Governor Haslam

Governor Haslam to Dedicate Virgin Falls State Natural Area

Monday, December 09, 2013 | 11:25 am

Event will occur Wednesday and be attended by leaders from both public and private sectors

NASHVILLE – Governor Bill Haslam, along with leaders from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services and Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation will be officially dedicating the purchase of Virgin Falls State Natural Area this Wednesday, December 11.

"Tennessee Season to Remember" Honors Homicide Victims

Thursday, December 05, 2013 | 05:58 pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam this evening hosted the 11th annual “Tennessee Season to Remember” ceremony at First Baptist Church in Nashville to honor victims of homicide. Gov. Haslam was joined by state and local public safety officials to the ceremony, at which families from across Tennessee placed ornaments on memorial wreaths in honor of their loved ones.

Haslam Announces Equipment Grant For TCAT-Mufreesboro

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 | 10:45 am

Workforce Development Grant Addresses Training Needs
 
MURFREESBORO – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $625,007 to fund equipment needed at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro.
 
The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Knoxville Locomotive Works to Expand Operations

Thursday, November 21, 2013 | 09:00 am

Locomotive Manufacturer to Invest $6.1 Million, Create 203 New Jobs in Knox County

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Knoxville Locomotive Works (KLW) officials announced today the company will establish an assembly and fabrication plant in Knoxville to satisfy new EPA emission requirements for trains. The announcement represents an investment of $6.1 million and will create 203 new jobs over the next three years in Knoxville.

Haslam Announces Veterans Education Task Force

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 02:41 pm

Group Charged with Improving College Success for Returning Troops


NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of a task force to evaluate how to best serve Tennessee’s veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school. 


The task force is charged with the following:


• To identify common educational hurdles for transitioning veterans;
• To research best practices to serve student veterans;
• And to make recommendations on improving opportunities for veterans to earn a certificate or degree beyond high school.

Haslam and TDEC Announce Next Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Cycle

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | 06:29 pm

Funding Helps Promote Energy Efficiency Projects, Benefiting the Environment and Bottom Line

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau today announced a third offering of the Clean Tennessee Energy Grants, totaling $1.9 million, to fund energy efficiency projects for municipal governments, county governments, utility districts and other similar entities across Tennessee.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce W Squared to Expand Brentwood Operations

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | 02:00 pm

Business Process Outsourcing Company to Invest $4 Million, Create 115 New Jobs

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with W Squared officials today announced the company will expand its operations in Brentwood, Tenn. W Squared will invest $4 million in infrastructure, including the addition of nearly 30,000 square feet to its location at 5500 Maryland Way, which is expected to open in late spring of 2014. Through this expansion, W Squared will create 115 new jobs in Williamson County in order to support a rapidly expanding client base and an increase in business nationwide.

Tennessee Students The Fastest Improving In The Nation

Thursday, November 07, 2013 | 10:26 am

Haslam announces 2013 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress



MOUNT JULIET – Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Tennessee had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) of any state, making Tennessee the fastest improving state in the nation. 


The NAEP results also show that Tennessee had the largest growth of any state in a single testing cycle since NAEP started nationwide assessments a decade ago.

Haslam Announces Grant For Walters State Community College

Monday, November 04, 2013 | 04:20 pm

Workforce Development Equipment Grant Addresses Training Needs


MORRISTOWN – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $337,297 for Walters State Community College to fund needed equipment for an industrial skills and training program and an advanced welding program.


The governor proposed and the General Assembly approved $16.5 million in this year’s budget for equipment and technology related to workforce development programs at Tennessee colleges of applied technology and community colleges, part of Gov. Haslam’s “Drive to 55” effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with post-secondary credentials.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce 66 Community Development Block Grants

Monday, November 04, 2013 | 02:05 pm

Grants to Assist Communities with Infrastructure, Safety Needs and Downtown Improvements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty recently approved more than $27 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to assist Tennessee communities with infrastructure, health and safety projects, and downtown improvements.