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Ad Labels Jonesborough as Johnson City

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP) — Some Jonesborough residents are upset over an advertisement in the March issue of Southern Living magazine that features a photograph of their city with the words “Start Your Adventure in Johnson City.”
The advertisement was placed by the Johnson City-Jonesborough-Washington County Chamber of Commerce, and “Start Your Adventure in Johnson City” is the chamber’s slogan.
Chamber President and CEO Gary Mabrey told the Johnson City Press (http://bit.ly/10Bjxrc) said the group’s national ads often feature sites outside of Johnson City, such as the Gray Fossil Site.
“I see it as advertising this community,” he said. “I see it as Johnson City advertising a community and all that we have to offer and all that we offer around us.”
But Jonesborough resident and business owner Steve Cook said he felt it was almost false advertising. He said Jonesborough is attractive and has a lot going on but not given any credit by the chamber.
“We just thought it was real strange that they would post that, and then they come down here and want businesses to join their Chamber … and they give you a sticker that says ‘Start Your Adventure in Johnson City,'” he said. “I don’t think so.

Magazine Lowers TN Business Climate Rating to No. 8

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Site Selection magazine lists Tennessee as having the eighth best business climate in the country this year — the state’s lowest ranking since 2002.
The ranking is based on taxes, new and expanded business facility activity and a survey of corporate site selectors. Ahead of Tennessee, in order, were Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, Indiana and Louisiana.
The magazine gave the state the nation’s second-best rating in 2010, the last year of Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen’s two terms in office. He was succeeded by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in January.
The magazine provides expansion planning information to 44,000 executives. The ratings were announced Tuesday and are published in the November issue.
Tennessee placed 15th in 2002, the last year of Republican Gov. Don Sundquist’s administration.