Jackson No Longer A Distressed County

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee has the fewest distressed counties statewide since 2007, down from 15 in 2019 to 11 counties according to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

“McNairy, Jackson, Fentress and Morgan counties have shown tremendous improvement and we are proud to support continued efforts for greater stability and prosperity,” said Gov. Lee. “As these counties improve beyond distressed status this means more residents have access to quality jobs and economic security and we are committed to efforts that sustain this progress.”

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1 Comment

  1. Martin Whalen on July 7, 2020 at 5:14 pm

    I’m sorry, but it looks like Governor Lee is taking the Trump bullshit path

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