Aug 6 2018
06:41 pm

Textile mill that planned 1,000 jobs in Pikeville only employs 26

Only 26 positions have been filled more than a year after Gov. Bill Haslam traveled to Pikeville to announce that a new textile company would bring 1,000 jobs to Bledsoe County, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. While Textile Corporation of America has received $3 million in state aid, the company has yet to install any sewing or stitching equipment at the site.

Hope the agreement has clawback provisions.

And lest we forget: the great Alcoa ammo plant debacle. At least no taxpayer money was wasted before it fell apart. That we know of. Because there's SO much transparency on these sketchy deals.

But yeah, "servant leaders" Bill Haslam and Randy Boyd (who both attend the ribbon cuttings at these grifter sideshows) are the real geniuses of siphoning off leveraging taxpayer dollars for these public-private partnerships.


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