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Knoxville No. 26 on ‘unhappiest’ city list

Knoxville has made another list, but you won’t find this one promoted on the Chamber web site. According to the website CareerBliss, Knoxville is one of the unhappiest cities for work in the country.

The 26th unhappiest city, to be exact.

Knoxville is sandwiched between No. 25, Harrisburg, Pa., and No. 27, Bakersfield, Calif., on CareerBliss’ list of the 30 unhappiest cities.

Wow. I’m calling BS on CareerBliss.

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Chamber surveys Knox mayoral candidates

The Knoxville Chamber recently surveyed the Knox County mayoral candidates “on issues important to the business community.”

The candidates’ responses are now available on the Chamber website.

Unfortunately, only two candidates — Republican Tim Burchett and Independent Lewis Cosby — took advantage of the offer.

The other candidates missed a golden opportunity to let us know where they stand on taxes, economic development, the county budget and other critical issues. Burchett and Cosby both have some very interesting comments, especially on potential tax increases and the county debt.

Read their complete survey responses here .

Chamber blasts Rep. Niceley

In an unusual move that will undoubtedly have sparks flying in Nashville, the Knoxville Chamber today labeled state Rep. Frank Niceley as ‘hostile to business.’

The chamber detailed its objections to five bills sponsored by the Strawberry Plains Republican that, in the words of the chamber, would be ” burdensome to businesses and limit economic development.”

I don’t recall the chamber ever being this harsh and slapping this label on a local Rep.

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