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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Bob Rolfe announce Mohawk Industries to Expand Operations in Dickson

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – After attaining a significant production milestone and opening a new customer experience center within its state-of-the-art ceramic tile manufacturing plant in Dickson earlier in 2017, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Mohawk Industries have announced that the world’s leading flooring manufacturer will expand manufacturing operations in Tennessee.

Mohawk will add a second plant near its recently built Dickson tile factory.

Mohawk Industries to create 245 new jobs in Dickson Tennessee.

Mohawk Industries to create 245 new jobs in Dickson Tennessee.

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2017 Tennessee Legislative First Session Final Report – Part 10

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – The first session of the 110th Tennessee General Assembly adjourned on May 10th, 2017, after passing major legislation that will benefit Tennesseans for generations to come. This is Part 10 of a 12 Part report.

This includes a measure making Tennessee the first state in the nation to offer all adults without a degree tuition-free access to community college; a new law rebuilding a safe and reliable transportation network, while reallocating revenues to maximize taxpayers’ return on that investment; and a bill which provides a responsible path to improve access to broadband through investment, deregulation, and education. 

Action in the General Assembly also included passage of a balanced budget which takes on no new debt, as well as legislation protecting the elderly, enhancing the state’s robust job growth, cracking down on crime, and boosting efforts as the fastest improving state in the nation in K-12 student achievement.  Following is a report on key legislation passed this year.

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

Tennessee State Representative Curtis Johnson

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Austin Peay State University Spring Commencement speaker to be TBR vice chair Emily Reynolds

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Vice chair of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Emily Reynolds will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th in the University’s Dunn Center.

Reynolds has had an extensive career in public service and politics, having served under two U.S. senators from Tennessee—Senator Howard Baker and Senator Bill Frist. Both men also served as majority leader of the U.S. Senate.

Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair, to deliver Keynote address at Austin Peay State University's 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th.

Emily Reynolds, TBR vice chair, to deliver Keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s 88th Spring Commencement on May 5th.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces LG Electronics to build new plant in Montgomery County

 

Written by Curtis Johnson
Tennessee State Representative

Tennessee State Representative - District 68Nashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, the Department of Economic and Community Development and LG Electronics Inc. officials announced the company will build a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Clarksville. The global manufacturer, with headquarters in South Korea, is a leader in appliances, electronics and mobile devices.

LG will invest $250 million in the facility, creating at least 600 new jobs in Montgomery County. The Clarksville facility will be LG’s first washing machine manufacturing operation in the United States. LG’s new Tennessee facility is expected to be the world’s most advanced production plant for washing machines.

Representative Curtis Johnson, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and LG Electronics Inc. officials.

Representative Curtis Johnson, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and LG Electronics Inc. officials.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, TNECD Announce LG Electronics to Locate New U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Montgomery County

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam, the Department of Economic and Community Development and LG Electronics Inc. officials today announced the company will build a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Clarksville.

The global manufacturer, with headquarters in South Korea, is a leader in appliances, electronics and mobile devices. LG will invest $250 million in the facility, creating at least 600 new jobs in Montgomery County. 

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces LG facility to be built in Montgomery County.

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announces LG facility to be built in Montgomery County.

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Retired APSU professor Scott publishes update to landmark guide of Land Between the Lakes reptile, amphibian life

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the mid-1960s, Austin Peay State University professor of biology Dr. David Snyder began work on a monumental task.

Commissioned by the Tennessee Valley Authority to conduct an inventory of the herpetofauna, or reptiles and amphibians, of the newly established Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Snyder and a small team of researchers and students set about cataloguing the various species contained within the 170,000-acre plot of land crossing the Tennessee and Kentucky border.

Retired Austin Peay professor Dr. Floyd Scott with the book “Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes.”

Retired Austin Peay professor Dr. Floyd Scott with the book “Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes.”

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CDE Lightband’s bond rating is strong, stable

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband’s bond rating remains strong and stable, a leading ratings agency says.

S&P Global Ratings, an arm of Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC, has affirmed its “AA-“ long-term rating on CDE’s outstanding electric system revenue bonds.

The rating reflects the agency’s view of the general creditworthiness of the city’s electric system.

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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 Hosts Successful Red Carpet Community Tour Event

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board (IDB) hosted its sixth annual “Red Carpet Community Tour” for site selection and economic development consultants.

The event, scheduled around the Nashville-based CMT Awards Show, is an excellent opportunity for attendees to gain first-hand knowledge of the assets that Clarksville-Montgomery County and the surrounding area have to offer.

Clarksville-Montgomery County annual Red Carpet Community Tour Event

Clarksville-Montgomery County annual Red Carpet Community Tour Event

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CDE Lightband and TVA Partner to Support Kenwood High School’s STEM Academy

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband is proud to partner again with Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to sponsor the STEM Academy at Kenwood High School.

This long standing partnership has allowed the students many opportunities that otherwise would not have been possible.

Kenwood High School Robotics Team

Kenwood High School Robotics Team

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