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12:12pm

Thu May 31, 2012
Top Stories

Tennessee Works: The Non-Profit Sector

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues to look for those few thin slices of the Tennessee economy that prospered during the economic downturn. It’s part of series of stories we’re calling Tennessee Works.

Today, a look at the state’s non-profit sector with Lewis Lavine, President of the Center for Non-Profit Management in Nashville.

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.

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12:12pm

Mon April 9, 2012
MTSU Economist Says Exports Up 15% in 2011

Tenn. Exports Rebound to Pre-Recession Levels

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee’s exports have reached pre-recession levels according to an economist with Middle Tennessee State University.

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.

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2:26pm

Mon March 26, 2012
TBR Sees Remarkable Enrollment Growth

Tennessee Works - Higher Education Gains

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  WMOT News continues a series of stories that examine those small slices of the Tennessee economy that have prospered during hard times.

Public higher education in Tennessee experienced remarkable growth during the economic downturn. The state’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

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11:49am

Tue November 29, 2011
Georgia Has Closed 27 Banks This Year

No Bank Closings Good News for Tennessee

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Here’s just one indication that Tennessee’s recession hasn’t been as deep or as damaging as what other southern states have experienced.

Neighboring states have suffered a significant number of bank failures in recent months, while Tennessee hasn’t had a bank close in nearly a decade.

Georgia has had 27 banks fail so far this year. Alabama and North Carolina had two bank closings each in 2011. Mississippi and Arkansas have both closed a single bank in recent months.  A Kentucky bank failed last year.

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