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Daily News Journal: Tennessee’s economy is growing

The Daily News Journal highlighted a recent UT report that shows the state’s economy is growing. More than 7,000 new businesses were formed in Tennessee during the final quarter of last year, according to a new economic report released this week by the Tennessee Secretary of State. The report was produced by the Center for Business and Economic

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Jobless rates drop in Georgia, Tennessee

Chattanooga Times Free Press

The Chattanooga Times Free Press recently featured Bill Fox in an article about jobless rates in the southeast, namely in Georgia and Tennessee. The two states added jobs at a faster pace than the rest of the country last year, but both states still ended 2014 with a higher unemployment rate than the US average, according to

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In the News: Study Says Insure Tennessee Could Bring $1.14B to State

Commercial Appeal

A study from UT’s Center for Business and Economic Research says Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee plan, which would expand Medicaid in Tennessee, would bring more than a billion dollars of new spending to the state. “The immediate purpose of Insure Tennessee is to provide health insurance to Tennesseans,” the study says. “At the same time, the injection of additional federal dollars will yield significant spillover benefits to the state economy.”

CBER 2014 TennCare Study in the News

A recent study on TennCare from the Center for Business and Economic Research shows that the percentage of uninsured Tennesseans is at its lowest rate in a decade. The report shows that 7.2 percent of Tennessee’s 6.5 million residents are uninsured, a 25 percent decrease from last year. The report also shows that 2.4 percent

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CBER in the News

A recent report from the Center for Business and Economic Research shows that while there was a pickup in new business filings statewide in the third quarter, there was a drop in active businesses in Tennessee last quarter. New business filings increased four percent in the third quarter, compared to the second quarter of 2014, according

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