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Lamar Alexander announces $6 Million for 50-75 Miles of Mountain Bike Trails in Cocke County

 

U.S. SenateHartford, TN – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today said a $6 million federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to construct 50-75 miles of mountain bike trails in Cocke County will help encourage more people that visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to come through Cocke County.

“This is a huge investment from ARC. Cocke County is one of the most economically distressed counties in Tennessee and this investment will help increase the tourism industry in Cocke County by bringing more of the 12 million visitors who come to Smokies each year and the 3 million visitors who come to the Cherokee National Forest each year to the area,” Senator Alexander said.

Senator Lamar Alexander joined Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Cocke County Mayor Crystal Ottinger, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-chair Tim Thomas, Tennessee Department of Tourism Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe in Cocke County for today’s announcement by the ARC.

Senator Lamar Alexander joined Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Cocke County Mayor Crystal Ottinger, Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-chair Tim Thomas, Tennessee Department of Tourism Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe in Cocke County for today’s announcement by the ARC.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee creates Commission to Address Asian Carp

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – On Saturday, September 26th, 2020 Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed Executive Order No. 62 establishing the Asian Carp Advisory Commission to study and provide advice regarding the best methods for mitigating the invasion of Asian carp into the state’s lakes and river systems.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announces $61 Million in Emergency Broadband Grants

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Financial Stimulus Accountability Group today announced $61 million will be awarded in Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund grants to improve access to broadband internet across the state.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Bob Rolfe announce Agero, Inc. in Clarksville to Expand, Create 900 Jobs

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe today, Tuesday, June 20th, 2020 announced that Agero, Inc. plans to invest $2 million in capital to expand its operations in Clarksville and create 900 jobs by 2025.

To support this growth, Agero has expanded its Clarksville operations by nearly 14,000 square feet.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Montgomery County Industrial Development Board Receives ThreeStar Site Development Grant

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development BoardClarksville, TN – The Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board is pleased to announce it has received a ThreeStar, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD), Site Development Grant in the sum of $230,000.

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30,000 Tennessee Students to Receive Free Books Over the Summer

 

Governor’s Early Literacy FoundationNashville, TN – Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation (GELF) announces its K-3rd Grade Summer Reading pilot to provide 30,000 students in Tennessee with six books, piloting a Summer Collection from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, at no cost to families or school districts.

This summer, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation will provide 30,000 K-3rd Grade students in Tennessee with books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Summer Collection, at no cost to families or school districts

This summer, Governor’s Early Literacy Foundation will provide 30,000 K-3rd Grade students in Tennessee with books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Summer Collection, at no cost to families or school districts

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee creates Economic Recovery Group to Reboot Tennessee Economy

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Today, Thursday, April 16th, 2020, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee established the Economic Recovery Group, a joint effort between state departments, members of the legislature and leaders from the private sector to build guidance to safely reboot Tennessee’s economy.

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee

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Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Commissioner Bob Rolfe Announce Nearly $20 Million in Broadband Accessibility Grants

 

Tennessee State GovernmentNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe have announced $19.7 million in broadband accessibility grants that will expand service to support 31,000 unserved Tennesseans in nearly 12,700 households and businesses.

$19.7 million will fund 17 Broadband Grants serving 31,000 Tennesseans across 21 counties

$19.7 million will fund 17 Broadband Grants serving 31,000 Tennesseans across 21 counties

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Tennessee’s Broadband Initiatives Featured in New Pew Broadband Report

 

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community DevelopmentNashville, TN – Tennessee’s broadband initiatives are highlighted in a new report released today by the Pew Charitable Trusts.

The report, ‘How States are Expanding Broadband Access,’ features best practices from nine states that are developing leading broadband programs to address critical connectivity gaps in their communities.

 Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s broadband accessibility grant program.

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s broadband accessibility grant program.

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Montgomery County Receives Governor’s ThreeStar Award

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development CouncilClarksville, TN – At the 2019 Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development held late October in Nashville, Governor Bill Lee and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (TNECD) presented the annual ThreeStar awards to 59 counties in Tennessee, to include Montgomery County.

ThreeStar program in Montgomery County receives Award.

ThreeStar program in Montgomery County receives Award.

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