Economic & Community Development

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Blount County Officials Announce Expansion of TeamHealth

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | 08:30 am

Create Nearly 550 Jobs in Alcoa

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Blount County officials today joined with representatives from TeamHealth to announce plans by the company to expand its corporate operations by leasing a new facility to be constructed at Base Pointe Business Park in Alcoa, Tenn. The project developers will invest nearly $18 million and create 160 full-time jobs, with the anticipation of growing to 550 jobs in management, accounting, medical coding, billing and clerical.

TRG Customer Solutions Inaugurates New Call Center at Spring Hill, Tennessee

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 | 08:05 am

New site to stimulate the economy and create more than 300 skilled jobs

Spring Hill, Tenn. – TRG Customer Solutions, a leading global business process outsourcing (BPO) provider of customer management solutions and technologies, celebrated today the launch of its new contact center facility in Spring Hill. TRG has operations in seven countries worldwide and this will be the company’s first site in the state of Tennessee.

The Startup America Partnership CEO Scott Case to Keynote Governor's Conference on Economic and Community Development

Monday, September 12, 2011 | 01:51 pm

Case to Address the Role of Entrepreneurship in Creating Jobs at Commissioner’s Luncheon

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced the Startup America Partnership Chief Executive Officer Scott Case will keynote the Commissioner’s Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011 during the 58th annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Board Members for Film, Entertainment & Music Commission

Thursday, September 08, 2011 | 10:30 am

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced board appointments for the Tennessee Film, Entertainment & Music Commission (TFEMC).  The TFEMC board represents entertainment industries across the state in music, film and television. 

“This distinguished group of industry professionals brings broad experience and unique perspectives to the board and will help us continue to grow Tennessee’s entertainment industry,” Haslam said. “I’m excited to welcome them, and I appreciate their commitment and willingness to serve as we attempt to expand on the incredible industry talent and infrastructure already in place.”

Sekisui Plastics to Open Second Facility in Maury County

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 | 07:32 am

Japan-based Company to Invest $3 Million, Create 25 New Jobs Over Four Years

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty recently joined with Sekisui Plastics officials to announce the company’s decision to locate a second manufacturing facility in Mt. Pleasant, Tenn. The Japan-based company will invest $3 million and create 25 new jobs over a four year period.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Sumner Officials Congratulate ABC Group Fuel Systems on Expansion

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | 01:39 pm

Automotive Supplier to Invest $5 Million, Create 114 New Jobs at Gallatin Plant

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Sumner County officials in congratulating ABC Group Fuel Systems on their decision to expand their current facility in Gallatin, Tenn. The expansion represents a $5 million investment by the company and will create 114 new jobs. ABC Group Fuel Systems is a Tier 1 manufacturer of plastic fuel tank systems and urea systems for automotive and non-automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEM).

Michigan-based Automotive Supplier Plans $23 Million Investment in Perry County

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | 08:43 am

Manufacturing Facility to Create 400 Jobs Over Five Years

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with officials from Perry County to welcome NYX, Inc., a Michigan-based automotive supplier, to Linden, Tenn. The company, who also owns Bates, LLC, an existing automotive manufacturing facility in Lobelville, Tenn., is planning a $23 million manufacturing facility to produce injection molded plastics for a wide variety of automotive manufacturers beginning in early 2012, creating 400 jobs over a five-year period.

ECD Announces Competitive Grant Opportunity for Jobs4TN Regional Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | 08:55 am

Applications for Nine Regional Accelerators Accepted Through Sept. 30th

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today announced that the department is accepting applications for a competitive grant to support nine regional business accelerators across the state. Interested parties are encouraged to file a letter of intent with the department by Sept. 6th at 5 p.m. CST; applications are due Sept. 30th at 5 p.m., CST.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Sullivan Officials Welcome C&F Group to Kingsport

Monday, August 22, 2011 | 04:00 pm

Auto Exterior Trim Supplier to Invest $12.5 Million, Create 450 New Jobs Over Four Years

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with Sullivan County officials in announcing the decision by C&F Group to locate a manufacturing facility in Kingsport, Tenn. The Ireland-based company will invest $12.5 million and create 450 new jobs over a four year period. The Kingsport facility will be the company’s first U.S. location.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Shelby County Officials Announce Expansion of Kruger

Friday, August 19, 2011 | 03:21 pm

Company to Invest $316 Million, Create 100 New Jobs in Memphis

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Shelby County officials today joined with representatives from Kruger to announce plans by the company to expand its existing Memphis mill. The company will invest $316 million to implement state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment, thereby increasing its production capacity by 18 percent. The expansion will create 100 direct jobs in Memphis, as well as protect 2,400 existing jobs in the company’s facilities in both the U.S. and Canada.