IMPROVE Act a safe bet on Tennessee’s future

By Anthony Holt via Tennessean

The state has added more than 330,000 private sector jobs since Gov. Bill Haslam took office in 2011. That has coincided with an exciting roster of corporate relocations and expansions, particularly in Middle Tennessee.

In my own county, we saw one of the world’s great companies, Beretta, move its entire manufacturing and North American headquarters from Maryland to Gallatin.… Continue reading

Traffic Costs Tennessee Cities More than $1.1 Billion Annually

Via Think Tennessee

Traffic congestion in Tennessee’s four largest cities ranks in the worst half of the nation and costs Tennessee more than $1.1 billion annually, according to a new report gathered by nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee.

Using data from the INRIX Global Traffic Scorecard, ThinkTennessee found that Nashville drivers spend nearly a full work week (33.6 hours) sitting in traffic and lose an average of $1,308 each year to traffic-related costs.… Continue reading