Economic & Community Development

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Hönigsberg & Düvel Expansion

Tuesday, September 04, 2012 | 09:00 am

Information Technology Company to Invest $600,000, Create 116 New Jobs in Chattanooga

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced Hönigsberg & Düvel Corporation, an information technology company, will expand its Chattanooga operations. The announcement represents an investment of $600,000 and will create 116 new jobs. 

“When companies in Tennessee make decisions to expand and grow, it is our goal to offer the right environment and partnerships to ensure those jobs are created here,” Haslam said. “I am grateful to Hönigsberg & Düvel for increasing the company’s presence in our state and creating more high-quality jobs for our citizens.”

Governor Haslam, Lt. Governor Ramsey, Commissioner Hagerty Welcome U.S. Solutions Group, Inc. to Sullivan County

Thursday, August 30, 2012 | 09:01 am

Company to Open Call Center in Bristol, Tenn., Create Over 500 Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced U.S. Solutions Group, Inc., a Teleperformance company, will open a call center in Sullivan County. The announcement represents an investment of $4.1 million and the creation of 548 jobs. The new facility will be located at 2536 West State Street in Bristol, Tenn.

Registration Now Open for Creative Community Summits

Friday, August 24, 2012 | 09:12 am

Statewide Series Presenting Innovative Solutions for Rural Economic Development

NASHVILLE – Registration is now open for the Tennessee Main Street and Tennessee Downtowns Creative Community Summits to be held in September in Jackson, Franklin and Greeneville. Sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and USDA Rural Development, the summits will focus on innovative solutions and strategies to generate economic growth in rural communities.  The summits are free of charge; however, seating is limited.  Please visit www.tennesseemainstreet.org/workshop.html to register. 

Mike Curb to Keynote at 59th Annual Governor's Conference on Economic and Community Development

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 01:01 pm
Mike Curb
Mike Curb

Curb Records Founder to Address Commissioner’s Luncheon on Oct. 18, 2012

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today that Mike Curb, founder and chairman of Curb Records, will keynote the Commissioner’s Luncheon on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at the 59th Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development. Hundreds of state and local officials, business leaders and economic developers will convene at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel for the event held Oct. 18-19.

Ceramaspeed to Expand Blount County Operations

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 | 08:37 am

Electric Radiant Heater Manufacturer to Invest $3.5 Million, Add 40 Jobs

NASHVILLE –The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today joined with Ceramaspeed officials to announce that the company has purchased the German company Isphording and will relocate it into the former Klote International Facility, a 55,000-square foot industrial building in Maryville. The move represents an investment of $3.5 million and will add 40 jobs to the community.

Genesee A&B to Expand Wilson County Facility

Monday, August 13, 2012 | 09:29 am

Custom Metal Parts Manufacturer to Invest $2.1 Million, Create 34 Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Genesee A&B representatives to announce plans to expand its Wilson County facility, located at 8111 Eastgate Boulevard. The expansion represents an investment of $2.1 million and the creation of 34 manufacturing jobs.

MGM Industries to Expand Hendersonville Facility

Thursday, July 19, 2012 | 02:35 pm

Painted Vinyl Window and Door Manufacturer to Invest $3 Million, Create 75 Jobs in Sumner County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with MGM Industries executives to announce expansion plans for the company’s Hendersonville, Tenn. facility, located at 287 Free Hill Road. The expansion represents an investment of $3 million and the creation of 75 jobs during a three year period. The additional jobs will include production, engineering and maintenance positions.

Tennessee Ranks No. 1 in Automotive Manufacturing Strength Three Years Running

Monday, July 16, 2012 | 09:04 am

State Earns Eight Top 10 Honors in Business Facilities 2012 State Rankings Report,
Tennessee Cities Also Recognized

NASHVILLE – Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has issued its annual 2012 State Rankings Report, and Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength for an unprecedented third consecutive year. Tennessee earned an additional seven Top 10 honors for economic growth potential, job growth, business and education climate, transportation infrastructure, data center hubs and Race to the Top.

TPR Federal-Mogul Tennessee, Inc. to Establish Operations in Lawrenceburg

Friday, July 13, 2012 | 10:31 am

Automotive Original Parts Manufacturer to Create 72 Jobs, Invest $31 Million in Lawrence County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty joined with company officials today to announce TPR Federal-Mogul Tennessee, Inc. will locate a manufacturing plant in Lawrence County. The Lawrenceburg facility, located at 201 Helton Drive, will serve the North American automobile manufacturing industry and create 72 jobs.

ECD Announces Automotive Trade Mission Participants

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | 01:02 pm

Seven Tennessee Companies to Join ECD Representatives at PAACE Automechanika in Mexico City

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today the participants of a trade mission July 17 - 20, 2012 to Mexico City focusing on the state’s automotive industry. The trade mission is part of ECD’s TNTrade initiative to help boost exports by small- and medium-sized businesses.