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Austin Peay State University, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System partner to offer Japanese and Korean languages

 

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System launched a major partnership today (August 2nd) to become the state’s first public education institutions to offer both Japanese and Korean language courses to students.

The new classes, funded by grants from The Japan Foundation and the ALLEX Foundation, were developed to better serve the Japanese- and Korean-owned businesses investing in this region.

Austin Peay State University (APSU) President Alisa White and Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) Director of Schools Millard House announce a new partnership to provide Japanese and Korean.

Austin Peay State University (APSU) President Alisa White and Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) Director of Schools Millard House announce a new partnership to provide Japanese and Korean.

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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 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 Department of Economic and Community Development Announces Seven Counties to Participate in New Round of Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) announced today the counties chosen to participate in the latest round of the Select Tennessee Property Evaluation Program (PEP).

The counties selected in this round of PEP include Anderson County, Benton County, Cheatham County, Hardin County, Henry County, Marshall County and Washington County.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bob Rolfe Announce 66 Community Development Block Grants

 

Grants and investments to assist communities with local infrastructure and safety

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Govember Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved nearly $25.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which assist communities with infrastructure improvements, health and safety initiatives and façade improvements in downtown commercial districts.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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APSU’s Amanda Walker appointed to Tennessee Regional Planning Commission

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Amanda Walker, director of career services at Austin Peay State University, was recently appointed to the State of Tennessee Regional Planning Commission for the Clarksville-Montgomery County Region.

Walker was nominated by Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan and was confirmed by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Office.

Amanda Walker, APSU Director of Career Services.

Amanda Walker, APSU Director of Career Services.

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Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan testifies in support of LG Electronics Inc

 

Hearing sets stage for potential sanctions in trade dispute

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan testified Wednesday to the Office of the United States Trade Representative in support of LG Electronics Inc., a South Korean manufacturer that broke ground in August 2017 on a $250 million appliance plant in Clarksville.

“I respectfully ask the Trump Administration not to impose any measures that will interfere with the expedited implementation of LG’s investment in Tennessee,” Mayor McMillan told trade commissioners.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

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Randy Boyd Releases Tax Returns

 

Took No State Salary and Paid His Own Expenses as ECD Commissioner

Randy Boyd for GovernorKnoxville, TN – During his two years of public service as commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd returned his state salary back to the state and personally paid for all of his own travel and other official expenses – including any use of state aircraft and all other expenses while recruiting businesses to Tennessee from around the world.

These and other details emerge from Boyd’s voluntary release of his federal and state income tax information for tax years 2015 and 2016 – the two years he worked for the state for free.

Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd

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New liaison to help Austin Peay State University connect with Tennessee’s Japanese-owned companies

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Earlier this year, Yoshio Koyama, a retired businessman from Japan, set up his new office in Austin Peay State University’s Harned Hall. During the semester, he’s taught a few language and culture classes, but Koyama isn’t a college professor.

Retired businessman Yoshio Koyama is a liaison provided by The Japan Foundation to help forge relationships between APSU and Japanese businesses.

Retired businessman Yoshio Koyama is a liaison provided by The Japan Foundation to help forge relationships between APSU and Japanese businesses.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Recognizes Six Tennessee Veterans

 

Six Military Veteran State Employees Honored for Exemplary Service

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam joined Tennessee Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder and Major General Terry “Max” Haston from the Tennessee Military Department to recognize six veteran state employees and more than 474,000 Tennessee veterans of all ages and eras. 

The Governor’s Veterans Day event was held at the Tennessee Tower Plaza in downtown Nashville.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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