Monday, June 10, 2013

Red Carpet Tour Courts Site Selectors

By Bill Dries

Site selection experts from six nationally known firms got a “red carpet tour” from the Greater Memphis Chamber Wednesday, June 5, in a recruitment effort that included a look at the industrial infrastructure of the Memphis area.

They also got assurances from state leaders out of Nashville that the administration of Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is behind the local efforts.
Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty spoke just before the annual “Red Carpet Tour,” emphasizing a geographical advantage that is unique to Tennessee.

“We’ve got competitive advantages that in sum beat every other state that is contiguous to our state,” he said before the luncheon.

The statement is important because Tennessee is bordered by eight states, more than any other state in the union. More here.

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