Clarksville, TN – Some key economic indexes are showing promise this year in Clarksville, Tennessee. Though, most analysts there agree the city fared the 2009 recession well, the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports there have been signs of slowing sales and some employers saw layoffs and job eliminations like most of the country. However, hundreds of construction jobs will soon become available as work starts on the new Hemlock Semiconductor solar technology plant over the next couple years. Auto sales last month finally matched 2008 numbers. And the real estate market continues to defy national trends-- up by a wide margin over 2008, but still a bit under 2007 sales.