2005-2008: Aspire Clarksville III

Breaking New Ground for Business

In the fall of 2004, the Clarksville-Montgomery County Economic Development Council took action to move the Aspire Clarksville program into a foundation and call it The Aspire Clarksville Foundation. In August 2005, the Internal Revenue Service officially granted the Foundation its 501c3 designation retro-active to the beginning of the Aspire III Campaign. This new IRS designation has enabled the Foundation to be considered for grants that it would not have otherwise been able to apply for.

Campaign Leadership:

William S. Stuard, Jr., Campaign Chairman

Campaign Highlights:

  • Created 6,674 new jobs
  • Recruited 5 new companies, including Dow Corning Corporation and Hemlock Semiconductor L.L.C.
  • Created $2.65 billion in new facilities capital investment
  • Created $480 million in existing facilities expansion investment
  • Increased per capita income to $35,232
  • Created $2.1 Billion in Retail sales
  • Created $150 million in tourism revenue

 

News

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Clarksville metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked 19th in the nation for fastest job growth. A report released today from 24/7 Wall St., a Delaware-based financial news company, studied employment and job growth from October 2015 to October 2016 for 387 metro areas and announced the top 25 U.S. cities.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Rusken Packaging, Inc. announces the purchase of Clarksville-owned Cougar Packaging. All employees will continue with the new company, and former Cougar owners Gerri and Larry Wallace will continue in their roles for six months to ensure a smooth transition.

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