Nashville Chamber Press Releases

  • 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards winners named

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 31, 2014

    The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville have announced the winners of the 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELAs). In an effort to highlight the contributions of young professionals (YPs) in the Nashville area, these 15 winners have been recognized for their accomplishments in their respective fields, demonstrated leadership and involvement in community-service activities.

    One winner was chosen to represent each of the NELAs’ 15 distinct industry categories, ...

  • Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty announce ABC Group Inc. to expand Gallatin operations

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 10, 2014
    Automotive systems manufacturer to invest $25.5 million, create 230 new jobs

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with ABC Group Inc. officials, announced today the company will add an additional 180,000 square feet to its existing Gallatin facility in response to increased demand for automotive related products. ABC Group will invest $25.5 million in land, infrastructure and equipment and create 230 new jobs ...
  • Courtney Ross named chief economic development officer at Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 07, 2014
    Courtney Ross, a six-year veteran of the award-winning economic development team at the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and currently the Chamber’s vice president of existing business, has been named the Chamber’s chief economic development officer, it was announced today.

    Ross will replace Janet Miller, who is leaving the Chamber after 21 years to become CEO/market leader of Colliers International | Nashville.

    “Janet has been a great contributor to this ...
  • American Colors Inc. to build new manufacturing and research facility in Gallatin

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jul 02, 2014
    High-quality liquid pigment manufacturer to invest $3.7 million, create 31 new jobs

    Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with American Colors Inc. officials, announced today the company will build a new 30,000-square-foot manufacturing and research facility in the Gallatin Industrial Center, a Select Tennessee Certified Site. To support ongoing growth at the company’s existing Lebanon location, American Colors will invest $3.7 million and create 31 new jobs ...
  • Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty announce ForceX to expand Tennessee operations in Davidson County

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 26, 2014
    Software company to invest $1.8 million, create 175 new jobs

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with ForceX officials, today announced the software company will open a new location in Nashville. Driven by significant company growth, its national customer base and a desire to be part of the technology and entrepreneurial community Nashville offers, ForceX selected an area near downtown Nashville as the ...
  • Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty announce Hatch Stamping Company to locate manufacturing facility in Portland

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 19, 2014
    Automotive components manufacturer to invest $17 million, create 101 new jobs

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Hatch Stamping Company officials, announced today the company will locate a new manufacturing facility in Portland in an effort to expand its footprint in the Southeast. With a goal of being fully operational by January 2015, the Michigan-based automotive components manufacturer will invest $17 million ...
  • CLARCOR, Inc. to establish state-of-the-art innovation center in Columbia

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 19, 2014
    Research and production facility to house scientists, engineers

    Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with CLARCOR Inc. officials, announced today the company will acquire a 62,250-square-foot structure to create a state-of-the-art global research and product development resource to be known as the CLARCOR Innovation Center. CLARCOR, a global provider of filtration products, systems and services, will invest in excess of $10 million and create 35 ...
  • SuccessPAC endorses candidates for the Metropolitan Board of Public Education

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 19, 2014

    SuccessPAC, the political action committee created by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce for school board elections, announced today its support for four Metro school board candidates in the Aug. 7 election in which voters will elect four of the nine school board members. The SuccessPAC board interviewed all candidates who qualified for the ballot across the four districts up for election. In addition, all candidates completed and submitted a ...

  • Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Brookdale to Expand Williamson County Corporate Headquarters

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 11, 2014
    National senior living operator to invest $2.1 million, create 162 new jobs

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Brookdale Senior Living Inc. officials, today announced the company will expand its current corporate headquarters at 111 Westwood Pl. in Brentwood. Through this expansion, Brookdale will invest $2.1 million and add 162 new jobs over the course of five years.

    “I want to thank ...
  • Gov. Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Southtec, LLC to Expand Wilson County Operations

    by Lindsay Chambers | Jun 11, 2014
    Automotive parts manufacturer to invest $23.6 million, create 210 new jobs

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Southtec, LLC officials, today announced the company will expand its current operations in Lebanon. The automotive parts manufacturer will invest $23.6 million to add to its existing facility in Lebanon, as well as develop a new Lebanon property creating 210 new jobs.

    “I want to ...