recession en Tennessee Works: The Non-Profit Sector <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; WMOT News continues to look for those few thin slices of the Tennessee economy that prospered during the economic downturn. It&rsquo;s part of series of stories we&rsquo;re calling Tennessee Works.</p><p>Today, a look at the state&rsquo;s non-profit sector with Lewis Lavine, President of the Center for Non-Profit Management in Nashville.</p><p>Levine says Tennessee non-profits did surprisingly well in the downturn. He says, for example, that more restaurants went out of business than did non-profit agencies.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:12:57 +0000 Mike Osborne 11547 at Tenn. Exports Rebound to Pre-Recession Levels <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee&rsquo;s exports have reached pre-recession levels according to an economist with Middle Tennessee State University.</p><p>Dr. Steven Livingston is with the Business and Economics Research Center at MTSU. He says Tennessee exports were up 15 percent in 2011. Livingston says that last year the state exported more than $29 billion worth of products.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 17:12:17 +0000 Mike Osborne 9589 at Tennessee Works - Higher Education Gains <p>&nbsp;</p><p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; WMOT News continues a series of stories that examine those small slices of the Tennessee economy that have prospered during hard times.</p><p>Public higher education in Tennessee experienced remarkable growth during the economic downturn. The state&rsquo;s two public systems, the Tennessee Board of Regents system and the University of Tennessee system, both experienced significant enrollment increases over the past five years</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:26:35 +0000 Mike Osborne 9001 at Tennessee Works - Higher Education Gains No Bank Closings Good News for Tennessee <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp;&nbsp;Here&rsquo;s just one indication that Tennessee&rsquo;s recession hasn&rsquo;t been as deep or as damaging as what other southern states have experienced.</p><p>Neighboring states have suffered a significant number of bank failures in recent months, while Tennessee hasn&rsquo;t had a bank close in nearly&nbsp;a decade.</p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:49:50 +0000 Mike Osborne 4464 at