Mike Pare (Reporter)

Phone: 423-757-6318
E-mail: mpare@timesfreepress.com
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor's degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before coming to Chattanooga. Contact Mike at 423-757-6318 or mpare@timesfreepress.com

Oak Ridge lab eyes Chattanooga as testing ground for driverless trucking

Published Aug. 24 2017

Oak Ridge National Laboratory's new director said Wednesday the lab is considering testing in Chattanooga related to autonomous driving and...

New prosperity is coming, Reagan economist tells Chamber of Commerce

Published Aug. 24 2017

Former Reagan administration economist Arthur Laffer said in Chattanooga on Wednesday that he foresees both future tax cuts and a...

Chattanooga Airport eying expansion, inks new six-year deal with CEO

Published Aug. 22 2017

Higher traffic at Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport is spurring officials to consider expanding the passenger concourse and boosting parking, and they're...

Allegiant Air eyes nonstops between Chattanooga and Destin, Fla.

Published Aug. 21 2017

Climbing airport passenger boardings are prompting discount carrier Allegiant Air to consider nonstops between Chattanooga and Destin, Fla.

Chattanooga Lookouts owner: New stadium could be catalyst for growth

Published Aug. 21 2017

A Chattanooga Lookouts owner says a new minor league ballpark on an old South Broad Street foundry site, coupled with...

FedEx grows Chattanooga footprint

Published Aug. 20 2017

Parcel delivery company FedEx Ground plans to unwrap a new $30 million distribution center next month in Chattanooga that's expected...

Carvana brings its online car buying, selling to Chattanooga

Published Aug. 19 2017

Chattanooga area residents can browse, finance, purchase, and trade-in their old vehicles online in as little as 10 minutes, and...

Major changes seen for South Broad Street district

Published Aug. 18 2017

A standing-room-only crowd of more than 150 people turned out at Calvary Chapel for the first of two sessions this...

New North Shore building lands first tenants

Published Aug. 18 2017

One of the North Shore's biggest new commercial structures has landed its first tenants.

New Lookouts stadium could bring housing, retail space to Southside

Published Aug. 17 2017

An owner of the 141-acre former foundry site off South Broad Street says he can envision "a mini-SunTrust Park" holding...

Fleischmann: Health, tax reform bills are possible this year

Published Aug. 16 2017

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann said Tuesday there's a chance of seeing health care and corporate tax reform bills passed by...

Resolute Forest Products cutting 222 jobs at Calhoun, Tenn., plant

Published Aug. 15 2017

Resolute Forest Products in Calhoun, Tenn., is cutting 222 jobs at its plant as it shuts down newsprint production operations.

Stein Construction closing after 105 years; holding equipment auction

Published Aug. 15 2017

Excavators, dozers, backhoes, trucks and other equipment will be selling at auction Aug. 30 as Chattanooga's Stein Construction Co. prepares...

Planners OK more than 500 potential new home sites across Hamilton County

Published Aug. 15 2017

Chattanooga planners on Monday gave the OK to what eventually could lead to construction of more than 500 single-family houses...

South Broad District's direction could be guided by planning effort

Published Aug. 13 2017

Interest in one of the key gateways to downtown Chattanooga — which includes the site of the former Wheland Foundry...

Chattanooga auto dealer opens multimillion-dollar Dalton Nissan store

Published Aug. 11 2017

One of the area's largest locally owned family of dealerships has opened a new Nissan store.

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce kicks off CEO search

Published Aug. 10 2017

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has officially begun the search for a new chief executive after current CEO Bill...

VW Chattanooga graduates four classes

Published Aug. 10 2017

Volkswagen in Chattanooga today marked the graduation of classes from four programs of the Volkswagen Academy during a ceremony.

Rezoning sought for two new North Shore apartment buildings

Published Aug. 9 2017

A Chattanooga developer is seeking new zoning to put up a pair of North Shore apartment complexes as the downtown...

Mountain View Chrysler building new store

Published Aug. 8 2017

A dealership that has been at the same site for roughly four decades is shifting to a much larger tract...