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Business Facilities magazine names Tennessee 2014 "State of the Year"


Business Facilities has named Tennessee the "State of the Year" for the second straight year!

The Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner, Bill Haggerty recently told the Tennessean "We are consistently regarded as one of the most favorable business climates in the United States. That is certainly front of mind as CEOs are considering where they want to locate their business"

Since the huge Nissan move in 2006 to the recent announcement about the $100 million Under Armour fulfillment center, businesses are more and more finding Middle Tennessee an attractive business investment. Many factors lead to these decisions including cost of living, low taxes and improvement in the education system.

The US  Department of Education recognized our state for the improved test scores, recent education reforms and the Tennessee Promise initiative. This initiative allows students to attend community and technical colleges for free.


Connie Harveyis a local agent with Pilkerton Realtors, serving home buyers and sellers in Nashville, TN, Brentwood TN, and Franklin TN. Let her help you realize your Real Estate goals. She can be reached at 615-371-2474.

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Comment balloon 16 commentsConnie Harvey • January 15 2015 07:37AM


Good morning, Connie Harvey nice shout out for the state of Tennessee.... hope 2015 is a great one for you in Tennessee....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) almost 4 years ago

Barbara - Thank you! I'm feeling a good year coming on!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Well congratulations to the state of Tennessee! I know you are pleased as punch with that!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 4 years ago

A great shout out for the state of Tennessee! I have good friends that moved to Nashville from the Northeast and they have never regretted it!

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) almost 4 years ago

Barbara Jo - It sure keeps our unemployment low and our economy humming.

Joanna - I moved here on purpose twice!!!

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Connie Harvey I've never been to Tennessee. Maybe someday I'll visit to see all the excitement. Congratulations.

Posted by Janis Borgueta, LIC RE Salesperson (Key Properties of the Hudson Valley ) almost 4 years ago

Sounds like good news for the state of Tennesee.  When I think of places I would move to, Tennessee is definitely on the radar, but it's not a major change of scenery from Northern VA.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 4 years ago

Congratulations Connie, just the kind of news to attract more businesses to your state!


Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) almost 4 years ago

Hi Connie.  Increasing employment is awesome news for the real estate market.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) almost 4 years ago

We are proud to have landed the new Hankook Tire Plant in Clarksville. The Governor and Staet played a huge role in offering incentives and support.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 4 years ago

Janis - girlfriend, come on down!!!

Chris Ann- Probably not unless you're not in a city. Nashville has a lot to offer.

Bob = We've been on a lot of lists the past few years. Good for the City and the State.

Conrad - It's all good in my book!

Debbie - Clarksville has had a lot of attention lately too.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Lower taxes are a big draw.  Great news for Tennessee. Hope it translates to more real estate business!

Posted by Catherine Marcy, CA Desert Home Specialist (HomeSmart Professionals) almost 4 years ago

Connie, this is great news for Tennessee. Where there are businesses, there are jobs and people, who will want to buy and sell houses!  

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 4 years ago

Catherine - Retirees really love it!

Silvia - Exactly. I'm expecting 2015 to be an incredible year.

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 4 years ago

Connie, I can see that Tennessee would be a great place to retire to, start or grow a business or just find great employment and opportunity.  Thanks for highlighting this achievement for Tennessee!

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) almost 4 years ago

Connie, how does it feel to be sitting at the popular table? I know so many people who have confessed a desire to some day move to Nashville. I need to tell them I know somebody who can help them with that.

Posted by Chuck Willman, Utah Homes (Utah Homes) over 3 years ago