Economic & Community Development

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Viacom Shared Services Center to Locate in Williamson County

Thursday, October 27, 2011 | 10:02 am
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New Department to Support Company’s Finance Group, Create 100 Jobs
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced today that Viacom, Inc. is establishing a shared services center to support the company’s finance group in the Cool Springs area of Williamson County. The project will create more than 100 new positions in the accounting, finance and other corporate support function areas. 

Governor Haslam and Commissioner Hagerty Announce Expansion of Cormetech

Monday, October 24, 2011 | 03:29 pm

Air Pollution Control Company to Invest $2.6 Million, Create 30 Jobs in Cleveland

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with representatives from Cormetech to announce plans by the company to expand its Cleveland facility. The company will invest $2.6 million and create 30 manufacturing, warehouse and skilled trade jobs over a three year period.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce CANBERRA Expansion in Oak Ridge

Monday, October 10, 2011 | 03:05 pm

CANBERRA Military and Safeguards Center of Excellence will Create 45 Additional Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Oak Ridge officials announced today that CANBERRA Industries, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of radiation detection solutions, will transition its safeguards and military product development and manufacturing to its Oak Ridge, Tenn. facility. The announcement represents a capital investment of $1.2 million and the creation of 45 additional jobs at the facility over the next three years, doubling the plant’s current workforce.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Applaud Electrolux Expansion in Robertson County

Monday, October 10, 2011 | 09:09 am

5 Million Investment to Create 75 Jobs at Springfield Plant

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with local officials in congratulating Electrolux Major Appliances North America (EMA-NA) on the company’s decision to expand its Robertson County manufacturing facility, a $5 million investment by the company creating 75 new jobs.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Dickson County Officials Announce Expansion of MetriCan

Tuesday, October 04, 2011 | 09:05 am

Metal Stamping Company to Invest $6.3 Million, Create Nearly 60 Jobs in Dickson

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Dickson County officials today joined with representatives from MetriCan to announce plans by the company to expand its Dickson facility. The company will invest $6.3 million and create nearly 60 manufacturing, warehouse and skilled trade jobs.

State Forms Agriculture and Forestry Development Task Force

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | 11:40 am
NASHVILLE – State Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson today announced the formation of the Tennessee Agriculture and Forestry Economic Development Task Force to aid in rural economic growth. The interagency group will assist in setting priorities and developing strategies in support of Gov. Bill Haslam’s overall focus on rural economic development. 
 
“Agriculture and forestry contribute more than $78 billion to the state’s economy. The task force will help us be more efficient and effective in identifying and taking advantage of opportunities within this important sector of our economy,” Johnson said. “It will also help us work with rural communities to make economic development happen at the local level and with more impact.”

ECD Accepting Applications for New Round of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants Beginning Oct. 17

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 | 10:33 am

$1 Million Available for Communities to Make Energy Improvements

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today announced applications for a third round of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) will be accepted beginning on Oct. 17. The department has previously awarded $12.1 million in grants to 135 communities throughout the state to implement energy efficient projects.

Bridgestone Metalpha, U.S.A., Inc. Announces a $75 Million Expansion of Their Clarksville, TN Location

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 02:29 pm
Clarksville, TNSeptember 21, 2011– The Clarksville, TN location of Bridgestone Metalpha U.S.A., Inc. (BMU) announced today that they are planning a $75 million expansion to their site in the Clarksville-Montgomery County Corporate Business Park. This location serves as the US Corporate Headquarters for steel cord production.

GATE Award Winners Announced at 2011 Governor's Conference

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 | 01:32 pm

Recognition Awarded to Companies Expanding Tennessee’s Role in Global Markets

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced that Mallory Alexander International Logistics, LLC in Memphis, Copperweld Bimetallics, LLC in Fayetteville and Paradoxe Corporation in Jackson are the recipients of the Governor’s Awards for Trade Excellence (GATE). The GATE recognition honors large, medium and small-size companies who have achieved excellence in engaging in global trade. The winners will be presented their award at the 58th Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development on Friday, Sept. 23, during the Governor’s Luncheon.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Welcome Marathon Heater to Haywood County

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | 02:55 pm

Manufacturer to Invest $1 Million, Create 60 Jobs over Three Years

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with local officials in welcoming Marathon Heater, Inc. to Brownville, Tenn. The company’s $1 million investment will create 60 jobs during the next three years. Marathon Heater is a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade heating elements and temperature sensors.