Happy Hour: It’s All About GM

  • Let’s start with the good news, since this is Happy Hour: Though Tennessee’s unemployment rate almost hit 10% last month, Williamson County had a net gain of 800 jobs. [WKRN]
  • Lamar Alexander says “There is no reason why the new GM cannot build cars and trucks at Spring Hill” and he doesn’t expect the GM plant to be closed for long. Remind us to check back on this in a few months. [Nashville Post]
  • The Chevy Traverse, which is the huge-ass SUV currently being produced in Spring Hill, is moving to another plant. There is still the hope that Spring Hill can remain in the running for the “new small car,” which might salvage the plant. [Tennessean]
  • Many folks in Columbia, Franklin, Maury County and Williamson County are worried about all the tax revenue they’ll lose from the probably-soon-to-be-unemployed Spring Hill workers. [WKRN]
  • Not GM-related, but not exactly happy: One of the veterans who tested positive for HIV as a result of contaminated equipment at the VA hospital is finally speaking out. [WSMV]

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