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Tennessee is one of the top states in the country for doing business. That's according to the national publication Area Development, which conducted its annual survey of site selection consultants. Tennessee placed number one in the category of overall infrastructure and global access as well as number-one in two subcategories within that ranking: distribution/supply-chain hubs and certified sites/ shovel-ready programs. It also placed number five for its rail and highway access and number six in workforce development. Overall, Tennessee ranked as the fifth best state in the country for doing business, which is two places higher than the state ranked in the same survey last year.
NASHVILLE ---The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s 2014 Wildlife Management Area waterfowl hunts is now underway. The application period will continue until midnight (CDT) Oct. 1, 2014. . Hunters may apply at any TWRA license agent, at any TWRA regional office, or online at the TWRA webpage at tn.gov. Mailed applications will not be accepted.
The Crossville Memorial Airport will celebrate 80 years with its Annual Open House and Fly-In on Saturday, September 27th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. Admission is free. Activities include helicopter and plane rides, inflatables for the kids, aircraft displays and concessions. You can also register to win a free ride in the P-51 Mustang, Cobra or Huey H1 helicopters. For more information, call 484-5016.
Cumberland Mountain State Park in Crossville will host a Girls Outdoors Workshop next month for girls ages 10-12. According to Tennessee State Parks, the workshop will highlight outdoor exploration, career pathways and a strong foundation in the natural world. The day will feature hands-on science activities, talks with professional women in the outdoor field and adventurous surprises. It is scheduled for Saturday, October 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Cumberland Mountain State Park. Admission is $15 per child. For more info or to register, contact Nancy.Dorman@tn.gov.
NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host its first Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) All-terrain Vehicle (ATV) Workshop Oct. 3-5 on the Sundquist unit at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area. The ATV is the latest addition to the BOW program. The workshop headquarters will be at the RideRoyalBlue.com ATV Guest Resort & Campground, about 45 miles north of Knoxville. Participants will arrive on Friday evening from 4-6 p.m. with dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m. On Saturday following breakfast, an ATV Orientation Safety Course will be conducted. Following completion of the session, participants will begin trail riding and lunch will be held at the elk viewing tower. Trail riding will continue in the afternoon. Space is limited for the workshop. The cost is $150 which includes lodging in cabin for two nights, meals, WMA permit, ATV use and required safety equipment. If a participant has her own ATV, she is welcome to bring it to the workshop. An application is available on the TWRA website and at TWRA regional offices.