Topic: Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board
Clarksville, TN – Theannounces upcoming events during the month of May.
On May 3rd at 11:00am, the Chamber, along with the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board, will be hosting the annual Industry Appreciation Lunch at the Beachaven Winery, 1100 Dunlop Lane.
This free lunch is the Chamber’s way of saying thank you to all those who are part of the Clarksville-Montgomery County local workforce. For more information, contact Emily Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. «Read the rest of this article»
Akebono Brake Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo, Japan-based Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., a global provider of advanced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking solutions to the world’s automotive industry, announced on January 9, 2013 that it will be moving forward on an $82 million expansion of its Clarksville, TN location. This will also mean approximately 94 additional jobs to the community. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Aspire Clarksville Foundation is pleased to announce Katherine Cannata as the Chair of the Board for the 2012-2013 term.
“I am looking forward to serving as Chairperson this year and representing the investors who have helped make the work of the Economic Development Council and its partners possible,” said Cannata. “Over the next year, the Foundation Board will work to ensure that investments continue to enhance the economic landscape of Clarksville-Montgomery County.”
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) is pleased to announce Kay Drew as the Chairman of the Board for the 2012-2013 term.
“I am looking forward to my year as Chairman of the IDB,” said Drew. “The work we do with local business and community leaders helps to make our community a better, more prosperous place.”
Clarksville, TN – In early June, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC) hosted a two-day ‘Red Carpet Community Tour’ event for site selection consultants and brokers to gain first-hand knowledge of the assets that Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area have to offer.
“The annual Red Carpet event is an excellent opportunity for the team at the EDC to engage consultants and brokers who may not be familiar with the available resources in our community,” said Clarksville-Montgomery County EDC President and CEO, James Chavez. “It also serves as a unique way to say thank you by including our partners who make the work of the EDC possible.” «Read the rest of this article»
Operations to Begin October 29th
Clarksville, TN – The Medford, Massachusetts based company, Agero, a global leader in driver assistance services and vehicle connectivity innovation, announced today that they have selected Clarksville, Tennessee as the next site for its sixth North American driver assistance call and data response center.
“I am excited to welcome Agero to our state and look forward to watching the company grow in Tennessee,” Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said. “In creating our economic development strategies last year, we found Tennessee held a unique advantage in the ‘business services’ cluster, which includes call centers, and this announcement exemplifies a promising future for our state’s economic growth.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board will be hosting a “Get To Know Agero” event in Clarksville at the Hilton Garden Inn, 290 Alfred Thun Road (off exit 4 on I-24) on January 17th-18th, from 8:00am – 6:00pm.
When Hemlock Semi-Conductor company decided to invest over two billion dollars in Clarksville/Montgomery County to build a new facility, the President and CEO of the Economic Development Council, James Chavez, was a major player. He led a team of recruiters and staff to land the single most important economic partner this community has ever had. Mayor Carolyn Bowers, though, feels Chavez needs to get back to work, “not rest on your laurels” and run the Economic Development Council “as it was originally created.”
Tension in recent weeks has been running high as rumor and unfounded claims about behavior have dominated the discussion. Mayor Bowers was interviewed on Wjzm’s “Clarksville in Review” and talked at length about the situation.
You can hear the entire interview here: Clarksville In Review 12/17/11
Questions still remain over recent concerns about “conflict of interest” within city and county government. As I was first to report in a Conflict of interest questions still unanswered in county government, the question first arose with local architect Jerry Clark who at the time was a board member of the Regional Airport Authority.exclusive,
In a meeting with County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, City Mayor Kim McMillan, and Montgomery County Accounts and Budgets Director Erinne Hester, Clark was informed that due to the County Purchasing Act of 1957, there could be a potential conflict of interest of him serving on that board, and his firm, Clark and Associates, doing business with the county.
It basically states that anyone doing business with the county, could not serve on any boards or commissions, and while there has been opinions rendered on both sides of the law, Jerry Clark chose to resign from the Airport Authority to prevent any conflct, and the county chose to take the other position.
“Hmmmm.” «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Amid the troubled national economy, Clarksville-Montgomery County has been fortunate to have continued economic growth, as was seen in the latest release of local sales and lodging tax receipts.
James Chavez, President and CEO of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council (EDC), recently shared data to the investors of the Aspire Foundation that showed the ripple effect of the community’s comprehensive approach to economic development. «Read the rest of this article»
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