Texas Ramps Up Oil Production As Gas Prices Reach New Record High

As The Biden Administration Doubles Down On Its Policies Restricting Domestic Oil And Gas Production And Promoting Green Energy, Texas Is Ramping Up Production And Hiring People To Work In The Industry.

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Tennessee Has Given Out Six FastTrack Incentive Grants of $1Million Or Greater So Far In 2022

Tennessee Allocated Six Incentive Grants Worth At Least $1 Million To Companies This Year Who Are Either Building New Facilities Or Expanding Facilities In The State.

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Tennessee Legislation Rejects Divestment Trend Of Fossil Fuel Industry

Legislation That Passed Both The House And Senate Of The Tennessee General Assembly With Votes Along Party Lines Prohibits The State Treasurer From Entering Into Contracts With Banks Or Other Financial Institutions In Tennessee That Have A Policy Of Prohibiting Financing To Companies In The Fossil Fuel Industry Unless The State Was Unable To Obtain The Services Elsewhere.

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Small Businesses Concerned As Job Openings Hit Record High

The Bureau Of Labor Statistics Released New Data Wednesday Showing That There Were 11.3 Million Open Jobs For The Month Of January, Another New Record High. That Figure Is More Than The Number Of Unemployed Americans, Showing That Many Businesses Are Having Trouble Finding And Keeping Workers.

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$200M TNInvestco Program Winds Down, Serving As A Cautionary Tale For Some Tennessee Lawmakers

Among Current State Officials And Lawmakers, Many Of Whom Approved The Program In 2009, Criticism Of TNInvestco Abounds. They Point To Underwhelming Investment Returns, Accountability Issues, Lackluster Job Creation, High Cost To Taxpayers And A Structure That Rewards Participating Investors Regardless Of Outcome.

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Tennessee Unemployment Drops To Pre-Pandemic Levels

Tennessee’s Unemployment Rate Has Dropped To Its Lowest Level Since March 2020, The Last Month Before Covid-19 Business Closures Impacted Workers Across The State. According To New Data From The Department Of Labor And Workforce Development (TDLWD), Tennessee Recorded An Unemployment Rate Of 4% In November 2021.

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Education Reform Organization Says TN Should Do More To Prepare Students For Workforce

Economic Expansion In The Past Year Has Opened Up Many More Jobs In Tennessee, Bringing The Discussion Of College And Career Readiness To The Forefront Once Again. However, Some Question Whether Tennessee Graduates Will Actually Have The Skills And Qualifications Needed To Take On Those Jobs.

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