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State of Tennessee Completes Record Bond Sale

 

The Seal of the State of TennesseeNashville, TN – The State of Tennessee entered the capital markets and sold $546,655,000 worth of bonds this week – the largest sale in the state’s history. Demand for the state’s bonds was high among investors, a reflection of the state’s strong credit ratings.

Earlier this month, Fitch and Moody’s Investor Services, two of the country’s major bond rating agencies, reaffirmed the state’s AAA credit rating, which is the highest available. Standard and Poor’s, the third major rating agency, reaffirmed the state’s AA+ rating, which is the second highest rating available.  The state’s high ratings reflect its debt level, which is one of the lowest in the country. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU, Vol State offering new 1+1 agreement in chemical engineering technology

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College are partnering to offer a new transfer degree program, the Chemical Engineering Technology 1+1 Agreement.

This new program links Vol State students with APSU to create a seamless transition from Vol State into the chemical engineering technology (ChET) program at APSU. The two-year program awards the Associated of Applied Science credential. «Read the rest of this article»

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APSU to award new chemical engineering tech degree to 50-plus candidates

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – During Spring Commencement on May 6th, Austin Peay State University will graduate the first class of students to receive the new Associate of Applied Science in chemical engineering technology.

A total of 53 students will receive the degree, launched for the first time in Fall 2009. The degree program is housed in the APSU College of Science and Mathematics, which will send off its candidates at 10:00am, Friday, May 6th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Green Jobs Survey Identifies Job Opportunities

 

Thousands of Tennessee Businesses Participate in Green Industry Research

Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development is celebrating Earth Day 2011 with preliminary results of Tennessee’s Green Jobs Report, an account of data gathered in a survey of more than 6,000 Tennessee businesses. The survey identifies occupations and training requirements within Tennessee’s green economy.

Green Job Activities Statewide

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Tennessee Governor Haslam tours APSU’s Hemlock Building

 

Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Governor Bill Haslam visited Austin Peay State University today for the first time as governor, after meeting with community leaders at Montgomery County’s Civic Hall for a roundtable discussion.

While on APSU’s main campus Haslam took a brief tour of the Hemlock Semiconductor Building along with APSU President Tim Hall, Provost Dr. Tristan Denley and Dr. Chester Little, director of the chemical engineering technology program.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (second from left) talks with APSU leaders Dr. Chester Little, President Tim Hall and Provost Dr. Tristan Denley on Monday, March 21st in APSU’s Hemlock Semiconductor Building. (Photo by Bill Persinger, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (second from left) talks with APSU leaders Dr. Chester Little, President Tim Hall and Provost Dr. Tristan Denley on Monday, March 21st in APSU’s Hemlock Semiconductor Building. (Photo by Bill Persinger, APSU Public Relations and Marketing)

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Tennessee welcomes solar jobs Texas snubs, say Senate Democrats

 

Volunteer State and Bredesen have the foresight to grab clean-energy opportunities

Democratic Party NASHVILLE – Texas may be willing to turn down the jobs that come with solar energy, but Tennessee is more than happy to welcome this 21st century industry and the economic benefits that go with it, members of the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus said Monday.

“Governor Bredesen has sent a strong message: Tennessee is ready, willing and able to be a center for the solar-energy industry,” Senator Lowe Finney of Jackson said. “With our Volunteer State Solar Initiative, West Tennessee will have the top solar energy-generating facility in the region.

“More than 600 Tennesseans will be hired to build the solar farm facility, and others will be hired to operate it.”

The story is altogether different in Texas, where legislators did an about-face over the weekend, voting down millions in incentives to draw solar investment to the state.   «Read the rest of this article»

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