published Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Tennessee gives cash to 'accelerators'

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development will hand out $2.25 million a year for the next three years to support new regional "business accelerators" across the state.

Each of the nine development districts in Tennessee will get $250,000 for programs to be selected next month that "create a more robust entrepreneurial system," Economic Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said Wednesday.

The state received 40 inquiries already from regional chambers of commerce, universities, private companies and individuals interested in the new effort.

Interested parties are encouraged to file a letter of intent with the department by Sept. 6.

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harrystatel said...

Another example of corporatism. Business welfare paid for by taxpayers. Fascism is alive and thriving.

What's the difference between corporatism and the Nazi party? The Nazis were snappy dressers.

August 25, 2011 at 8:09 a.m.
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