Governor Haslam

More Than $5.7 Million in Water and Wastewater Construction Loans Awarded

Friday, November 01, 2013 | 12:32 pm

Low-Interest Loans Help Fund Infrastructure Improvements

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced today that two communities, one utility district and one water/wastewater authority have been approved to receive more than $5.7 million in low-interest loans for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements.

Haslam Announces School Leadership Academy Program

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 04:22 pm

Initiative to prepare participants with skills to lead schools


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a new preparation program to build a pipeline of highly-trained principals for schools across the state.


The state will work with Vanderbilt University and local districts to nominate, select and train up to 30 participants a year in the school leadership program.

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Leisure Pools to Open New Manufacturing Facility in Knox County

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 | 08:00 am

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Leisure Pools officials today announced the company will open a new facility in Knoxville. This facility, which will become the corporate headquarters for Leisure Pools in North America, will be the first for Leisure Pools in Tennessee and will service increased demand along the East Coast. Leisure Pools will invest $6.2 million and create 240 new jobs in Knox County.
 
“I want to thank Leisure Pools for their significant investment and the valuable jobs this new facility will bring to Knox County and Tennessee,” Haslam said. “Leisure Pools’ decision to open a new facility and make it its North American corporate headquarters underlines Tennessee’s manufacturing strength and reinforces our goal of becoming the No 1. location in the southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee continues to prove its competitiveness in today’s global economy,” Hagerty said. “When a highly respected international company like Leisure Pools chooses to grow in our state, it’s another example of how our ideal location, top-notch workforce and strong business climate sets us apart. Leisure Pools is a welcome addition to Tennessee, and I appreciate their investment in Knox County.”

Haslam Announces Grant For Northeast State Community College

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 | 01:44 pm

Total award of $843,000 for community college’s advanced technology programs


BLOUNTVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant award of $843,000 for Northeast State Community College to fund needed equipment for advanced technology programs at the school.


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.

Haslam Announces Workforce Development Grant In Whiteville

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 02:50 pm

Grant of $126,549 for equipment at Tennessee College of Applied Technology


WHITEVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a workforce development grant of $126,549 for the Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville to enhance the machine tool program at the school’s extension campus in Brownsville.


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 9to5 Seating, Inc. to Relocate Manufacturing Operations to Union City

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 10:06 am

Office Seating Manufacturer to Invest $39.5 Million, Create 510 New Jobs

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with 9to5 Seating officials announced today the company will relocate its manufacturing operations to Union City, Tenn. The announcement represents an investment of $39.5 million and will create 510 new jobs over the next five years in Obion County.

Haslam Establishes Commisson For Judicial Appointments

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | 03:01 pm

Executive Order establishes commission to fill vacancies in Tennessee trial and appellate courts
 
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced he has issued Executive Order No. 34 establishing the Governor’s Commission for Judicial Appointments, a necessary step to sustain the judicial branch of government and its operations.
 
The new 17-member commission will send a panel of three nominees to the governor to make an appointment when a vacancy occurs or is impending. 

Haslam Announces Agreement To Open Great Smoky Mountains

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 03:56 pm

National park to open October 16 – 20


NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced an agreement to reopen the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) with all normal operations from Wednesday, October 16 through Sunday, October 20.


“The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park, and for the Smokies and the people around it, the month of October is the most important time of the year,” Haslam said. “I remain hopeful that an end to the federal government shutdown will come this week.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Great Lakes Cheese to Build First Southeast Manufacturing Facility in Middle Tennessee

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 | 01:02 pm

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Great Lakes Cheese officials announced today the company will open its first Southeast manufacturing facility at the Manchester Industrial Park in Manchester, Tenn. Great Lakes Cheese will invest $100 million and create over 200 new jobs in Coffee County.

“I want to thank Great Lakes Cheese for their valuable investment and welcome them to Tennessee,” Haslam said. “It speaks very highly of our state’s qualified and dedicated workforce when a company decides to expand here in Tennessee. I appreciate Great Lakes Cheese’s confidence in our state as they help us toward our goal of becoming the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”

“Tennessee’s ideal location, first-class infrastructure and unparalleled logistical advantages allows companies like Great Lakes Cheese to feel confident in their decision to open a new facility here that will yield a high return on investment,” Hagerty said. “I appreciate Great Lakes Cheese’s investment and look forward to their continued presence in Tennessee.” 

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. to Locate First US Manufacturing Facility in Montgomery County

Monday, October 14, 2013 | 02:00 pm

Top Global Tire Manufacturer to Invest $800 Million, Create 1,800 New Jobs in Clarksville

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with Hankook Tire Co., Ltd. officials announced today the company will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility at the Clarksville Corporate Business Park in Montgomery County. Hankook Tire, a worldwide manufacturer of superior quality and high performance radial tires, will invest $800 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and create 1,800 new jobs in Clarksville. The company is expected to break ground on the new plant by the end of 2014 and begin tire production by 2016.