One of TNECD’s top priorities is to elevate the 15 Tennessee counties federally designated as distressed to sustainable levels of economic growth. Since last year, four counties have transitioned up from distressed: Campbell, Wayne, Houston and Haywood.
As for the other 15 distressed communities, there’s been a string of job announcements and expansions this year. TNECD has secured more than 1,100 job commitments in distressed counties and $130 million worth of investment. That’s just part of the broader momentum in recruiting new jobs and investment to rural Tennessee.
Go behind the scenes with Nashville’s United Record Pressing.
TNECD’s new, original mini-series,”Remastered,” continued this past week on RFD-TV. In last week’s episode, follow the vinyl record production process and the history of Nashville’s United Record Pressing, which is responsible for one out of every three vinyl records produced in the world.
“Remastered” airs Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. EDT, 7 p.m. CDT. For more about the series and a future show schedule, click here.
Available Disaster Loans for Johnson, Polk Counties
Businesses in Johnson and Polk counties can apply for disaster loans through the Small Business Administration and Farm Service Agency. Johnson County businesses impacted by flooding and heavy winds on Oct. 23, 2017 can apply for SBA loans by the Aug. 21 deadline here. Polk County small agricultural cooperatives and small businesses impacted by an April 2018 freeze can also apply for FSA disaster loans.
Register for LaunchTN’s 36 | 86 Conference
LaunchTN’s annual 36 | 86 Entrepreneurship Festival is almost a month out. Be sure to register here today. Gov. Bill Haslam and TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe will join CEOs and entrepreneurs from across the country to discuss the latest startup and small business trends from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30 in Nashville. Rolfe will interview Nissan’s chief technology officer Maarten Sierhuis about the latest in autonomous vehicles.