Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press.
A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan.
Dave, a native of Lansing, Mich., joined the Times Free Press in 1999 after working for 19 years at The Chattanooga Times. He covers energy, business and special projects, including the Tennessee Valley Authority. Dave has previously covered police, county government, politics and education.
A 1979 graduate of the University of Michigan, Dave also studied economics at Michigan State University’s Graduate School of Business.
He has won more than a dozen journalism awards for business, breaking and investigatory reporting, including first place honors for education coverage in 2007 from the Tennessee Press Association, investigative reporting in 2006 and project reporting in 2005 from the East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists, deadlline reporting in 2002 from the Georgia Associated Press Association, and health care reporting in 2001 from the Tennessee Hospital Association.
Contact Dave at 423-757-6340 or email@example.com.
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Eighty years after it was birthed by the federal government as a part of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal, the Tennessee Valley Authority might be better off severed from Uncle Sam, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., said Wednesday.
April home sales in the Chattanooga area were up 15.4 percent over a year ago as rising home values and job prospects continued to boost the local housing market.
A Manchester, Tenn., automotive supplier announced today it will spend $16.8 million to expand its plant in the Coffee County Industrial Park and add 104 jobs.
Despite no longer being required to attend, former City Councilman Manny Rico showed up to Thursday's unveiling of Little Liberty, the 11-foot replica of the Statue of Liberty located in the lobby of newly-renovated Liberty Tower.
With nearly two dozen regulators examining equipment and processes at the troubled Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant this week and next, TVA said Thursday it has made “continuous, sustainable improvements” to remove Browns Ferry from the worst performance rating of any U.S. nuclear plant by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Georgia's construction-driven economy may have been battered more than most during the Great Recession, but the job market in the Peach State is now bouncing back faster than its northern neighbor.
Unemployment rose last month across Tennessee to its highest rate since last September.
Georgia’s jobless rate fell last month to its lowest level in nearly four and a half years, although unemployment in the Peach State remained above the national average.
The head of the United Auto Workers is sounding an upbeat note on a future union presence at Chattanooga's Volkswagen plant, even as others question the prospects and the wisdom of such a move.
The economic recovery this year is proving less powerful for industry in the Tennessee Valley, at least in the consumption of electricity by the biggest manufacturers in the region.