Tennessee Business Leaders Say Pandemic-Induced Recession Fading

Thursday, September 9, 2021
The economy is improving quickly across Tennessee, according to the most recent survey conducted by the Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The Tennessee Business Leaders Survey shows that 39 percent of respondents listed adverse economic conditions as a top challenge for their businesses, down from 80 percent in August 2020. About half of respondents to the summer 2021 survey listed human resources and government regulation as more pressing issues, and about a fourth listed rising supplier costs as a problem.

Despite some challenges, about 75 percent of the business leaders surveyed expect the Tennessee economy to improve faster than the US economy over the next year, due primarily to good business investments.
Almost 70 percent of respondents said Tennessee is doing a good or excellent job of creating a solid business environment.

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Nov. 6-10

BlueCross Selects Curry As Chief Learning Officer


Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: APOLLOS FEARS JOHN H HOLLINE 800 MCCALLIE AVE CHATTANOOGA TN 37403 BO THOMAS LOREN M THOMAS 6451 HARBOR MASTER DR HIXSON ... (click for more)

Dec, 7, ONLINE: Member Orientation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Chattanooga Chamber, (Zoom) Whether you just joined the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce or have been a member for years, join us via ... (click for more)

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee has chosen Damali Curry as the company’s first chief learning officer. This newly-created director-level role supports BlueCross training across all levels ... (click for more)



Business

New Hamilton County Business Licenses

Here are the new business licenses from the County Clerk's office: APOLLOS FEARS JOHN H HOLLINE 800 MCCALLIE AVE CHATTANOOGA TN 37403 BO THOMAS LOREN M THOMAS 6451 HARBOR MASTER DR HIXSON TN 37343 BONGODAY CARLA ABOU ZEID 8269 COMMUNITY PL OOLTEWAH TN 37363 BOREAL WOODWORKS NATHAN A KOLB 629 SPEARS AVE CHATTANOOGA TN 37405 CHATT CITY TRANSPORTATION CEDRIC ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Chamber Calendar Of Events Nov. 6-10

Dec, 7, ONLINE: Member Orientation 8:30-9:30 a.m. Chattanooga Chamber, (Zoom) Whether you just joined the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce or have been a member for years, join us via Zoom to learn more about your member benefits, ways to engage with the community, and what's going on at the Chamber! Register here . No cost. Dec, 7, IN-PERSON: North Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Watts Bar Unit 1 Completes Scheduled Refueling, Maintenance Outage

The Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit 1 returned to operation on Saturday, after completing a scheduled refueling and maintenance outage, and is again producing reliable, carbon-free energy. At its full generating capacity, the unit creates enough energy to power 650,000 homes. “Throughout the outage, our employees and contract partners maintained their ... (click for more)

Home In Birchwood Destroyed By Fire Saturday Evening

A home was destroyed Saturday evening in the Birchwood area. At 7:25 pm, the Highway 58 Volunteer Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 11306 Birchwood Pike. The first engine on the scene reported a fully involved residential fire. Once firefighters confirmed everyone was out of the house, they conducted a defensive attack to contain the fire to the one structure. ... (click for more)

Opinion

The Plight Of The Homeless - And Response (3)

I work very closely with the homeless population in our Chattanooga area. My son and I take around 50 meals a week to our friends living in the tent cities. On Wednesday at 9 a.m. I witnessed first hand the Tennessee Department of Transportation destroying everything - my friends' homes and all of their possessions. My friends in the tent cities have always told me that TDOT ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Albom On Oxford

I never got to know Mitch Albom back in my sports writer days. We covered some of the same events but other than an occasional “How ya doin’?” the only thing we had in common was he worked at the Detroit Free Press and I was at the Chattanooga News-Free Press. Then Mitch entered our hearts in 1967 with the wonderful book, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” and, man, he was off to the races. ... (click for more)