"NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that 13 communities will receive more than $5 million in Site Development Grant funding.

The Site Development Grant program is part of the larger Rural Economic Opportunity Act supported by the Tennessee General Assembly for the last three years....

The grants awarded include:
Obion County Joint Economic Development Council:
Titan Golf Course site, $90,000 – Conduct due diligence studies

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (March 4, 2019) — AgLaunch and the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center are again partnering for a week-long agri-tech bootcamp to support Tennessee agriculture startup teams. The bootcamp will be held on the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture campus in Knoxville from July 8-12, 2019. Teams accepted into the program will experience best-in-class agricultural entrepreneurship programming and have access to investors, mentors, and farmers.

Eligible applicants must be located in Tennessee.

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Northwest Tennessee Tourism Summit to be Hosted by Discovery Park of America and the Obion County Chamber of Commerce

Discovery Park of America and the Obion County Chamber of Commerce announced today they will be presenting the 2019 Northwest Tennessee Tourism Summit on Tues., March 26, 2019 at Discovery Park of America from 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

White & Associates Insurance Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work in Insurance

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry

UNION CITY, TENNESSEE, March 19, 2019 – White & Associates Insurance (www.whiteandassociates.net) today announced it has been named the 22nd Best Place to Work in the annual Best Places to Work in Insurance program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow.

Leadership Tennessee to lead “Vote Tennessee” effort

By JEFF GLOR CBS NEWS
March 4, 2019

NASHVILLE – Leadership Tennessee, the state’s preeminent leadership organization, will lead “Vote Tennessee,” a statewide effort to increase voter registration and education.

“Vote Tennessee” began as Project Register, a nonpartisan initiative launched in 2017 by U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee) and State Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) to boost voter registration in Middle Tennessee.

Committed to collaborative, nonpartisan dialogue, Leadership Tennessee is a natural fit to take this project across all three Grand Divisions as Tennessee ranks 45 th in the country in voter registration and 49 th in voter turnout.

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John Fry

UNION CITY, TN – White & Associates Insurance today announced that John Fry has been named vice president of the White & Associates Insurance Personal Lines Division. Fry previously served as manager of the company’s Union City office.

Frilling Named to TN Chamber Board of Directors

NASHVILLE – For 2019, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry has announced 10 new appointments to its 54-member board of directors. The appointments represent all three grand divisions and are appointed for a three-year term. The Tennessee Chamber is one of Tennessee’s oldest and most prominent statewide business trade associations and also serves as the Tennessee Manufacturers Association. The Tennessee Chamber board of directors is the governing body of the Tennessee Chamber and provides significant input to the Chamber’s annual legislative and policy agenda that guide the work of the business advocacy group.

Students Get Training for Interviews

Students in Lindsay Walker’s eighth-grade computer applications class at UC Middle School had the opportunity to question local business leaders Friday.

The sessions wound up a week in which representatives of Center Point Business Solutions and Lindsay Frilling, chief executive officer of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce, held soft skills training for job interviews for students.

New Façade Improvement Grants Awarded

Governor Haslam and TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe recently approved $550,000 in Façade Improvement Grants for six Tennessee communities. The grants, funded through federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, are used for improvements to commercial districts in Tennessee Main Street and Tennessee downtown districts.