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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tennessee economic report
Tennessee’s economy continues to grow in a robust start to 2017, according to a report released Monday by the Secretary of State's office. There were 10,372 new business filings in the first quarter, representing an 8.7 percent increase over the same time last year. As of April 1, there were 259,000 active businesses in Tennessee, representing a 5.2 percent increase compared to the first quarter in 2016. “These strong numbers give us a good idea that Tennessee’s economy will continue to grow. It’s obvious that Tennessee has a climate that continues to attract new businesses,” said Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett. Domestic firms account for 84 percent of all new entity filings, while foreign entities make up the remaining 16 percent. The state’s unemployment rate in April was 5.3 percent compared to the U.S. rate of 4.5. percent. The national economy showed mix signals.... weaker consumer spending and auto sales, while housing and personal income grew.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

  • Clarification
  • Finance Committee considers sheriff's budget
  • Newport Utilities Board
  • Update on Gatlinburg wildfires

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • Funding for animal shelter tentatively approved.
  • Tressler arrest
  • Senate bill bad for Tennessee hospitals
  • Weekend activities in Parrottsville and Cosby
  • First Saturday

    Monday, June 26, 2017

  • Ramsey ruling overturned by Appeals panel
  • Terry Fine arrest
  • Rodriguez arrest
  • Tax changes come on Saturday
  • Gas prices take a dip

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

  • Parrottsville to receive low-interest loan
  • Food and housing grant for Cocke County
  • May jobless numbers
  • Haslam to make job recruitment trip
  • TWRA on wildlife

    Friday, June 23, 2017

  • Healthcare bill
  • Monument vandalism
  • Brandt charged with aggravated assault
  • Nease charged with attempted jail escape
  • Newport couple charged with child abuse or neglect
  • Cocke County Corrections Partnership
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