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TVA among top power companies for economic development

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TVA has again made Site Selection magazine’s list of power companies that do the best job of economic development.
Knoxville-based Tennessee Valley Authority is one of ten utility companies included on the annual “Top Utilities in Economic Development” list published in the magazine’s September 2013 issue.
The magazine cited TVA for helping to bring “$5.9 billion in corporate facility investment in 2012, expected to create 48,500 jobs across TVA’s 80,000-sq.-mile, seven-state territory with a population of 9 million.”
Site Selection magazine is closely followed by thousands of corporate executives across the country who decide where their companies will invest in new plants and expand existing ones.
TVA has made the magazine’s list each of the last several years.
Given its mammoth service area it’s not surprising that TVA is a major player in the regional economy and it often lands on rankings like this. Still, recognition from Site Selection is a lot better than not making the list at all.
The list is based on  an “analysis of corporate end-user project activity in 2012 in that company’s territory; website tools and data; innovative programs and incentives for business, including energy efficiency and renewable energy programs; and the utility’s own job-creating infrastructure and facility investment trends,” the magazine said.
The power companies are listed in alphabetical order.
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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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Tennessee makes Site Selection lists

Economic development efforts in Tennessee were among the most successful in the country in 2009, Site Selection magazine said on Monday.

Nissan North America’s announcement last year that it would invest $2.5 billion to retool its Smyrna, Tenn., operations to produce lithium-ion batteries and the LEAF electric vehicle was one of the Top North American Deals of 2009, the magazine said.

The project is expected to generate 1,300 jobs.


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