Google Breaks Ground on $600M Clarksville Data Center, Plans to Create 70 Jobs
Google Breaks Ground on $600M Clarksville Data Center.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in Clarksville Friday for the groundbreaking of the tech giant’s new $600 million data center in Montgomery County. Google plans to create 70 jobs at the new facility. This investment by Google, one of the world’s leading companies, underscores Tennessee’s strong business environment and will have a major impact on Clarksville. Additional details on Google’s Clarksville plans can be found here. Check out the video above from Friday’s groundbreaking ceremony, which included U.S. Sen. Bob Corker and other state and local officials.
Allied Dispatch to Anchor Project 95 Call Center, Create 100 Jobs in Hancock County
Allied Dispatch Solutions officials joined Gov. Haslam and Commissioner Rolfe last week to announce that the company will create more than 100 jobs in Hancock County.
After a more than six month search, TNECD selected Allied Dispatch as the tenant of a state-funded call center facility in Hancock County. The call center is the centerpiece of the State’s Project 95 initiative, which combines resources from federal partners and state agencies to establish a holistic program to promote economic growth in Hancock County. More here.
England, Inc. Announces 200-Job Expansion In New Tazewell
England, Inc. announced on Friday that it will expand its manufacturing operations in New Tazewell. A staple of Tennessee industry for more than 50 years and an independent division of La-Z-Boy, the furniture manufacturer plans to invest $31 million and create up to 200 jobs in Claiborne County. Here’s more.
Tennessee Reconnect Applications Now Open
Gov. Haslam announced last week that the application for Tennessee Reconnect is now open. The program is a crucial part of making sure Tennesseans are ready for the highly skilled jobs of the future. Through Tennessee Reconnect, Tennessee adults can earn an associate degree at a community or technical college, tuition-free, starting this fall. More here on how to apply for Tennessee Reconnect.
Memphis and Chattanooga Picked for Rise of the Rest Showcase of Startup Businesses
Governor Haslam discusses the importance of Tennessee’s growing startup scene.
Chattanooga and Memphis have been selected as stops for the spring 2018 Rise of the Rest bus tour, which showcases emerging startup ecosystems across the U.S.
Tennessee is the first state in the nation to have Rise of the Rest visit three cities. Gov. Haslam says this distinction “validates [Tennessee] as the startup-friendly environment that Launch Tennessee has worked hard to build.” More here.
Lake and Dyer County Businesses Eligible for SBA Disaster Loans
Small businesses in Lake and Dyer counties impacted by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred from April 28 to May 11, 2017 have until March 2 to apply for SBA Disaster Loans. Small non-farm businesses, agricultural cooperatives, small agricultural businesses and private nonprofit organizations may apply for economic injury disaster loans of up to $2 million to help meet working capital needs caused by the disaster. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications here.