Economic & Community Development

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing USA, Inc. to Expand Vonore Operations

Monday, December 15, 2014 | 09:01 am

No. 1 Selling Jet Boat Manufacturer to Invest $17.7 Million, Create 150 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing USA, Inc. officials announced today the company will expand operations by purchasing an additional building located adjacent to its current production facility in Vonore. Yamaha, the largest manufacturer of 19-foot to 24-foot sport boats in the United States, will invest $17.7 million and create 150 new jobs in Monroe County.

Haslam Announces Workforce Development Grant Recipients

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 02:11 pm

LEAP program seeks to better link higher education, industry to enhance Drive to 55 effort
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the recipients of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition, a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Target Corporation to Locate New Online Fulfillment Center in Memphis

Thursday, December 11, 2014 | 10:05 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Target Corporation announced today the company’s plans to locate a new 900,000 square foot online fulfillment center at 5461 Davidson Road in Memphis. Target will invest upwards of $50 million in the facility and create more than 400 new jobs in Shelby County.

“We want to welcome Target to Tennessee and thank the company for investing in our state and adding more than 400 jobs to our Memphis workforce,” Haslam said. “It goes without saying that a company like Target can choose to do business anywhere in the country, so it means a great deal that they chose Memphis. We are always grateful for announcements like these as they help us toward our goal to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee’s favorable central location and strength in transportation and logistics is second to none, and with convenient access to the Memphis International Airport, the No. 1 busiest cargo airport in the Western Hemisphere, Memphis is an extraordinary choice for Target’s newest online fulfillment center,” Hagerty said. “Target will be a great addition to the corporate landscape of Shelby County, and I applaud the company for its investment and confidence in our state and our exceptional workforce.”

ABC’s “Nashville” to Feature the City of Memphis in Winter Finale Airing on Wednesday, December 10

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 | 01:08 pm

Episode to Highlight Iconic Memphis Locales, Include Memphis-Centric Storyline

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission (TFEMC) announced today the ABC series “Nashville” has traveled to Memphis for its winter finale episode airing Wednesday, December 10 at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. CT.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce 3M Company to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Clinton

Friday, December 05, 2014 | 01:54 pm

Global Innovation Company to Invest $135 Million, Create 100 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with 3M Company officials announced today the company will purchase a 772,000 square foot building located on 160 acres in the Eagle Bend Industrial Park in Clinton. The announcement is the latest step in 3M’s efforts to grow its North American manufacturing operations, and represents an investment of $135 million and the creation of 100 new jobs in Anderson County.

M-TEK To Locate New North American Headquarters in Murfreesboro

Friday, December 05, 2014 | 12:54 pm

Automotive Supplier to Employ 250 with 100 New Jobs


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and M-TEK officials today announced the company will build a new headquarters facility in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Consolidating all headquarters functions into the Murfreesboro facility, the automotive supplier will create approximately 100 new jobs in Rutherford County. An additional 100 jobs will be transferred from M-TEK’s Manchester, Tennessee manufacturing location and the remaining jobs will be transferred from the company’s Farmington Hills, Michigan and Dublin, Ohio locations.  The new facility represents an estimated investment of $13.4 million.

Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama, LLC to Expand Jackson Manufacturing Operations

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | 10:00 am

World Leading Medical Device Manufacturing Company to Invest $2.1 Million, Create 35 Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Orchid Orthopedic Solutions Alabama, LLC (Orchid Alabama) officials today announced the company will expand its manufacturing operations located at 2715 Bells Highway in Jackson. A worldwide leader in the contract design and manufacture of implants, instruments and innovative technologies for the orthopedic, dental and cardiovascular markets, Orchid will invest $2.1 million and create 35 new jobs in Madison County.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce OTICS USA, Inc. to Expand Tennessee Operations

Thursday, November 13, 2014 | 01:20 pm

Automotive Parts Manufacturer to Invest $69.5 Million, Create 117 New Jobs 
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with OTICS USA, Inc. officials announced today the company will construct a new automotive parts manufacturing facility in Sevierville to support company growth and increased product demand. With operations currently in Morristown, OTICS USA will invest $69.5 million in the company’s second Tennessee facility and create 117 new jobs in Sevier County.

2014 Governor’s Award for Trade Excellence Winners Announced

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 02:49 pm

2014 Governor’s Award for Trade Excellence Winners Announced
Recipients to be Recognized at 61st Annual Governor’s Conference

NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today announced that Swiftwick, Jackson Kayak and Gibson are recipients of the Governor’s Award for Trade Excellence. The GATE Award honors small, medium and large companies who have achieved excellence in engaging in global trade. The winners will be presented their awards on Friday, Nov. 14, at the 61st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development during the Governor’s Luncheon.

Haslam Announces Departure of ECD Commissioner

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 10:44 am

Hagerty to co-chair inauguration committee prior to return to the private sector


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Bill Hagerty, commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD), will be leaving the administration to return to the private sector.


“Bill has done an incredible job leading our state’s business recruitment efforts for the past four years,” Haslam said.  “Our goal has been to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs, and Bill has been key to the successes we’ve had in attracting new investment into the state as well as continued growth of our existing businesses.  I am grateful for his willingness to serve in the Cabinet and wish him and Chrissy the best upon his return to the private sector.”