Topic: Hemlock Semiconductor
Clarksville, TN - Tennessee Job Seekers a statewide jobs-growth initiative designed to connect unemployed Tennesseans through social media was launched today by Tennessee State Senator Mark Green.
The program calls on the state and local communities to lend support, experience and resources to those either recently laid off or Tennesseans that are unemployed or under employed.
Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan speaks about her Economic Development and Cultural Exchange trip to Saudi Arabia
Clarksville, TN – A few weeks ago, I was extremely honored to be asked to represent Clarksville on an economic development and cultural exchange trip to Saudi Arabia. The trip was organized by the U.S. Conference of Mayors and was fully funded by the Saudi Arabian government.
It was not funded by the taxpayers in any way. This is the fifth year that select U.S. mayors have been invited to Saudi Arabia. I was so pleased that Clarksville was selected as one of the represented cities because I believe it shows that our reputation as a growing and vibrant city is being recognized around the country and now around the world. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville Montgomery County School System Teachers receive $20,000 Grant from Dow Corning Foundation
Clarksville, TN – The Dow Corning Foundation has approved a $20,000 grant to Clarksville-Montgomery County School System to fund the Teacher Extern Program, started this summer with 10 local industries, including Hemlock Semiconductor Group’s Clarksville site.
The program partners math and science teachers from CMCSS with engineers and industry professionals to better understand real life application of the subject they teach.
The National Association of Home Builders recently released an index of housing markets that are on the rise.
Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) recently unveiled an index that tracks housing markets on the mend, the NAHB/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI). The IMI is intended to draw attention to the fact that housing markets are local and that there are metropolitan areas where economic recovery is underway.
The index measures three readily available monthly data series that are independently collected and are indicative of improving economic health. The three are employment, house prices and single family housing permit growth.
Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport Authority held a grand opening for the new 16,000 ft.² terminal building at Outlaw Field on Monday, July 9th, 2012. City, county and state leaders were in attendance as the new airport manager John Patterson led the ceremony that opened the newly constructed terminal building to the public.
The building is very modern but has an elegant décor, a large number of windows and high ceilings make the terminal airy with great lighting. A absolutely gorgeous Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing airplane dominates the ceiling on the second floor. There are two conference rooms one which seats 10 people, and another which can seat over 100; both feature top-of-the-line telecommunications technology. These rooms can be used for meetings and parties, complete with catering services. There are also four commercial spaces intended for lease.
“I would like to encourage the community groups, schools, and churches to come outa and take tours of their airport,” said Patterson.
Nashville, TN – The State of Tennessee entered the capital markets and sold $546,655,000 worth of bonds this week – the largest sale in the state’s history. Demand for the state’s bonds was high among investors, a reflection of the state’s strong credit ratings.
Earlier this month, Fitch and Moody’s Investor Services, two of the country’s major bond rating agencies, reaffirmed the state’s AAA credit rating, which is the highest available. Standard and Poor’s, the third major rating agency, reaffirmed the state’s AA+ rating, which is the second highest rating available. The state’s high ratings reflect its debt level, which is one of the lowest in the country. «Read the rest of this article»
This new program links Vol State students with APSU to create a seamless transition from Vol State into the chemical engineering technology (ChET) program at APSU. The two-year program awards the Associated of Applied Science credential. «Read the rest of this article»
Thousands of Tennessee Businesses Participate in Green Industry Research
Nashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development is celebrating Earth Day 2011 with preliminary results of Tennessee’s Green Jobs Report, an account of data gathered in a survey of more than 6,000 Tennessee businesses. The survey identifies occupations and training requirements within Tennessee’s green economy.
Nashville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is among a handful of local people who made the Nashville Post’s “In Charge” list of Middle Tennessee’s business and political “power brokers.”
This is the second year the prominent Music City business publication has recognized those in the Nashville area who have “the ability to use a position to create opportunity for others … in business, government or on broader civic issues,” according to the magazine’s March/April issue. The list was broken into various categories such as Banking & Finance, Education, and Government/Politics, in addition to Media, Music, Sports and Technology. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Governor Bill Haslam visited Austin Peay State University today for the first time as governor, after meeting with community leaders at Montgomery County’s Civic Hall for a roundtable discussion.
While on APSU’s main campus Haslam took a brief tour of the Hemlock Semiconductor Building along with APSU President Tim Hall, Provost Dr. Tristan Denley and Dr. Chester Little, director of the chemical engineering technology program.
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