Economic & Community Development

Governor Haslam Announces 27 Community Development Block Grants in East Tennessee

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | 11:09 am

Grants Assist Communities with Infrastructure Improvements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty recently approved more than $23 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist with infrastructure improvements in Tennessee. The pair announced recipients of the grants in East Tennessee today – West and Middle Tennessee grant recipients were announced earlier this month; a list of these recipients can be found here: http://news.tn.gov/node/8062.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Company Officials Announce Sprint to Build Call Center in Sullivan County

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | 02:35 pm
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Company Relocating Call Center Operations from Bristol, Va. 
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with company officials announced today that Sprint (NYSE: S) will relocate its call center operations to Sullivan County from a current Bristol, Va. facility.  The move will bring more than 600 new jobs to Tennessee and represents a multimillion dollar investment in the state. The call center will be built on a site already aptly-named “Sprint Drive” in Blountville.

Governor Haslam Announces 32 Community Development Block Grants in West and Middle Tennessee

Thursday, November 10, 2011 | 03:02 pm

Grants Assist Communities with Infrastructure Improvements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty recently approved more than $23 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist with infrastructure improvements in Tennessee. The pair announced recipients of the grants in West and Middle Tennessee today – East Tennessee grant recipients will be announced at a later date.

More than 75 Statewide Events Planned for Global Entrepreneurship Week

Wednesday, November 09, 2011 | 10:00 am

Commissioner Bill Hagerty to Keynote at Entrepreneurial Imperative Conference on Nov. 17

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has confirmed more than 75 events across the state during the fourth annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) Nov. 14-20, 2011. This strong showing continues Tennessee’s tradition of offering a variety of events and educational opportunities encouraging entrepreneurship and supporting startup companies.

ECD Hosting Energy Management Workshops for Schools

Monday, November 07, 2011 | 10:20 am

                   Register Online Now for Workshops in Jackson, Knoxville and Murfreesboro

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s Energy Division announced today it will offer Energy Management Workshops for K-12 schools and school districts in Jackson, Knoxville and Murfreesboro this fall. These one-day workshops entitled “Energy Management + Energy Education = Energy Savings” are free; however, space is limited and registration is required.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Statewide Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerators

Thursday, November 03, 2011 | 01:21 pm
Nine Accelerators Will Provide Tennessee Entrepreneurs with Mentoring and Support
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced today nine Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerators will be established throughout the state to assist Tennessee entrepreneurs. The accelerators will provide mentoring, education and training, strategic and technical support, and assistance identifying sources of capital.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Welcome MANN+HUMMEL USA to Sequatchie County

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 | 07:22 am

Company to Invest Nearly $15 Million, Create 150 Jobs in Dunlap

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with local Dunlap and Sequatchie County officials to announce plans by MANN+HUMMEL USA to locate a satellite production facility in Dunlap, Tenn. The company is expected to invest nearly $15 million over the next three years and employ approximately 150 production workers and technicians by the end of 2013.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Mullican Flooring Expansion

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 | 01:12 pm

Johnson City Flooring Manufacturer Purchases New Facility, Adds Production Line

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with company officials announced today that Mullican Flooring will be expanding its operations in Johnson City, Tenn. and creating 164 new jobs. The company, a leading U.S. hardwood floor manufacturer, will relocate all manufacturing operations to the former Superior Industries building where a new production line will be added. The move and expansion represents a $12 million investment over the next three years.

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

Thursday, October 27, 2011 | 09:02 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.