Tennessee State Government and Public Real Estate News

The goal of this new tool is to improve the inventory of industrial sites and buildings in Tennessee by evaluating potential properties and advising counties on where investment may be most beneficial and what steps may be needed to address issues.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Proper Polymers officials announced today the company will invest $13.1 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Pulaski.
The efforts of the City's public works experts touch nearly every aspect of life within Knoxville, through the wide range of services offered by the Public Service, Fleet Services, Parks and Recreation, Engineering and Building Inspections departments.
The new Regional Development Priority (RDP) policy will make it easier for rural communities to access resources to invest in long-term community development efforts by giving priority to applications for Rural Development programs that include regional partnerships and strategies.
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development, said approval of appropriations legislation today by the subcommittee shows that there is bipartisan support for “energy research, waterways and national security.” The legislation is one of the first two appropriations bills ready to be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee this year
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Cummins, Inc. officials announced today the company will invest $6.7 million to expand its current parts and distribution center in Memphis, creating 70 new jobs for Shelby County.
The goal is not more windmills. The law says that the goal is low-cost electricity. TVA is building emission-free nuclear plants and low-emission gas plants. It is putting pollution control equipment on its coal plants. Our air is demonstrably cleaner. What is the excuse for joining states that are raising their electric rates by using more unreliable, renewable power? If we want more good jobs and higher family incomes, TVA should stick to its mission of low rates and not be tempted to pursue the energy fad of the moment.”
Elected officials and community leaders joined representatives from government agencies and LHP last week to dedicate a multi-million dollar renovation of Mountain View Apartments in Bristol, Tenn.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Community Health Systems Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Wayne T. Smith announced today that CHS will invest $66 million to expand its current operations in Tennessee by constructing a new Shared Services Center in Nashville.
Knoxville's Appalachian Mountain Bike Club's project to build a world-class bike trail in the Urban Wilderness is a finalist in the Eastern Region of the Bell Helmets Trail Building Grant program. The winner will be determined by online voting that starts on Monday, May 11, 2015.
Corker Looks Forward to Successful Markup of Housing Finance Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 31, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, issued the following statement today after Chairman Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) announced the committee will markup the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act (S.1217), a bipartisan bill introduced last year by Corker and Senator Mark Warner (D-Va.) and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 10 senators, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 10:00 A.M. more »

 
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