Fentress Co. economy may depend on em...

Fentress Co. economy may depend on empty business park

There are 11 comments on the WATE-TV Knoxville story from Mar 31, 2009, titled Fentress Co. economy may depend on empty business park. In it, WATE-TV Knoxville reports that:

The unemployment rate in Fentress County is at 14.1 percent and help may depend on a business park that's currently empty.

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lonely and bored

Jamestown, TN

#1 Apr 3, 2009
if it left up to (the fortunate ones) it will stay empty unless they get some green in their pockets.
yup

Saluda, SC

#2 Apr 8, 2009
lonely and bored wrote:
if it left up to (the fortunate ones) it will stay empty unless they get some green in their pockets.
agree100%
named

Moseley, VA

#3 Apr 8, 2009
lonely and bored wrote:
if it left up to (the fortunate ones) it will stay empty unless they get some green in their pockets.
so true...sad really, but true...
jim

Arcadia, FL

#4 Apr 16, 2009
Be thankful for many have lost everything, can I ask you to help Fentress CO. Please , Go on and e-mail every big company. Tell them about the tax breaks and the new park we have for them to move into. Thank you and GOD Bless.
tn ridge runner

Murfreesboro, TN

#5 Apr 18, 2009
Fentress co. is a beautiful landscape .I believe some day ,because of Big South Fork, Jamestown will be another Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge,but that won't bring good paying jobs,it will bring money and traffic .Property owners will get a very good price for their property someday.Fentress Co.is one of the least air polluted counties in Tennessee and Gatlinburg is one of the worst because of TVA's Kingston steam plant.This is just my opinion.
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“stone cliff acres subdivision”

Since: Apr 10

statenisland ny

#6 Feb 10, 2015
tn ridge runner wrote:
Fentress co. is a beautiful landscape .I believe some day ,because of Big South Fork, Jamestown will be another Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge,but that won't bring good paying jobs,it will bring money and traffic .Property owners will get a very good price for their property someday.Fentress Co.is one of the least air polluted counties in Tennessee and Gatlinburg is one of the worst because of TVA's Kingston steam plant.This is just my opinion.
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I think your right but when?
Augur

Livingston, TN

#7 Feb 12, 2015
ALLENPRATT wrote:
<quoted text> I think your right but when?
A minute after hell freezes over....
Octal Number System

Gainesboro, TN

#8 Feb 15, 2015
I've lived in some other small towns and it always seems like good jobs are hard to find. The people who have money there usually don't have the power to create jobs due to current conditions. Jamestown is a bit remote and located too far from the Interstate. To prove this point, you could give "lonely and bored" $10 million with the instruction to create jobs. In about 5 years the money would be gone and so would the jobs.

lonely and bored wrote:
if it left up to (the fortunate ones) it will stay empty unless they get some green in their pockets.
just saying

Mountain View, CA

#9 Feb 19, 2015
If there are no jobs why are employers looking for skilled productive employees
Hunter

United States

#10 Oct 24, 2017
The business park in clarkrange was just a big joke Jamestown will never let business come to clarkrange because it would be the nail in the coffin for them the old money controls the county their businesses would never make it and clarkrange would out grow Jamestown leaving it to wither and die you have a hand full of family's that run it all and most of the courthouse is related by blood or marriage almost all jobs in centre as co are minimum wage keeping the ones with all the money on top most people who live here travel a long way out of the co for wk
betch ya

Jamestown, TN

#11 Oct 24, 2017
Now, did you all read the paper, county commission section, about money generated from tourism for 2016 was $ 12.48 million and it saved each tax payer $ 220 a year, and generated 90 jobs.

There is only 37 % pays property tax, and if you take away, those that receive their income from tax payers, because the people that dont make a living off the tax payer are the only true American tax payers.

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