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Bredesen Announces Letting of First Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act Projects

Monday, March 02, 2009 | 05:38 pm
Ten Local Bridges to be Replaced with Recovery and Reinvestment Funds
 
NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that 10 local bridges will be the first projects in Tennessee to be funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The 10 bridge replacement projects are scheduled for a construction letting on March 20, which means work could be underway on the projects by the end of March.
 
“These 10 bridge projects will bring much needed private industry jobs to areas of the state in need of economic investment and will create a safer, more efficient bridge system for all of us,” said Bredesen. “Selecting local bridge projects also allows us to ease the burden of local governments, because funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act do not require local matching funds.”
 
All 10 bridges are owned, maintained and operated by local governments. Normally, local governments are required to provide a 20 percent match in order to receive bridge funds; however, that match is waived under the ARRA.

Bredesen, Kisber Announce New Investment in Renewable Energy Sector, Creating 500 New Jobs

Thursday, February 26, 2009 | 09:29 am
Wacker Chemie AG Announcement
Wacker Chemie AG Announcement

German-based Polysilicon Manufacturer Becomes Tennessee’s Third  $1 Billion Project in Eight Months

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen today joined Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber, Dr. Rudolph Staudigl, president and CEO of Wacker Chemie AG of Munich, Germany and Dr. Ingomar Kovar, president of Wacker Chemical Corporation, Adrian, Mich., in announcing the company’s plans to build a $1 billion facility for the manufacture of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon in Bradley County, Tenn. Polycrystalline silicon is a primary component used in the manufacture of solar panels and semiconductors and the project is expected to create more than 500 new jobs for the region.
 
“This announcement further enhances Tennessee’s growing reputation as an innovation center in the development and manufacture of clean energy technologies,” said Bredesen. “I appreciate Wacker Chemie’s investment in Tennessee and its recognition of the productivity of Tennessee workers, and I’m very pleased the company believes this is the best place to enhance its position in this growing economic sector.”

Bredesen, Kisber Announce Hemlock Semiconductor Coming to Clarksville

Monday, December 15, 2008 | 01:00 am

Polycrystalline Silicon Manufacturing Operation Potentially the Largest Investment in Tennessee History

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Matt Kisber today joined with the chief executive officers of Hemlock Semiconductor and its parent company, Dow Corning, to announce Hemlock Semiconductor’s plan to locate a polycrystalline silicon manufacturing operation at the Commerce Park megasite in Clarksville, Tenn.

Tennessee Ranked Among the Top Ten for Best Business Climate

Wednesday, November 05, 2008 | 01:12 pm
NASHVILLE - Governor Phil Bredesen announced today that the editors of Site Selection magazine, one of the nation’s premier economic development publications, have ranked Tennessee as the second best business location in the U.S. The closely watched annual rankings appear in the November issue and mark Tennessee’s highest-ever ranking, up from last year’s number six spot.

Governor Bredesen Addresses Clean-Energy Technology Summit

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | 02:14 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Governor Phil Bredesen, former Senator Howard Baker, and the University of Tennessee’s Baker Center for Public Policy this week are hosting the first-ever Governor’s Summit on Clean Energy Technology in Knoxville, Tenn.

Bredesen, Baker Headline Clean-Energy Technology Summit

Monday, October 13, 2008 | 08:42 am

Day One Luncheon Includes Remarks by Volkswagen of America CEO Jacoby

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Governor Phil Bredesen, former Senator Howard Baker, and the University of Tennessee’s Baker Center for Public Policy this week host the first-ever Governor’s Summit on Clean Energy Technology, Oct. 14-15, at the Knoxville Convention Center.