Governor Haslam

Haslam Appoints Stites To Tennessee Board of Regents

Thursday, February 20, 2014 | 08:24 am

Appointee will serve as representative of Sixth Congressional District. 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed John D. Stites II of Cookeville to the Tennessee Board of Regents as the representative of the Sixth Congressional District.

“I want to thank John for his commitment and willingness to serve,” Haslam said. “This is a significant time in higher education as we continue our work on the Drive to 55 to increase the number of Tennesseans with a certificate or degree beyond high school.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce WS Packaging Group, Inc. to Expand and Consolidate Operations in Knoxville

Thursday, February 06, 2014 | 10:00 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with WS Packaging Group, Inc. officials today announced the company will expand its current operations in Knoxville by opening a new location in the PBR Building, located at 10215 Caneel Dr. In order to increase its operations to accommodate more industry market share, WS Packaging Group will also consolidate its Knoxville facilities to this more central location. The company will invest $43 million and create 231 new jobs.
“I want to thank WS Packaging Group for reinvesting in Tennessee, and I appreciate the new jobs being created in Knox County,” Haslam said. “One of the priorities in our Jobs4TN strategy is companies already doing business in Tennessee, and whenever a company already operating here decides to stay and expand, it further supports our goal of becoming the No. 1 location the southeast for high quality jobs.”

“I’m pleased WS Packaging Group can continue to benefit from Tennessee’s ideal business climate. As a state with the lowest per capita debt in the nation and our superior logistical advantages, we pride ourselves on investing in incumbent businesses,” Hagerty said. “I appreciate the new jobs WS Packaging Group is creating in our state and look forward to their continued presence in Tennessee.”

Haslam Unveils Visionary 'Tennessee Promise'

Monday, February 03, 2014 | 06:18 pm

Proposes free community and technology college education to every graduating senior

NASHVILLE – During his fourth annual State of the State address before the General Assembly, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam tonight introduced the “Tennessee Promise.” 

The historic proposal commits to providing on a continuing basis two years of community college or a college of applied technology (TCAT) absolutely free of tuition and fees to graduating high school seniors. 

Haslam, Beretta USA Announce New Manufacturing Facility

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 | 01:25 pm

World’s oldest firearms manufacturer and major U.S. defense contractor to expand to Gallatin

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Beretta USA officials announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park.

Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility and create 300 new Tennessee jobs.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Conduit Global to Locate New Call Center Operations in Memphis

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | 10:41 am

Leading Business Process Outsourcing Company to Create More Than 1,000 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Conduit Global officials announced today the company will locate a new, 1,000-seat call center at the Goodlett Farms Office Park in Shelby County. Conduit Global, one of the world’s largest independent, fully-integrated business process outsourcing companies, will invest $8 million in building and infrastructure improvements and create more than 1,000 new jobs in Memphis.

Haslam Introduces Anti-Meth Production Legislation

Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 10:46 am

Proposal aims to reduce production without inconveniencing majority of consumers

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced legislation to reduce the growing problem of methamphetamine production in Tennessee.  The goal of the Tennessee Anti-Meth Production (TAMP) Act is to limit access to pseudoephedrine or ephedrine products to those who are using it illegally while not overburdening law-abiding Tennesseans who need temporary cold and sinus relief.  

Haslam joined legislators, members of the Public Safety Subcabinet and key stakeholders to announce his proposal, which aligns commonly purchased amounts of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine with 30-day limits.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Total Quality Logistics to Locate in Davidson County

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | 10:07 am

Transportation Services Company to Invest $1 million, Create 105 New Jobs

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Total Quality Logistics (TQL) officials today announced the transportation services company will begin operations in Davidson County. The company will open a sales office to meet the needs of its expanding client-base in the Basin Alley Building located at 105 Broadway in downtown Nashville. This expansion represents an investment of $1 million and the creation of 105 new jobs.

Tennessee Named "2013 State Of The Year" For Economic Development

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | 10:14 am

Business Facilities magazine cites diverse top projects in award

NASHVILLE – Tennessee is the “2013 State of the Year,” according to Business Facilities magazine, a national economic development publication.

Tennessee’s top five economic development projects created a total of 6,900 jobs, $3.2 billion in capital investment and included seven expansions and three new recruitments. The magazine picked the state after evaluating the top five projects for the number of jobs created and amount of capital invested from October 1, 2012 through October 31, 2013.

Local Parks and Recreation Fund, Land and Water Conservation Fund and Recreational Trails Program Grants Available

Monday, January 13, 2014 | 03:27 pm

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today the 2014 grant cycle for the Local Parks and Recreation Fund, the Land and Water Conservation Fund and the Recreational Trails Program. The department is contacting local communities about the grant availability, and will host a series of workshops throughout the state on Tuesday, Jan. 28, Wednesday, Jan. 29, and Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.

TDEC Seeks Environmental Achievers

Wednesday, January 08, 2014 | 09:36 am

Nominations Open for Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards

NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation is inviting Tennesseans to submit nominations for the Governor’s 2014 Environmental Stewardship Awards. The awards recognize Tennesseans who go above and beyond to protect the state’s diverse environment.