Brooks Shaw & Son Old Country Store of Jackson Takes Top Prize
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced Brooks Shaw & Son Old Country Store of Jackson as the winner of the second annual statewide entrepreneurship video competition – “What Makes You an Entrepreneur?” Brooks Shaw & Son Old Country Store will receive a $500 cash prize in addition to a professional marketing package valued at $2,000 for the business.
Cumberland and Wayne Counties Honored for Strategic Planning Efforts
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty applauded Cumberland and Wayne counties on their 2010 Commitment Awards presented on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence (TNCPE). The two Three-Star communities have completed a rigorous evaluation and feedback process based on criteria from the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
$200 Million Investment to Bring 275 HQ and Production Jobs to Tennessee
NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Bill Hagerty of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today joined with Brian Heery, president and CEO of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell to announce the company’s decision to invest $200 million to build a production facility for electric transformers in the Rivergate Industrial Park in Memphis, Tennessee, creating up to 275 new jobs. The new facility will produce extra-high voltage shell type power transformers and will be Mitsubishi’s national headquarters for the production of heavy electrical equipment. Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc is part of a business group owned by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan.