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$100 million investment to bring 1,000 new jobs to Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to announce what is being dubbed as a "significant" economic development deal at the state Capitol on Tuesday afternoon.

The Daily News Journal of Murfreesboro on Monday (http://on.dnj.com/1BJvbSJ ) quoted Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce President Paul Latture as saying an unnamed company planned to invest $100 million and bring 1,000 new jobs to Smyrna.

Tennessee in recent months has celebrated several high profile development deals, including the expansion of the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, the construction of a Beretta firearms plant in Gallatin and a new Under Armour distribution facility in Mt. Juliet.

Haslam has said he wants to focus on economic development deals for rural areas in his second term.

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