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

Nokian Tyres aims for 'most sustainable' tire factory

Published Sep. 21 2017

DAYTON, Tenn. — Nokian Tyres' chief executive said Wednesday the Finnish tire maker will have built the most sustainable factory...

Engineered Floors to buy beleaguered Beaulieu Group

Published Sep. 20 2017

Engineered Floors, the floorcovering company started just eight years ago by carpet pioneer Bob Shaw, could climb to No. 3...

Ballpark would anchor housing, retail and green space in South Broad District plan

Published Sep. 20 2017

An early blueprint of the South Broad District's future unveiled last Thursday includes a multi-use minor league baseball park anchoring...


Integrity Staffing Solutions put 5,000 to work in Tennessee in 2016

Published Sep. 20 2017

Integrity Staffing Solutions, which came to Chattanooga in 2011 to help find workers for Amazon, placed or employed about 5,000...

New apartments spark increase in storage units near downtown Chattanooga

Published Sep. 19 2017

The latest addition in Chattanooga's version of the hit series Storage Wars has opened in Red Bank with a 250-unit...

THE COSTS OF JOBS: The VW impact - Jobs versus $800 million in incentives weighed

Published Sep. 18 2017

A partnership of the largest media companies in the state examined those and other subsidies to answer a simple question:...

City center seeing new life, but some worry about parking, panhandling, rents

Published Sep. 17 2017

Chattanooga's central business district, long viewed by many as lagging the rest of downtown's renaissance, is slated to see two...

Ballpark would anchor housing, retail and green space in South Broad District plan

Published Sep. 15 2017

An early blueprint of the South Broad District's future unveiled Thursday includes a multi-use minor league baseball park anchoring an...

CBL to use 'smart store analytics' at Hamilton Place

Published Sep. 14 2017

The owner of Hamilton Place mall is joining with a company that offers smart store retail analytics and deploying the...

Volkswagen getting charged up to increase electric vehicle production

Published Sep. 13 2017

Volkswagen has unveiled the latest concept of its all-electric ID Crozz sport utility vehicle as the company set a target...

Birchwood landfill wins planners OK despite opposition

Published Sep. 12 2017

About two dozen people turned out Monday to oppose a proposed new construction and demolition materials landfill in Birchwood, but...

Proposed subdivision near Hixson Pike's 'S curves' raises safety concerns

Published Sep. 12 2017

A proposal to build a new 21-unit subdivision off Hixson Pike near the so-called "S curves" was endorsed by a...

Nearly two dozen flights canceled at Chattanooga Airport

Published Sep. 11 2017

About a dozen departures from Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport to Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa Bay today have been canceled.

Completing Chattanooga's 'Yellow Brick Road' project through Enterprise South ongoing

Published Sep. 10 2017

With more than 7,500 people now working daily at Enterprise South industrial park, the state's highway builders are finalizing steps...

Applebee's closing downtown Chattanooga eatery

Published Sep. 9 2017

The Applebee's restaurant in downtown Chattanooga is slated to shut down next week, the latest in a string of eateries...

700 block building fills downtown 'hole'

Published Sep. 8 2017

The tallest building to go up in the heart of downtown Chattanooga since the 1970s is scheduled to open next...

New Chattanooga FedEx distribution center loaded with technology, officials say

Published Sep. 7 2017

Every one of the up to 12,000 parcels an hour going through the new FedEx Ground distribution center in Chattanooga...

Health department head tackles public health challenges with innovative approaches

Published Sep. 1 2017

From cutting infant mortality and youth obesity to fighting the area's culture of smoking and aiding in emergency preparedness, Becky...

VW official: Chattanooga plant plenty of capacity; Atlas five-seat offshoot 'highly likely'

Published Sep. 1 2017

The head of the global Volkswagen brand said here Thursday it's "highly likely" the German automaker will bring a five-seat...

Chattanooga State site in East Brainerd could be reused for education, church, offices

Published Sep. 1 2017

A longtime educational facility in the East Brainerd part of Chattanooga is on the market.