More TN Senators Sign On In Support Of Special Session! – TennCon BIG 7 Weekend Digest

1) More TN Senators Sign On In Support Of Special Session
2) Governor Lee Asks For Greater Transparency In Afghan Resettlement
3) Republicans Call On Biden To Fix Border Crisis In Del Rio
4) 3rd Arrest From TN Illegal Immigration Center For Sexual Battery Of Minor
5) V@X Mandates Are Driving Tennesseans Out Of The Workforce
6) U.S. Supreme Court To Reconsider Roe V. Wade
7) Putnam County Football Players Take A Knee To Pray After Complaint From National Watchdog Group

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TN Awards Two $1M-Plus Grants For Economic Development Projects

The Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development Revealed It Awarded $1.25 Million To Kaiser Aluminum Investments To Move Its Company Headquarters From California To Franklin. TNECD Also Granted Pet-Supply Online Retailer Chewy $2.1 Million For Its Fulfillment Center In Wilson County.

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Many TN Economic Indicators Trend Up, While Other Are Mixed

How Is Tennessee’s Economy Doing? A Lot Of It Is Doing Well When Compared To The COVID-19 Lows On Many Economic Indicators Such As Employment But Other Items Are Troubling, Such As There Being 40% Fewer Small Businesses In Tennessee.

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New Jobs Coming To Fayette County Tennessee

Governor Bill Lee And Department Of Economic And Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe Announced New Jobs Coming To Tennessee Through Helen Of Troy Limited’s New Distribution Center.

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How Many People Work For The Government In Tennessee?

Tennessee Has The 12th lowest Share Of All States For The Percentage Of The Workforce Employed By The Government. States With A Larger Than Typical Share Of Public Sector Workers Often Have Higher Than Average Government Spending On A Per Capita Basis — And Vise-versa. Tennessee Is No Exception.

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Labor Shortage Takes Toll On Tennessee Businesses

Small Businesses In Tennessee Are Having Trouble Hiring Employees Because Of A Nationwide Labor Shortage Sparked By Continued Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits.

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Reports Shows Significantly More Women Than Men Left Workforce During Pandemic School Closures

Researchers Found That Women Primarily Left The Workforce (In Addition To Layoffs And Job Closures) To Help Educate Their Children When Schools Reverted To Virtual Learning And Children Were No Longer Physically At School.

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Biden Touts American Rescue Plan & Affordable Care Act At Ohio State University

As President Joe Biden Made His First Visit To Ohio Since Taking Office Tuesday, He Was Criticized For What One Policy Group Called Unnecessary Spending.

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Corporate Interests Call On Congress To Pass The Dream Immigrant Act

A Broad Coalition Of Corporations And Business Groups Are Pushing Congressional Leaders To Pass Legislation To Create A Path To Citizenship For Undocumented Immigrants Who Arrived In The U.S. As Children.

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