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Tennessee has One Year of Historic Low Unemployment

 

Tennessee Unemployment Rate has remained at 3.5 percent or lower for 12 months and new job creation continues across Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Burns Phillips today released the statewide unemployment rate for June 2018 and it marked an entire year the jobless figure in Tennessee has been 3.5 percent or lower.

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June is 3.5 percent, which is unchanged from the May 2018 figure. In a year-to-year comparison, the June rate is 0.1 of a percentage point lower than it was in 2017.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bob Rolfe Announce MTD Products to Create 200 Jobs in Martin

 

Manufacturer to invest $10 million to expand production capabilities in Weakley County 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN -Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and MTD Consumer Group Inc officials announced today that the manufacturer will invest $10 million in its Martin operations over the next five years. 

MTD is Weakley County’s largest private employer and a leading global manufacturer and distributor of residential and commercial outdoor power equipment under brands such as Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt. The company plans to create 200 jobs in Weakley County as it adds production at the Martin facility. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Recognized Nationally for Effective Use of Data

 

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Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee was listed among five states that are leading the way in the use of data to create evidence-based results for citizens, in a report issued by the national nonprofit organization Results for America.

Tennessee joined Colorado, Oregon, Minnesota and Washington as states recognized for outstanding performance. The recognition was announced at an event in Washington hosted by the National Governors Association.

Results for America says Tennessee among five states leading on evidence-based performance

Results for America says Tennessee among five states leading on evidence-based performance

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam names Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan to State Committee

 

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Planning advisory panel deals with growth plans

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Tennessee Govenror Bill Haslam has appointed Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan to a four-year term on the Local Government Planning Advisory Committee.

The committee, which is part of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, reviews and approves county growth plans, which are required of all Tennessee counties except those with metropolitan governments.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner Candice McQueen Launch Tennessee Pathways

 

Tennessee Department of Education

New Drive to 55 Initiative will equip more high school students to transition into high-skilled jobs and postsecondary opportunities in Tennessee after graduation

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Commissioner of Education Candice McQueen today have unveiled Tennessee Pathways as a part of the Drive to 55, the governor’s initiative to increase the percentage of Tennesseans with postsecondary credentials to 55 percent by the year 2025.

Tennessee Pathways lays the foundation for the Drive to 55 by focusing on students in elementary, middle, and high school to further align K-12 education to opportunities after high school graduation – including industry needs and postsecondary expectations – so students gain the knowledge and experience to move seamlessly into college and the workforce.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Montgomery County receives Tennessee Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award

 

Montgomery County Government

Montgomery County Government TennesseeMontgomery County, TN — On Monday, July 9th 2018, Montgomery County was presented with the Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award (GESA) for their excellence in energy and renewable resources. Award winners were recognized at the awards ceremony for their achievements and positive impact on the state’s natural resources.

Montgomery County was recognized for their energy upgrades throughout County facilities.

(L to R) Tennessee Deputy Governor Jim Henry, County Chief of Staff Jeff Truitt, County Engineer Nick Powell, County Administrative Assistant Emily Mathews, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, CMC Green Certification Manager Carlye Sommers, County Facilities Manager Kenneth Gentry and TDEC Commissioner Shari Meghreblian.

(L to R) Tennessee Deputy Governor Jim Henry, County Chief of Staff Jeff Truitt, County Engineer Nick Powell, County Administrative Assistant Emily Mathews, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, CMC Green Certification Manager Carlye Sommers, County Facilities Manager Kenneth Gentry and TDEC Commissioner Shari Meghreblian.

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Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads Opens in July

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans Services

Tennessee Department of Veterans ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Under Secretary for Memorial Affairs Randy Reeves announced the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads will begin accepting online-pre registrations for burial beginning immediately. The cemetery will opened Friday, July 6th, 2018.

The 132-acre cemetery is located at 693 Wildersville Road and will serve more than 45,000 veterans and their families within 17 counties in West Tennessee.

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Governor Bill Haslam, Tennessee’s Education Innovation Recognized with Two Prestigious National Awards

 

The Education Commission of the States Recognizes Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the SAILS Program

Tennessee State GovernmentWashington, D.C. –  Tennessee was honored this week with two national awards for education innovation from the Education Commission of the States at its annual National Forum on Education Policy in Washington, D.C.

The 2018 James Bryant Conant Award was formally presented to Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Friday, June 29th. The 2018 Frank Newman Award for State Innovation was awarded to Tennessee for the Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) program, which helps high school students become college-ready in math and avoid remediation.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs TN Together Legislation

 

Laws Fight the Opioid Epidemic through Prevention, Treatment and Law Enforcement

Tennessee State GovernmentMaryville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today signed legislation to support TN Together, the governor’s aggressive and comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis in Tennessee through three key areas – prevention, treatment and law enforcement.

“This legislation is a major step in helping fight this epidemic by limiting the supply of opioids and providing resources to provide treatment for those addicted,” Haslam said in a ceremonial bill signing at the Blount Memorial Hospital.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Appoints David Rausch as Director of TBI

 

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation

Tennessee Bureau of InvestigationNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of David B. Rausch as director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI).

Rausch, 55, has served as chief of police for the Knoxville Police Department (KPD) since 2011, overseeing an agency of more than 500 employees, including some 400 sworn police officers. Rausch joined the KPD in 1993 and rose through the ranks, serving in several different roles, including as deputy chief and a member of the special operations squad. Throughout his 25 years with the KPD, Rausch has focused on community policing and building relationships with local, state and federal agencies.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director David B. Rausch.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation director David B. Rausch.

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