• Six Additional Counties Eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

    Thursday, May 05, 2011 | 11:23am
    Benefit Claims Must Be Filed Within 30 Days

    NASHVILLE –
    The Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development announced today Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) unemployment benefits are now available for workers in Bledsoe, Cocke, Johnson, McMinn, Monroe and Rhea counties as a direct result of severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and associated flooding for the incident period of April 25, 2011, to April 28, 2011. This is Amendment 1 of the declaration for the State of Tennessee (FEMA-1974-DR).  Persons in these six counties must file their claim for DUA unemployment benefits within 30 days of this announcement (June 6, 2011).
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  • Governor Haslam Announces Innovation Strategy in Tennessee

    Thursday, May 05, 2011 | 8:30am

    Unveils INCITE Initiative as First Step Towards Innovation Leadership in Southeast

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a $50 million initiative designed to support innovation across the state. The goal of the program, called INCITE for its focus on innovation, commercialization, investment, technology and entrepreneurship, is to raise Tennessee’s profile in innovation-based economic development and drive growth in the creation of knowledge-based jobs. INCITE is a component of Haslam’s recently announced Jobs4TN strategy and will be managed by the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD).

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  • Six Counties Added to Federal Disaster Declaration

    Thursday, May 05, 2011 | 5:06am

    Bledsoe, Cocke, Johnson, McMinn, Monroe and Rhea added to declaration

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced today the federal government has approved six additional counties to receive federal assistance as a result of the severe storms, flash flooding and tornadoes that struck the state April 25 through April 28, 2011.

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  • Haslam Requests Emergency Funding for Flooding

    Tuesday, May 03, 2011 | 7:30am

    Initial counties to include Dyer, Lake, Shelby and Stewart

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today asked President Barack Obama to authorize emergency funding of $10 million to assist the state and local jurisdictions with evacuation preparedness and activities in West Tennessee due to flooding that began April 21, 2011, a result of the record rainfall on the Mississippi, Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.

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  • Four Tennessee Counties Approved for Disaster Assistance

    Monday, May 02, 2011 | 10:20am

    Bradley, Greene, Hamilton and Washington will receive federal assistance
     
    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam joined FEMA Director Craig Fugate  today to announce the federal government has approved four Tennessee counties to receive federal assistance as a result of the severe storms, flash flooding and tornadoes that struck the state beginning on April 25 and continuing to April 28, 2011.

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  • Audio :: Gov. Haslam et. al. - Storm Damage Press Conferences

    Thursday, April 28, 2011 | 11:25am

    Bradley County Press Conference:

    1:35 p.m. EDT
    Walking tour of damage and press avail
    LOCATION – APD 40 (Appalachian Hwy) and Highway 40 (Waterlevel Hwy)
     


     

    Hamilton County Press Conference:

    2:45 p.m. EDT
    Walking tour of damage and press avail
    LOCATION – Apison Elementary School, 10433 East Brainerd Rd, Apison
     

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  • Video :: Haslam Delivers During First 100 Days

    Monday, April 25, 2011 | 5:30am

    Fiscally Conservative Budget, Education Reform and Jobs Proposals Highlight Time in Office

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today marked his first 100 days in office, a time in which he focused on what state voters elected him to do: make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.  Highlights of his time in office include:

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  • Flood Recovery Efforts Making Progress

    Monday, April 25, 2011 | 3:00am

    Individuals, governments receiving significant assistance through recovery programs

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One year after a major flood struck 49 counties in Tennessee and took the lives of 24 individuals, disaster recovery efforts are still underway in many communities. Assistance programs, like home buyouts and public assistance to local government, are continuing to provide relief to the disaster areas.
     
    “Our state agencies and federal partners have worked tirelessly to help Tennessee communities rebuild and recover from the floods last May,” said Gov. Bill Haslam. “We will continue to do our part to ensure the recovery process is working for Tennesseans impacted by this disaster.”
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  • Governor Haslam and Commissioner Hagerty Announce Jobs4TN Plan and Results of First Departmental Top-To-Bottom Review

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 8:00am

    Jobs4TN Plan Includes Four Key Strategies; ECD to Reduce Staff by 35 percent

    NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner (ECD) Bill Hagerty today announced the Jobs4TN plan, which lays out the administration’s economic development strategy resulting from a top-to-bottom review of the department. The governor’s Jobs4TN plan focuses on:

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  • Governor, Commissioner Welcome Auto Supplier to Rutherford County

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011 | 4:31am

    Valeo to Invest Up to $5.4 Million, Create 63 Jobs in Smyrna

    NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty today joined with officials from Rutherford County in announcing plans by Valeo to locate a manufacturing facility for automotive parts in Smyrna, Tenn. The company is renovating a building at 611 Enon Springs and plans to invest up to $5.4 million, creating 63 jobs within a year of occupancy.

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