Tennessee again named "State of the Year" by business magazine
By WRCB Staff
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -
Tennessee is a great place for business, according to Business Facilities magazine, which again named the Volunteer State as the “State of the Year.”
The honor makes Tennessee the magazine's first back-to-back winner of the award.
“We thought it would be hard for the Volunteer State to match last year's performance, but the folks in Tennessee keep reeling in one mega-project after another,” said BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers. “Most impressive, Tennessee seemed to pick up momentum as it went along.”
Cited were five projects in the state, which added nearly 8,000 new jobs, the Volkswagen expansion in Chattanooga and a new Under Armor distribution center.
Additionally, the state added the relocation of Bridgestone's headquarters, a 3M manufacturing facility and a Target fulfillment center.
Tennessee also was the same award in 2009.
“It is an honor to be the first state to receive this recognition two years in a row,” Gov. Haslam said in a news release. “We have a great story to tell in Tennessee. Businesses continue to make the decision to locate, expand and grow here, and we are grateful for those strong partnerships.”