Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Directors of Business Development Spotlight

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One of the main goals of our department is to promote business recruitment and expansions to create high quality jobs in Tennessee. When it comes to our recruitment efforts, our Business Development team takes the lead. Oftentimes, one of TNECD’s six directors of business development is the first person a company comes in contact with… Read more »


Titan Medical Manufacturing LLC to Locate New Operations in Lexington

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Titan Medical will invest $7.5 million in new facility Lexington plant is company’s second Tennessee location Project will create 87 new jobs over the next six years LEXINGTON, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Titan Medical Manufacturing LLC officials announced today that the company will expand… Read more »



Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Jackson Kayak to Expand, Open New Facility in White County

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NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Jackson Kayak officials announced the company will invest $6.5 million to expand their current operations in Tennessee by opening a new manufacturing facility in Sparta at 3300 McMinnville Highway, the former Philips Lighting building. This expansion will create 250 new jobs… Read more »


Retire Tennessee: The Good Life, Only Better

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This past weekend members of our Retire Tennessee program attended their final Ideal Living Expo for the year in McLean, Virginia. Each year the Retire Tennessee program participates in six shows across the northern United States. The shows are the premier event for potential retirees and second home buyers to learn about places to relocate. … Read more »


Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty, Mayor Dean Announce Bridgestone Americas Headquarters to Relocate in Downtown Nashville

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  Project with Tire and Rubber Leader Valued at $232.6 Million, Creates 607 New Jobs NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean along with Bridgestone Americas, Inc. officials announced today the company’s plans to relocate its headquarters to downtown Nashville in a newly constructed… Read more »



Governor Haslam, Commissioner Hagerty Announce Brookdale to Expand Williamson County Corporate Headquarters

National Senior Living Operator to Invest $2.1 Million, Create 162 New Jobs NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, along with Brookdale Senior Living Inc. officials, today announced the company will expand its current corporate headquarters at 111 Westwood Pl. in Brentwood. Through this expansion, Brookdale will invest $2.1 million… Read more »


7 Scariest Places in Tennessee

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Tennessee is known for its whiskey, bustling music scene and beautiful scenery but did you know it is also known for being one of the most haunted states? Tennessee is home to some of the most haunted places in the country. In the spirit of Halloween, take a look at all of the places that… Read more »


Incredible Tiny Homes: Creating Something Bigger Than You

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Tiny homes are all the rage recently. More and more people seem to be turning to the “off-the-grid” lifestyle that allows them the flexibility to travel, explore and live wherever the wind takes them. Incredible Tiny Homes, a company located out of Morristown, is a company that makes these incredible tiny homes accessible and affordable.… Read more »


Governor Haslam Announces Volkswagen Group of America to Expand Chattanooga Manufacturing Operations, Produce New Midsize SUV Line

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  Automotive Manufacturer To Invest $600 Million, Create 2,000 New Jobs NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Volkswagen Group of America officials announced today the company will expand its sole U.S. manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Volkswagen will add an additional manufacturing line and create the National Research & Development and Planning Center of… Read more »


Governor Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Mohawk Industries to Expand Operations in Dickson

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Flooring manufacturer to create 245 new jobs  NASHVILLE – After attaining a significant production milestone and opening a new customer experience center within its state-of-the-art ceramic tile manufacturing plant in Dickson earlier in 2017, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Mohawk Industries announced today the world’s leading… Read more »


Governor Haslam, TNECD Announce LG Electronics to Locate New U.S. Manufacturing Operations in Montgomery County

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Leading home appliance manufacturer to invest $250 million, create 600 new jobs  NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, the Department of Economic and Community Development and LG Electronics Inc. officials today announced the company will build a new home appliance manufacturing facility in Clarksville. The global manufacturer, with headquarters in South Korea, is a leader in… Read more »


Tennessee Barbeque Awards

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Tennessee and barbecue go together like Johnny and June and the Ryman and country music. So it should come as no surprise that whatever your preference—from the sticky to the dry rub—our barbecue has a world-renowned reputation as a “must-have” culinary experience. With hundreds of barbecue joints scattered across the state, Tennessee isn’t lacking for… Read more »


It’s Bristol, Baby

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Although Tennessee’s 2016 college football season begins tonight against Appalachian State, there is only one thing on every fan’s mind.  In the words of Dale Earnhardt Jr, “It’s Bristol, baby!” On September 10, the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” becomes America’s largest football stadium as the Tennessee Volunteers face off against the Virginia Tech Hokies.  As of… Read more »


TNECD Announces Keynote Speakers for 2017 Governor’s Conference

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U.S. Senators and former UT football player to address Commissioner’s and Governor’s Luncheons NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today announced that U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, and former University of Tennessee football player Inky Johnson will be the keynote speakers during the 2017 Governor’s Conference on Economic and… Read more »


Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Announce Resolute Forest Products to Expand Current Operations in Calhoun

NASHVILLE—Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with Resolute Forest Products U.S., Inc. officials announced the company will invest $270 million to undertake a major expansion at its pulp and paper mill located in Calhoun. Resolute Forest Products, a top global paper products manufacturer, is one of McMinn County’s… Read more »



Two Months Until Kickoff

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With only sixty days remaining before the 2016 Governor’s Conference, our team is working hard putting the final touches on what will be our best conference yet. Not wasting much time, we began the planning process shortly after last year’s conference. We wanted to build upon the momentum that has been created behind Team Tennessee,… Read more »


Joe Calloway to Keynote at 62nd Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development today announced that Joe Calloway, business author and Speaker Hall of Fame recipient, will be the keynote speaker at the Commissioner’s Luncheon Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 during the 62nd Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development. The conference theme will focus on “Team Tennessee”… Read more »


Top Trends to Watch For in 2015

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To welcome the New Year, we sat down with Commissioner Bill Hagerty and incoming Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd to get their take on the top economic development trends to watch for in Tennessee in 2015. 1. Tennessee will continue to see strong growth in capital investment—of which our state has attracted more… Read more »


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