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

Chattanooga officials expect more tax-increment financing projects

Published Oct. 3 2017

Chattanooga officials said Tuesday they expect future road and other infrastructure projects to come before the city seeking tax-increment financing...

VW sales climb 33.2 percent last month on SUVs

Published Oct. 3 2017

Volkswagen of America today reported that September sales jumped.

Greentech plans 137 new homes off Dayton Boulevard

Published Oct. 3 2017

A Chattanooga developer is seeking rezoning for nearly 50 acres off Dayton Boulevard to put in a new residential subdivision...


Shares of Chattanooga-based Astec fall on wood pellet plant redesign costs

Published Oct. 3 2017

Shares of Chattanooga-based Astec Industries fell 6 percent Monday after the company said its third quarter earnings will take a...

Astec taking charge for pellet plants; buys company

Published Oct. 2 2017

Chattanooga-based Astec Industries announced today it has initiated significant design upgrades to its customers' Georgia and Arkansas wood pellet plants.

Amazon's Chattanooga distribution facility has between 2,000 and 2,500 full-time employees

Published Oct. 1 2017

Inside Chattanooga's sprawling Amazon distribution center, there's a near-constant whirl of about 10 miles of conveyor belts sending packages throughout...

Former engineer Boyd Simpson builds real estate empire

Published Oct. 1 2017

Atlanta-based businessman Boyd Simpson says his company has invested about $90 million in downtown Chattanooga, and he might not be...

New company moves into part of former Alstom site

Published Oct. 1 2017

A former Alstom manufacturing site near Chattanooga's waterfront, unoccupied for the past four years, is seeing new life from a...

GE Power looking to sell Chattanooga plants

Published Oct. 1 2017

GE Power, the owner of the former Alstom facilities in Chattanooga, has put its Chattanooga plants on the market. They...

More UTC housing planned with $38 million project

Published Sep. 29 2017

One of the highest profile corners on the edge of downtown Chattanooga will see student housing as a developer prepares...

Aldi spending $7 million to remodel 5 Chattanooga area stores

Published Sep. 27 2017

Discount grocer Aldi continues to try to grow market share in the Chattanooga area with plans to spend about $7...

Chattanooga data center already eyeing expansion

Published Sep. 27 2017

An Atlanta company that put in a $10 million data center in Chattanooga earlier this year says it has picked...

Art competition attempts to revive neglected downtown Chattanooga alley

Published Sep. 26 2017

A competition is kicking off to breathe life into a forgotten downtown Chattanooga alley behind a new 10-story apartment building...

Poll: 90 percent of residents against taxpayer funding for new Chattanooga Lookouts stadium

Published Sep. 26 2017

A new online poll by the Beacon Center of Tennessee shows that nearly 90 percent of Chattanoogans oppose using tax...

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:...