Category Archives: Site Selection

Tennessee has eighth best business climate

Tennessee has the eighth best business climate in the country, according to Site Selection magazine’s 2012 rankings of the most business-friendly states.

That’s unchanged from a year ago. In 2010, Tennessee ranked second on the magazine’s rating.

North Carolina captured the top spot on this year’s rankings, which were released today.

The annual Top Business Climate rankings are based on tax burden criteria, new and expanded business activity and a survey of corporate site selectors.

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TVA makes Site Selection’s best utilities list

The Tennessee Valley Authority has again been named to Site Selection magazine’s annual list of the top utilities in economic development.TVA-BELLEFONTE(2).JPG

TVA is one of ten power companies on the 2012 list. Another ten companies received honorable mention.

The magazine credits Knoxville-based TVA for helping “garner $4.9 billion and 43,000 jobs for its region last year.”

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TVA makes Site Selection’s top power company list

When it came to boosting the economy, the Tennessee Valley Authority was one of best utilities
TVA-BELLEFONTE(2).JPGin North America in fiscal 2010, according to Site Selection magazine.

Knoxville-based TVA is one of ten utility companies included on the annual “Top Utilities in Economic Development” list published in the magazine’s September issue.

The magazine cited TVA for providing services, incentives and financial assistance that “helped companies invest $4.3 billion in economic development projects and attract or retain 41,000 jobs across the region in fiscal year 2010 …”

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Tennessee falls out of magazine’s capital projects ranking

Site Selection magazine released its 2010 Governor’s Cup rankings today and Tennessee is no where to be found, falling from fifth place a year ago.

The Cup goes to the state with the most new or expanded capital projects. Texas won the 2010 Cup with 424 projects followed by Ohio (376 projects), Louisiana (347), Pennsylvania (337) and Georgia (251).

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Site selection consultant in Knoxville on Thursday

Scott Kupperman, a top site selection consultant, will be in Knoxville on Thursday for the Knoxville Chamber’s “Site Selection 101” event.

Kupperman is senior vice president of strategic services with Epstein Global, a Chicago-based architecture, interiors, engineering and construction firm.

Should be an interesting talk. Matching the right company with the right property is never easy.

Kupperman will provide an overview of the site selection process at the Chamber office 17 Market Square, at 7:30 a.m. He will offer tips on how a community can prepare for a corporate site search process, including the need to “have “shovel ready” locations for prospects.”

The event is open to anyone interested in learning more about the site selection process.

Registration is free for Chamber members and $20 for non members.

Click here to register.

Tennessee missing in Sustainability Rankings

Tennessee is nowhere to be found on Site Selection magazine’s inaugural Sustainability Rankings  announced today.

The West Coast dominates the list with California, Washington and Oregon holding down the top three places.

The magazine looked at green initiatives underway in states and metro areas and ranked their efforts according to specific criteria.

Tennessee may not be doing great on the green meter, but at least our state budget isn’t broke like California. Not yet, anyway.

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