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State Funding Board approves $20M in infrastructure and jobs training grants for 7 projects

Post Time:Dec 17,2011Classify:Industry NewsView:219

 

The panel unanimously approved the state Department of Economic and Community Development's request on Wednesday without debate.

 

The projects include $7 million each to improve sites in Murfreesboro and Lebanon where online retailer Amazon.com plans to build facilities.

 

The other grants include $5 million for an expansion of a Krueger Tissue Group plant in Memphis; $2.5 million for electrical components maker Thomas & Betts in Portland and Athens; $2.2 million for a new Sprint call center in Bristol; $1.8 million for an expanded Carlex automotive glass facility in

 

The plants are projected to create more than 2,800 new jobs.

Source: www.glassbytes.comAuthor: shangyi

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