Sen. Lamar Alexander says he expects the Senate Appropriations committee to approve funds for a new federal courthouse in Nashville:
"This is extremely good news for Nashville because, in a rare move, the bill will include funding in one fiscal year for what is intended to be the full amount of funding to build the new courthouse, instead of spreading the funding out over several years," said Alexander, a senior member of the committee.
"This means the courthouse project, which is desperately needed, will finally be completed."
The Metro Development and Housing Agency board has approved up to $11 million in public incentives for various planned projects, including $4.9 million for a LifeWay Christian Resources headquarters buildings set for Rolling Mill Hill and on Metro land.
In addition to the LifeWay project, and as The Tennessean reports, the money will go toward the development of a boutique hotel planned for Printers Alley and a retail space on Jefferson Street. The board approved the incentives Tuesday.
LifeWay is expected to pay Metro $12.7 million for the site, which is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of Korean Veterans Boulevard and First Avenue South.
Read more here.
National Seating & Mobility has signed a lease for space in a Birmingham industrial building, the Birmingham Business Journal reports.
The Franklin-based company, which specializes in custom mobility, rehab and adaptive seating, will take 9,500 square feet in the building, the address for which is 115 45th Place N.
The lease (read more here) follows National Seating & Mobility’s announcement in May that it had opened branches in New Redding, California, and Cleveland.
Relatedly, the company in July 2014 named William Mixon as CEO (read more here).
The Internal Revenue Service is looking to add 55 people to its tax return processing staff on International Drive in Cool Springs. The full-time seasonal positions are expected to be for six months starting in mid-December but could be extended. The salaries will range from about $32,000 to more than $41,000.
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