ECD posts online database of FastTrack grants, but leaves out job creation

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has posted online a searchable database of FastTrack grants since 2011, but has left out key information it gathers on job creation. Mike Reicher, Continue Reading

72% of Tennesseans think the state is not transparent with economic incentives to corporations

Just how transparent is the state of Tennessee with its economic development programs? In the eyes of Tennesseans, not very. A new poll by icitizen and The Beacon Center of Continue Reading

Exemptions generous when it comes to economic development records

A few months ago, we reported here in a post about public records that the governor’s office had denied state Rep. Mike Turner, D-Nashville, access to economic development records, citing two Continue Reading

Tennessee Tower story exposes deal secret under records law

Phil Williams, chief investigative reporter for NewsChannel 5, uncovered confidential state documents that outline an economic development proposal to give Tennessee Tower to the Sears Corporation if it moved its Continue Reading