Chattanooga’s M&M Industries, Inc. announced last week plans to undergo a major expansion in Hamilton County. M&M, a solutions packaging manufacturer, will invest more than $42 million and create 110 jobs as part of the expansion. More details here.
LEAP Report Highlights In-Demand Jobs Across Tennessee
What occupations are Tennessee employers looking to fill?
Despite historic lows in unemployment, TNECD’s annual Labor and Education Alignment Program (LEAP) report identifies high demand for workers in skilled fields like IT, engineering, health care and production. Here’s more.
Bunker Labs: Built by Veteran Entrepreneurs For Veteran Entrepreneurs
We sat down with Blake Hogan, executive director of Bunker Labs Nashville, to learn more about how Bunker Labs is changing the startup game for military veterans. Bunker Labs, a national non-profit organization, was built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans to start and grow businesses. Here’s more on Hogan’s work to create a growing network for veteran entrepreneurs in Tennessee.
TNECD’s Iliff McMahan Recognized By Gov. Haslam
Iliff McMahan, TNECD’s regional director in Northeast Tennessee, was one of six exemplary veteran state employees recognized by Gov. Haslam during his annual Celebration of Tennessee Veterans last week. Iliff is a valuable part of our team and we thank him and all veterans for their courage and service.
Downtown Theaters Coming Back to Life With Façade Improvements
Two Tennessee Main Street Communities, Bolivar and Greeneville, got a little brighter in recent weeks with the installation of new theater marquees. The marquees were restored through TNECD’s Commercial Façade Improvement Grants, which are available to Main Street and Tennessee Downtown communities. The program has helped local communities repairs commercial buildings in historic downtowns to generate business growth and create new jobs. Greeneville was able to bring back the Capitol Theatre marquee (right) and Bolivar now has The Luez marquee back in place (left).