Governor Bill Haslam


A national business publication has named Tennessee the economic development “state of the year” for the second year in a row.

Business Facilities awards the designation to states leading the nation in economic development, infrastructure and education since 2007.  Tennessee is the first state to receive the award in consecutive years, previous winning in 2013 and 2009.  


Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has announced a public review of the state's K-12 academic standards in English and math. The process will include input from teachers and the public from across the state.

The Tennessee Supreme Court has named Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal advisor, Herbert Slatery, the state's next attorney general. 

The high court made the announcement this morning in Nashville. 

Education Summit in Nashville Announced

Sep 3, 2014

Top Tennessee Government officials will convene key stakeholders of K-12 education from across the state in Nashville September 18th  for Tennessee’s Education Summit.

Governor Bill Haslem, Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey, State House Speaker Beth Harwell, and nine other state lawmakers will participate in the summit, whose theme is:  Progress of the Past, Present and Future. 

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Gov. Bill Haslam said on Thursday that he plans on sending federal health officials a proposal for expanding Medicaid this fall.


Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is working to apply Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance to help counties affected by twin tornadoes on June 5th. 

The storms claimed three lives and left thousands without power. 

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to continue his annual budget hearings today.

The hearings with agency leaders began last week at the Capitol. They are scheduled to start with the Department of Children's Services.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says the state has benefited from a company hired to manage its assets, despite a comptroller's report that suggests the company may have benefited from its own advice, creating a conflict of interest.

A report released this week by the state Department of General Services says amendments made to the contract with Jones Lang LaSalle allowed the company to "reap the benefits of its own recommendations," creating a conflict of interest.


Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam will both serve as chairmen of committees with the National Governors Association.

Beshear will head the committee on education and the workforce. His committee deals with educational issues at all levels, plus issues relating to training workers for the labor force. He will serve a one-year term and says the issues his committee deals with are constant priorities for all governors.

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced Monday that the 9to5 Seating Company will relocate manufacturing operations to Union City and create upwards of 500 jobs. 

The announcement is welcome news for the community that has been spending the last few years trying to rebuild a manufacturing economy after Goodyear Tire shutdown a 1,800 employee plant in 2011.

The move represents an investment of $39.5 million for the ergonomic seating company. Governor Haslam thanked the company for its investment and said the decision reinforces his goal of making Tennessee a location for high quality jobs.  

Obion County Economic Development Director Lindsey Frilling said 9to5 will move manufacturing from its facility in China to Union City's Northwest Regional Industrial Center. Frilling said the boost to employment will be significant. 

"Anticipated jobs at the end of 2014 is about 73 jobs," said Frilling. "And then from then on, up until five years, you're looking to get it up to 510 jobs."