Now this looks like it could get interesting.
An impressive group of universities, manufacturing industry associations and others are partnering to set up AutoXLR8R, a 13-week boot camp that will look to develop ideas to improve automotive technology into viable businesses. The effort will take place this summer in Spring Hill and is being run by Tullahoma-based entrepreneur and investor Dan Marcum, who also helps run the NEST-TN TNInvestco fund and Relevance Capital. Interested in applying? You have another month and change to get your info to Marcum and his team.
SEE ALSO: The incubation program's website
TrustPoint Hospital in Murfreesboro, which opened its doors last year, has added 16 beds and two psychiatrists to its operation. The facility, located next to Middle Tennessee Medical Center and run by Brentwood-based Polaris Hospital Co., now has 76 beds. New on staff are doctors Joseph Sharpe and Jon Draud, both of whom are seeing patients at The Wellness Center on the Baptist Hospital campus.
Executives from Bridgestone Metalpha, the steel cord division of the global tire giant, gathered with Montgomery County officials this week in Clarksville to break ground on a 123,000-square-foot expansion that's been in the works for a while. Bridgestone officials announced their plans to grow in Clarksville in 2011 and began prepping the site early last year. The expansion will grow the plant’s capacity by 10 percent and add 47 jobs to the 420 people already there. Construction is expected to wrap up late next year.
From left: EDC President and CEO James Chavez, EDC Chairman Steve Kemmer, County Commissioner Charles Keene, County Mayor Carolyn Bowers, Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Bridgestone Corp. Steel Cord Management Director Yuuji Mochizuki, Bridgestone Metalpha President Yoshi Yamada, EDC Board Member Jim Durrett, Plant Manager Donna Bright, Bridgestone Americas U.S. and Canada Commercial Tire Sales Division President Ken Weaver, State Sen. Mark Green, IDB Board Member Billy Atkins and IDB Executive Director Mike Evans
Lost in last week's announcement that H.G. Hill Realty and GBT Realty Corp. decided to no longer move forward on their proposed The Streets of Brentwood mixed-use project (read more here) was this little tidbit: Hill and GBT never purchased the Tennessee Baptist Convention land on which they wanted to develop TSofB.
Given the fact that Hill currently is undertaking multiple projects in 12South, Hillsboro Village and Midtown, the company clearly calculated correctly by making sure it could garner both citizen and City of Brentwood support before closing on the purchase of the site (for $9 million, no less). So what does the Tennessee Baptist Convention do now? That is uncertain but the entity feels the property remains valuable — and its future sale will be a part of God's plan (read more here).
Wilson County commissioners wanting to construct an exposition center at the county fairgrounds have upset folks in the hospitality industry who say their rates will become uncompetitive because of proposesd tax hikes. Chris Cannon and NewsChannel5.com have the story here.
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