646 Net New Jobs Created, 182 Net New Businesses Started
NASHVILLE—The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announced today the 2013 Economic Impact and Reinvestment Statistics from 23 Tennessee Main Street communities for activities occurring between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013. These Main Street communities generated more than $59 million of public/private investment in 2013, and continue to be a vital part of the state’s economic and cultural identity.
“Tennessee’s Main Street communities are some of the state’s most valuable and treasured resources,” Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. “These job growth and investment numbers reinforce the importance of our Main Street program in bolstering economic growth while allowing communities to develop productive initiatives that support job creation, downtown revitalization and the long-term success of our state.”