee will replace retiring Judge Joseph Tipton

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has chosen Robert (Rob) H. Montgomery Jr. as a judge for the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Eastern Section.  Montgomery will replace Joseph M. Tipton, who will retire at the conclusion of his current term.

“Rob Montgomery will be an excellent judge,” Haslam said. “His experience on the bench, as well as his experience as an assistant district attorney and an attorney in private practice will serve East Tennesseans well.”

Haslam Appoints McBrayer to Tennessee Court of Appeals

Sunday, August 25, 2013 | 12:03 pm

McBrayer to serve as Middle Section judge

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday appointed W. Neal McBrayer as a judge for the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Middle Section.

McBrayer will replace Presiding Judge Patricia J. Cottrell, who will not serve an additional term of office.