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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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Tennessee Department of Education Receives Grant for Creating Career and Technical Educator Pipelines

 

Tennessee Department of EducationNashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Education Commissioner Candice McQueen announced today that Tennessee was one of five awardees to receive a grant for just under $900,000 from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of career, technical, and adult education to support career and technical education (CTE) teacher pipelines.

The funding will support the department’s Experienced Professionals in the Classroom (EPIC) project that seeks to improve recruitment, preparation, and retention of effective CTE educators.

U.S. Department of Education gives Tennessee Department of Education a grant to support Experienced Professionals in the Classroom (EPIC) project.

U.S. Department of Education gives Tennessee Department of Education a grant to support Experienced Professionals in the Classroom (EPIC) project.

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Haslam, Barnes Announce Plans To Reform Welfare Programs to Encourage Self-Sufficiency And Program Integrity

 

SNAP Work Requirements to be Reestablished in 70 Counties beginning February 1st, Proposed Legislation Will Incentivize Work and Help Families Avoid “Fiscal Cliff”

Tennessee Department of Human ServicesNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Human Services (DHS) Commissioner Danielle W. Barnes today announced plans to reinstate the federal work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that was waived in 2008 during the economic recession.

With the state’s record low unemployment rates and significant job growth, the waiver is no longer needed across most of the state – but will remain in place in 16 counties designated as economically distressed. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.

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Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett Endorses Randy Boyd for Governor

 

Randy Boyd for GovernorClarksville, TN – Randy Boyd has announced that Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett has endorsed and is working in support of his Republican campaign for Governor. Mayor Durrett is the first County Mayor from Middle Tennessee to endorse Boyd. He joins nearly two dozen East Tennessee County Mayors who endorsed Boyd last month.

“As Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, there were no better local partners than those in Clarksville and Montgomery County,” Boyd said. “And their success is a direct result of their great team and strong leadership, starting with Mayor Jim Durrett. I am honored to have his help and support in my campaign for Governor.”

Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd

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