Tennessee’s economy is thriving. As the Chattanoogan reported last month, most Tennessee counties had unemployment below five percent at the close of the year. Businesses are flocking here because of our low tax rates, but we also need to ensure that our Tennessee entrepreneurs have the online tools they need to compete on a state, national, and global scale.
That includes innovative services offered by tech leaders, like online ads through Google and Market Finder. These tools level the playing field and allow an entrepreneur just starting out in Chattanooga to compete with any company across the world. In fact, Google provides training and advanced tools that would allow a small business to grow its revenue four times faster than the competition.
Tennessee has long been home to the entrepreneurial spirit. Let’s ensure that our entrepreneurs keep access to the tools they need to be successful. So that tomorrow, the next big game-changing start-up is a Tennessee business.