Supporting Tennessee Business
As Governor of Tennessee, Randy will use his background as a successful businessman and as the state’s Commissioner of Economic and Community Development to ensure we simplify and streamline our state’s interaction with businesses so that we are truly supporting the real drivers of our economy: small business owners.
Randy worked hard and took chances to build his own business, and today, Radio Systems Corporation employees over 700 people. Recently, Radio Systems Corporation was rated a “Great Place to Work” by Forbes Magazine.
Bringing New Businesses to the State
While serving as the Commissioner of Economic & Community Development, Randy was responsible for supporting the state’s economic growth by helping recruit more businesses and good-paying jobs to Tennessee. He brought added emphasis to the 17 counties designated as economically distressed so that all Tennesseans have the opportunity to participate in the state’s strengthening economy.
Identifying Rural Tennessee’s Specific Economic Challenges
In 2015, Randy was a catalyst for the creation of the Governor’s Rural Task Force. He served as the co-chair of the 120-member task force, established to identify and seek solutions to the challenges that Tennessee’s most rural areas face every day, including health care, education and economic development. In late 2016, Randy’s task force submitted its findings and specific suggestions to Governor Haslam.
Fighting for Fair Access to Broadband
During his tenure as commissioner, Randy also advocated for fair access to broadband internet throughout the state, a necessity for improving workforce readiness and supporting growth of rural businesses and good paying jobs