Huddleston promotes city’s tech talent

NTC chief points to 41% rise in computer networking, communications students since '08
Mar 2, 2014 1:32 PM

New ECD chief for Clarksville-Montgomery County

Vanderbilt grad has led Georgia region's development authority since 2010
Feb 28, 2014 6:52 AM

ECD initiative aims to spur smart downtown development

The state's Department of Economic and Community Development has partnered with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Appalachian Regional Commission to set up a program to drive smart development in more than two dozen Tennessee downtowns. The IDEA initiative — IDEA standing for Ignite Downtown Economic Action — will assess 27 Main Streets and provide recommendations for how to boost their developments. Locally, the program will work with officials in Columbia, Franklin, Gallatin, Lebanon, Leiper's Fork and Murfreesboro.

USDA Rural development State Director Bobby Goode said that the three partner agencies are contributing a combined $121,500 to fund the initiative. “The amount of money invested for each town may seem pretty small, but by working together at the state, local and federal levels we leverage each other’s strengths for this next step and future steps that grow out of the plans each community makes as a result of the IDEA Initiative,” Goode said.

Feb 25, 2014 10:25 AM

Modular builder adding 27 jobs

$5M Goodlettsville project expected to wrap up in August
Feb 20, 2014 11:43 AM

Nashville on short list for Google Fiber expansion

Planning process to culminate late this year
Feb 19, 2014 1:33 PM

Tennessee Christian Chamber names new CEO

Six-year-old group turns to former Rutherford Chamber leader, Barrett Firearms exec
Feb 18, 2014 6:52 AM

Lebanon scores metal products company

Novamet to invest $8.6M, bring 43 jobs
Feb 11, 2014 12:56 PM

Italian firearms maker to build $45M facility in Gallatin

Beretta bringing about 300 jobs to area
Jan 29, 2014 9:47 AM

Tile maker to build in Maury Co.

Mt. Pleasant is in line to land a tile manufacturer that is preparing to invest $55 million in a 500,000-square-foot plant that will employ 180 people. UST Inc. is getting $5.2 million in tax incentives to build the factory. Tim Hodge at the Daily Herald has more details about the Maury County deal.

Jan 24, 2014 6:58 AM

Booming logistics venture bringing 100+ jobs downtown

Cincinnati company to take up space on Lower Broad
Jan 15, 2014 11:31 AM