Economic & Community Development

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Startup Tennessee

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 | 11:15 am
ECD Posts Online RFI for “Regional Business Accelerators”
 
NASHVILLE– Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bill Hagerty of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today announced the formation of Startup Tennessee, a public-private partnership designed to connect and align entrepreneurial efforts across Tennessee. In addition, ECD posted a request-for-information to gather suggestions about the regional business accelerators the state is planning to support in each of the state’s nine economic development regions. Both Startup Tennessee and these regional business accelerators are part of the Governor’s INCITE Initiative, a key component of the Governor’s Jobs4TN plan.

Commissioner, Rutherford County Officials Welcome Auto Supplier to Rutherford County

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | 08:52 am

Tottser-Iroquois Industries to Create 25 Jobs in La Vergne

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with officials from Rutherford County in announcing plans by Tottser-Iroquois Industries to locate a manufacturing facility in La Vergne, Tenn. The company is slated to begin operations at 118 Wheeler Street on July 1 and plans to create 25 jobs within a year of operation.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Regional Directors and Project Managers at ECD

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 | 02:52 pm
ECD Team Members to Lead Regional “Base Camps” and Recruit Companies to TN
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner (ECD) Bill Hagerty today announced the selection of eight new regional directors as part of the reorganization of ECD resulting from the Jobs4TN initiative. The new regional directors will serve as the primary point-of-contact for Tennessee companies seeking state assistance with expansion or with accessing state services. In addition, Haslam and Hagerty also announced members of ECD’s national project management team, the division within ECD responsible for the recruitment of new companies to the state.

Summer Activities Have Arrived On Tennessee's Main Streets

Thursday, June 02, 2011 | 08:57 am

Main Street Program Touts Special Events, Farmer’s Markets to Promote Historic Downtowns

NASHVILLE – With the arrival of warm weather, Tennessee Main Street communities across the state are breaking out the fireworks and hauling in the local produce. Tennessee Main Street Programs are hosting multiple summer events and farmer’s markets to support historic downtown business districts across the state.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce New Corporate HQ in Franklin, TN

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 01:18 pm

Carlisle Transportation Products to Employ 100 at 28,000 Sq. Foot Office Space in Cool Springs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson and Franklin Mayor Ken Moore in applauding the decision by Carlisle Transportation Products to locate the newly created company’s corporate headquarters in Franklin, Tenn.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Windham Professionals to Build New Regional Corporate HQ in Hendersonville

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | 01:54 pm

New 24,000 Square Foot Building Home to Account Services Company, Results in 100+ New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with city officials in Hendersonville, TN and in Sumner County to announce the decision by Windham Professionals to build a new regional headquarters in the Indian Lake Development in Hendersonville. The project calls for the creation of 24,000 square feet of new, Class A office space to house the account services company. An industry leader since 1982, Windham specializes in account collections for institutions of higher education, guaranty agencies and accounts in the commercial, consumer, government and health care sectors. The announcement will result in the creation of more than 100 new jobs, bringing the company’s total employment in Hendersonville to more than 300.

Governor Haslam Announces Innovation Strategy in Tennessee

Thursday, May 05, 2011 | 12:30 pm

Unveils INCITE Initiative as First Step Towards Innovation Leadership in Southeast

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $50 million initiative designed to support innovation across the state. The goal of the program, called INCITE for its focus on innovation, commercialization, investment, technology and entrepreneurship, is to raise Tennessee’s profile in innovation-based economic development and drive growth in the creation of knowledge-based jobs. INCITE is a component of Haslam’s recently announced Jobs4TN strategy and will be managed by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).

Governor Haslam and Commissioner Hagerty Announce Jobs4TN Plan and Results of First Departmental Top-To-Bottom Review

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 12:00 pm

Jobs4TN Plan Includes Four Key Strategies; ECD to Reduce Staff by 35 percent

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner (ECD) Bill Hagerty today announced the Jobs4TN plan, which lays out the administration’s economic development strategy resulting from a top-to-bottom review of the department. The governor’s Jobs4TN plan focuses on:

Governor, Commissioner Welcome Auto Supplier to Rutherford County

Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 08:31 am

Valeo to Invest Up to $5.4 Million, Create 63 Jobs in Smyrna

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with officials from Rutherford County in announcing plans by Valeo to locate a manufacturing facility for automotive parts in Smyrna, Tenn. The company is renovating a building at 611 Enon Springs and plans to invest up to $5.4 million, creating 63 jobs within a year of occupancy.