ThinkTN in the News: Tennessee no longer a top 10 state for business

NASHVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL (July 10, 2018) – Tennessee is no longer among the top 10 states for business, according to a recent analysis by CNBC. The Volunteer State ranked No. 13 on CNBC’s 2018 list of “America’s Top States for Business,” down from No. 9 in 2017. Texas ranked No. 1 on this year’s list and Alaska came in last. …

ThinkTennessee Finds Sustainable Energy a Big Opportunity to Cut Costs, Create Jobs For Tennesseans

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 6, 2018) – Tennessee’s families consume and spend more on energy than most Americans, report ThinkTennessee and The Southern Environmental Law Center in a new policy brief released today. According to the researchers, Tennessee also trails states across the nation in terms of energy efficiency and renewable energy production. The third in a series related to ThinkTennessee’s …

ThinkTN in the News: Tennesseans struggle to get and stay healthy

THE TENNESSEAN (June 14, 2018) – Despite having some of the best health care companies in world, the people who live and work in Tennessee are not healthy. Too many of us are too fat. Tennessee has the worst childhood obesity rate in the USA, and the fifth worst adult obesity rate. There are only seven states where residents smoke more …

ThinkTN Highlights Solutions to State’s Election Challenges in New Policy Brief

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 8, 2018) – Tennesseans are eager for action on election modernization and security, according to a new policy brief on elections and civic life released today by nonpartisan think tank ThinkTennessee. The brief, which is the second in a series of reports related to the group’s State of Our State 2018 dashboard, finds that technological innovations have …

ThinkTN Introduces State of Our State Policy Briefs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 18, 2018) – ThinkTennessee’s State of Our State dashboard provides an at-a-glance look at how Tennessee ranks nationally across 100 different indicators. Yet, these rankings tell only part of the story. ThinkTennessee is launching a series of policy briefs that will be released periodically to dive a little deeper into Tennessee’s standings on each of the 11 …