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Tennessee Ranks Number One in Nation for Foreign Direct Investment Job Creation in 2015

 

Tennessee Department of Commerce and InsuranceNashville, TN – Tennessee was ranked the top state in the nation for job creation resulting from foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2015, according to the recently released 2016 IBM Global Location Trends report.

The annual report from the IBM Institute for Business Value measured the number of jobs created or committed by foreign-owned companies in each state during the 2015 calendar year.

Second time in three years Tennessee tops IBM Global Location Trends report.

Second time in three years Tennessee tops IBM Global Location Trends report.

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Tennessee is Top State in United States for Advanced Industry Job Growth according to Brookings Institution Report

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee ranks No. 1 among U.S. states for advanced industry job growth since 2013, the Brookings Institution found in a newly released report.

From 2013 to 2015, Tennessee’s advanced industry jobs increased by an average of 4.6 percent annually, according to Brookings, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank. With the highest percentage growth rate among U.S. states, Tennessee outpaced the national average of 2.46 percent annual advanced industry job growth.

Tennessee’s Advanced Industry Jobs grew 4.6% annually from 2013 to 2015.

Tennessee’s Advanced Industry Jobs grew 4.6% annually from 2013 to 2015.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce Lowe’s to Locate New Direct Fulfillment Center in Robertson County

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd joined Lowe’s in announcing the company will locate a new direct fulfillment center in Robertson County.

The home improvement company expects to invest approximately $100 million and create up to 600 jobs in Coopertown, northwest of Nashville.

Home improvement company expected to create approximately 600 jobs

Home improvement company expected to create approximately 600 jobs

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board Receives $212,000 from State for Business Park Development

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development BoardClarksville, TN – State of Tennessee Economic and Community Development (ECD) Commissioner Randy Boyd visited Clarksville Tuesday morning, June 28th to present the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) a check for a little more than $212,000.

The site development grant was awarded to select communities across Tennessee to prepare economic development sites for market.

(L-R): Industrial Development Board Director Mike Evans, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic & Community Development Randy Boyd, Industrial Development Board Incoming Chairman Billy Atkins, Industrial Development Board Director of Economic Development Robin Burton, and Industrial Development Board Members Joyce Norris, David Riggins and Carl Wilson.

(L-R): Industrial Development Board Director Mike Evans, Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett, Tennessee Commissioner of Economic & Community Development Randy Boyd, Industrial Development Board Incoming Chairman Billy Atkins, Industrial Development Board Director of Economic Development Robin Burton, and Industrial Development Board Members Joyce Norris, David Riggins and Carl Wilson.

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TNECD Announces Communities Selected to Participate in Tennessee Downtowns Program

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has announced that 12 Tennessee communities have been selected to participate in the fifth round of the Tennessee Downtowns program.

The communities selected include Ashland City, Crossville, Dickson, Gainesboro, Hohenwald, Humboldt, Lenoir City, Livingston, Lynchburg, Manchester, Wartburg and Woodbury.

Twelve communities chosen to take part in fifth round of downtown revitalization program.

Twelve communities chosen to take part in fifth round of downtown revitalization program.

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Corporate Business Park to receive $212,264 grant

 

Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce 15 Communities to Receive Site Development Grants

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd have announced that 15 communities will receive $5.7 million in Site Development Grants to prepare economic development sites for market.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Development Fund announced by Haslam and Boyd last October.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Bavarian Polymers Expanding In Dickson Tennessee

 

Extrusion profile manufacturer to create 27 jobs

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Bavarian Polymers officials announced today the company will invest $2.7 million to expand operations at its Dickson Facility.

The door and window extrusion profile manufacturer will create 27 new jobs in Dickson County.

Bavarian Polymers in Dickson Tennessee

Bavarian Polymers in Dickson Tennessee

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Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development announces Statewide Broadband Assessment

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced Tuesday the launch of a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee.

The survey of businesses and households begins today and continues through March 15th. Businesses and residents may take the online assessment at www.tn.gov/broadband

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is conducting statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee.

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is conducting statewide assessment of broadband access and usage in Tennessee.

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Google to Locate New Data Center in Clarksville at former Hemlock Semiconductor Site

 

Google to invest $600 million in eighth US data center located in Clarksville Tennessee

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Google officials announced Tuesday that the company has acquired the former Hemlock Semiconductor site in Clarksville, TN which it will work to transform into a data center.

Google plans to invest $600 million in the project – the company’s eighth U.S. data center and 15th globally – and create 70 new jobs.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Randy Boyd Announce Creation of Rural Development Task Force

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd have announced the creation of a Rural Development Task Force that will bring resources together from a wide range of organizations to advance rural communities and economic development throughout Tennessee.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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