NAS Holding Small Business Expo in Manchester – 2016

The Manchester Chamber of Commerce was very proud to welcome NAS to Manchester and assist them with their Small Business Expo this year
ARNOLD AFB, Tenn. -Small business owners interested in future contracting opportunities with National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), the new contractor at Arnold Engineering Development Complex in charge of the Test Sustainment and Operations (TOS) contract can find out more at a free Small Business Outreach at the Manchester Coffee County Conference Center June 22 from 9-11:30 a.m. In cooperation with the local chambers of commerce, the local Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Small Business Development Center, NAS wants to describe the process of doing business with the company at AEDC, as well as meet and share ideas with local business leaders.
“We recognize the value that a diverse supply chain system brings to our business,” said Dave Porter, Acquisitions Manager for NAS. “We want to maximize opportunities for small businesses in the region. They will be partners in our success.”

Governor Haslam, Commissioner Boyd Host Tennessee Investment Seminar in Tokyo | TNECD

TOKYO, JAPAN – During an economic development trip in Asia, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd along with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) co-hosted an investment seminar focused on Tennessee’s business advantages on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. The seminar was attended by more than 200 business leaders in the manufacturing, logistics, government and construction sectors.


The survey of businesses and households begins today and continues through March 15. Businesses and residents may take the online assessment at

Boyd said the department determined the need for a statewide assessment of broadband access and usage during his initial set of listening tours across the state in early 2015. Elected leaders, business executives and economic development professionals in all nine TNECD regions told Boyd and department officials that a lack of broadband access may hurt future economic development efforts in rural Tennessee.

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