Governor Haslam

Haslam Announces SBA Disaster Declaration for Middle TN

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 04:45 pm

Low-Interest Loans Available to Residents in Davidson and Surrounding Counties


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has granted a disaster declaration for Metro Nashville-Davidson County and its contiguous counties for the flash flooding that occurred earlier this month.
 
The declaration includes Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties, and an SBA disaster declaration makes homeowners and businesses affected by the disaster eligible for low-interest loans.

Haslam Appoints Montgomery to Court of Criminal Appeals

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 04:43 pm

Appointee will replace retiring Judge Joseph Tipton

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has chosen Robert (Rob) H. Montgomery Jr. as a judge for the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals, Eastern Section.  Montgomery will replace Joseph M. Tipton, who will retire at the conclusion of his current term.

“Rob Montgomery will be an excellent judge,” Haslam said. “His experience on the bench, as well as his experience as an assistant district attorney and an attorney in private practice will serve East Tennesseans well.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Dot Foods to Build New Facility in Dyersburg

Monday, August 26, 2013 | 12:00 pm

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Dot Foods officials today announced the company will construct its ninth distribution center in Dyersburg, Tenn. The distribution warehouse will be the company’s first in Tennessee and will be located on State Highway 211 in the Dyersburg Industrial Park. Dot Foods will invest $24 million and create 157 new jobs in Dyer County.

“I want to congratulate Dot Foods on their announcement of this new facility, and I thank them for their investment in Dyer County and Tennessee,” Haslam said. “Our Jobs4TN strategy focuses on leveraging Tennessee’s unique assets to create and grow new jobs across the state, and today’s announcement helps us toward our goal of becoming the No 1. location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee’s ideal location and exceptional infrastructure offer distribution companies unsurpassed efficiency and proximity to customers around the globe,” Hagerty said. “I want to welcome Dot Foods to Tennessee and thank them for their valuable investment in our state and workforce.”

Haslam Appoints McBrayer to Tennessee Court of Appeals

Sunday, August 25, 2013 | 01:03 pm

McBrayer to serve as Middle Section judge


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Friday appointed W. Neal McBrayer as a judge for the Tennessee Court of Appeals, Middle Section.


McBrayer will replace Presiding Judge Patricia J. Cottrell, who will not serve an additional term of office.

Haslam Announces Task Force on Aging

Friday, August 23, 2013 | 10:07 am

Effort to focus on healthy aging, livable communities and family caregivers in Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the formation of the Task Force on Aging, a group charged with creating a plan to improve the lives and care of older Tennesseans and their families through a collaboration of public, private and nonprofit leaders.

Haslam Requests SBA Assistance for Disaster Recovery

Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 11:37 am

Low-Interest Loans Could Aid Residents in Nashville and Surrounding Counties


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has requested assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to help individuals and businesses in Metro Nashville and Davidson County and its contiguous counties recover from the severe storms and flash flooding that occurred on August 8-9, 2013.


The additional Tennessee counties that would be eligible for SBA loans are Cheatham, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson as damage to homes and businesses occurred in multiple locations.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce The Jack Daniel Distillery to Expand Lynchburg Operations

Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 09:30 am

Global Demand Drives More Than $100 Million Investment, Creates 94 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Brown-Forman Corporation officials announced today expansion plans for the Jack Daniel Distillery in response to global demand for its world famous Tennessee Whiskey. The $103 million investment includes the addition of stills, barrel warehouses and related infrastructure to support the expanding operations, and will result in the creation of 94 new full-time positions over the next five years.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Surface Igniter, LLC to Relocate Headquarters and Manufacturing Facility to Maryville

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 07:30 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Surface Igniter, LLC officials today announced the company will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing facility to Maryville, Tenn. Surface Igniter, LLC will invest $3.8 million and create 108 new jobs over the next three years in Blount County.

“I want to thank Surface Igniter, LLC for relocating their business to Tennessee and adding these valuable jobs in Blount County,” Haslam said. “Recruiting and investing in our state’s key clusters, where we have a clear competitive advantage, is an important part of our Jobs4TN plan, and today’s announcement helps us toward our goal of becoming the No 1. location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Surface Igniter, LLC’s decision to relocate their operations from off-dshore to Tennessee highlights our position as the state with the best balance sheet in the nation,” Hagerty said. “By choosing Tennessee, Surface Igniter, LLC will be centrally located, have access to world-class infrastructure and be able to operate in the nation’s most business-friendly environment. I want to thank Surface Igniter, LLC for their vote of confidence and congratulate them on their move.”

Tennessee Announces Top Schools for Achievement, Growth in 2012-2013

Monday, August 19, 2013 | 03:26 pm

Reward Schools in 52 districts across the state


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 169 schools as the 2012-13 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for annual growth and the top 5 percent for academic achievement.


The Reward Schools span 52 districts across the state and include 70 schools that serve mostly economically disadvantaged populations.