Topic: Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked 19th in the nation for fastest job growth. A report released today from 24/7 Wall Street, a Delaware-based financial news company, studied employment and job growth from October 2015 to October 2016 for 387 metro areas and announced the top 25 U.S. cities.
The Clarksville MSA added more than 4,700 jobs, an increase of 4.61%, with total jobs at 106,811 in October 2016.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam appoints Eight to serve on Austin Peay State University Board of Trustees
APSU to Have Increased Autonomy with Local Governing Board
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has appointed eight individuals to the newly created institutional governing board at Austin Peay State University.
The purpose of the appointments is to give the University increased autonomy to support student success as the state continues its Drive to 55 Initiative. Austin Peay State University’s governing board is one of six to be appointed by the governor, a result of the governor’s FOCUS Act passed by the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this year.
Clarksville, TN – Estimates released yesterday from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey show Clarksville’s population at 149,120. Just shy of the 150,000 mark, this growth reflects an 11.6% increase over the past five years.
In the same report, Montgomery County population is growing quickly toward a population of 200,000, with a 2015 estimate of 193,479, which is also up 11.6% from 2010. The number of households in the county increased to 70,494, up 7.7% over 2014.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) will host its fifth annual growth summit on Thursday, August 25th at the Riverview Inn.
This half-day public event and will feature recognized leaders in economic development who will address topics such as global and local economies, strategic planning for the future, technology, entrepreneurialism and what drives business decisions.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce recognized five award winners at its 2016 Annual Membership Dinner and Gala on Thursday, June 23rd. Chamber Chairman Tommy Bates and Membership Chairman Brandi Bryant presented the following awards.
Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Gas and Water has released its latest Annual Drinking Water Quality Report and is proud to announce that your drinking water is safe and meets or exceeds all federal and state drinking water standards!
The report, also known as the “Consumer Confidence Report” (CCR), allows water consumers to see the results of the mandated testing that the Clarksville water system has performed to monitor water quality and to prevent health risks over the last calendar year, January 1st, 2015 to December 31st, 2015.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) hosted its sixth annual “Red Carpet Community Tour” for site selection and economic development consultants.
The event, scheduled around the Nashville-based CMT Awards Show, is an excellent opportunity for attendees to gain first-hand knowledge of the assets that Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area have to offer.
Economic Development Council Taps Michelle Dickerson to Lead Marketing & Communications Efforts
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) announces the hiring of Michelle Dickerson as Marketing and Communications Director.
In this role, she will manage the marketing, public relations, advertising and communications efforts of the Economic Development Council and its member entites, the Industrial Development Board, Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council releases statement on Hemlock Semiconductor Clarksville Plant shutdown
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) was notified today that Hemlock Semiconductor, L.L.C. (HSC) will be terminating indefinitely the startup of the Clarksville facility due to unresolved issues in the alternative energy sector.
The shutdown of the plant will be a great loss for the community. The EDC is disappointed by this unexpected news and recognizes that this sector has been troubled and negatively affected on a global level by the U.S. and Chinese governments inability to settle trade agreements.
Clarksville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced on Thursday that the North Tennessee Workforce Board will receive $992,037 as part of the Labor Education Alignment Program (LEAP) competition.
LEAP is a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennessee residents to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school that is aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. It is also part of the Governor’s Drive to 55 initiative to equip 55 percent of Tennesseans with a college degree or certificate by 2025.
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