Economic & Community Development

Tennessee Named One of the Best States for Business

Wednesday, May 02, 2012 | 01:59 pm

Annual ‘Chief Executive’ Magazine Ranks Tennessee Fourth for the Second Consecutive Year

NASHVILLE – Chief Executive magazine named Tennessee one of the top four states in the nation for business today in its eighth annual survey of Best and Worst States for Business. More than 650 chief executive officers rated all 50 states in three general categories: taxation and regulation, quality of workforce and living environment. Tennessee ranked fourth for the second consecutive year. Rounding out the top five were Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Indiana.

HomeServe USA to Expand Chattanooga Operations

Monday, April 16, 2012 | 02:08 pm

Emergency Home Repair Service Plan Provider to Create 120 Jobs in Hamilton County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced HomeServe USA, a leading provider of home repair service programs, will expand its Chattanooga, Tenn. call center operations and create 120 jobs. The Chattanooga facility, located at 1232 Premier Drive, services the Continental U.S. and Canada.

ECD Announces Medical Trade Mission Participants

Thursday, April 05, 2012 | 01:35 pm

11 Tennessee Companies to Join ECD Representatives in China and South Korea

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today the participants of ECD’s upcoming trade mission to China and South Korea April 15-21, 2012. The trade mission, part of ECD’s export initiative TNTrade, focuses on Tennessee’s medical device manufacturers and other health care companies.

Commissioner Hagerty, Bradley County Officials Announce P&G Duracell to Expand Cleveland Facilities

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 01:40 pm

Leading Battery Manufacturer Will Create 60 New Jobs, Invest $36 Million

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with local and company officials today announced that P&G Duracell will expand its battery manufacturing and packaging facilities in Cleveland, Tenn. The expansion will create 60 jobs and represents a $36 million investment by P&G Duracell, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance alkaline batteries.

Armstrong World Industries to Add 95 Jobs in Jackson

Friday, March 23, 2012 | 11:09 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with representatives from Armstrong World Industries, Inc. today announced the company plans to add an additional 95 jobs to its Jackson, Tenn. facility with the addition of a third production shift targeted for completion by the end of May.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Kyowa America to Open New Facility in Portland

Friday, March 23, 2012 | 09:06 am

Injection Molding Manufacturer Will Create 160 New Jobs, Invest $12 Million

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced today that Kyowa America Corporation will open a new facility in Portland, Tenn., creating 160 jobs and investing $12 million. The company, a leader in automotive plastic injection molding, will locate at 1039 Fred White Blvd. in the Robertson County section of Portland and is expected to be operational by late summer.

Four Tennessee Businesses Honored with Community Impact Awards

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 09:06 am

Companies and ECD Honored for Efforts in Community Impact and Economic Development

NASHVILLE – The publishers of Trade & Industry Development magazine, a national economic development publication, have named Amazon.com, Inc., General Motors, Quaprotek USA, MANN+HUMMEL USA and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development among the recipients of its 2012 Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Awards. With more than 700 project submissions throughout North America, these projects were chosen as four of only 15 finalists in the Community Impact division of the CiCi Awards, totaling the most for any state.

Commissioner Hagerty, Mayor Dean Announce Harris Research, Inc. to Establish New Regional Headquarters in Nashville

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 | 11:42 am

Top Ranked Franchise Company to Create 30 New Jobs, Invest More Than $1 Million

NASHVILLE – Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean announced today that Harris Research, Inc. (HRI) is establishing a new regional headquarters in Nashville. The company, which offers franchises under the in-home consumer services brands Chem-Dry and N-Hance, will create 30 new jobs and invest more than $1 million in its new 8,500 square foot space in the Braid Building in Nashville’s Gulch area.