In our globally competitive world, decisions must be made quickly—especially when it comes to meeting the immediate demands of the market. When there’s so much on the line, a well-prepared Tennessee site is your best solution.
Today Southwest Airlines announced new daily nonstop service from Nashville International Airport to Oakland International Airport beginning on June 7, 2015. Here's what TNECD Commissioner Bill Hagerty had to say about the big news: “Southwest Airlines’ new nonstop service to Oakland provides a vital link between Nashville and the venture capital community and technology companies located on the West Coast. Business travel between these two areas has reached a critical mass, and this new route will undoubtedly bolster our already attractive business climate while providing a foundation for further economic growth in Middle Tennessee. Today’s announcement reinforces the broader strategy we’ve launched in my department to attract increased global air lift to the state of Tennessee. I applaud Southwest and the work of my fellow members of the Air Service Coalition for recognizing and addressing this need.”
Big news in Memphis today! Swedish furniture retailer IKEA confirmed plans for a 269,000 square foot store with 1,000 parking spaces on nearly 35 acres along 1-40 near Germantown Parkway. It’s anticipated the store will employ 225 people, and pending all approvals and permits, IKEA Memphis could open as early as Fall 2016.
YAMAHA BOATS announced it will expand its Vonore, Tennessee operations by purchasing a new building adjacent to its current production facility. The No. 1 selling jet boat manufacturer will invest $17.7 million and create 150 new jobs!
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